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Baby Matters

Must-Have Gear for a Winter Baby in Edmonton

November 1st, 2014

By Connie Peters

In Edmonton it can occasionally feel as though we’re perpetually indoors all winter long. But when it comes to being a new mom, you need to get out of the house to save your sanity. While it’s not always easy, it can be done with a babe in tow, even in winter’s snowy weather. I picked the best of the new baby gear on the market (or coming soon in some cases) for braving the cold with your tot.

Snow friendly strollers

Stokke Trailz ™

The fur lined winter kit combined with the all new Trailz™ stroller has suspension, air filled tires and even a waterproof basket, in the most on-trend colour of the season – grey.

Mountain Buggy Duet (Double AND single in one!)

The all-new Duet (2015) can convert to a single stroller using the Mountain Buggy Joey Accessory. It has a one hand fold, can take two infant car seats simultaneously, converts from a double stroller to a single stroller, has reversible seat liners, an adjustable handle bar, is newborn ready, can stand when folded, has 10″ air filled tires, and has individual seat and canopy adjustments. The Duet weighs in at 33 lbs and has spectacular one-hand maneuverability.

Bugaboo

In a collaborative project with Diesel, the look is heavy duty but perfectly suited to a heavy Alberta winter. It’ll stand out against the white backdrop and the snuggly bunting bag in camouflage is so currently on trend! 

A Great Baby Carrier

The all-new Baby Bjorn We has three front and back carrying positions. The waist belt and shoulder straps make this a comfortable, ergonomic baby carrier that can be used for years. Suitable for babies and toddlers, 0-3 years. 

Safety Picks

Snuggly Warmth in the Car Seat...Safely

7 A.M. Enfant’s The Nido, a car seat baby wrap, is the perfect replacement for winter coats as it provides the ultimate protection while reducing bulkiness for babies, featuring a unique and innovative back oval cutout eliminating extra layers between the child and car seat.

Britax Click Tight

With a quick push and twist of a button, parents simply open the front of the car seat, buckle the seatbelt across the labeled belt path and then click shut for a proper installation every time. No shoving, kneeing, yanking, or confusion associated with complicated LATCH limitation requirements necessary. 

A Hip Diaper Bag is a Must

When you’re on the go in the cold months you need even more ‘stuff’. Extra bottles or formula incase you’re held up, a change of clothes so you don’t get stuck out and about with a wet outfit on baby, and blankets of course.

Skip Hop Duo

Skip Hop’s iconic Duo includes grab handles, 10 pockets and custom hardware with a metal ring for toys, a zip closure on the main compartment and patented Shuttle Clips and non slip stroller straps, which allow easy conversion from a shoulder bag to a stroller bag. 

Ju Ju Be

The edgy Tokidoki prints are a fun addition to a very versatile and usable diaper bag with Ju Ju Be. 

Connie Peters is a mom to three girls and founder of ModernMama.com, your online and local resource for navigating pregnancy through preschool in the city.

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