Keeping Toddler Warm?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by SDix, Dec 15, 2016.

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    SDix

    SDix Just Registered

    So this is the first year that we're taking our toddler skiing, just want him to experience it now so that he will (hopefully) love it as much as we do. And we want to be extra cautious with keeping him warm. We gonna be layering him up, and we have thermals and stuff, but been wondering whether we need to get one of these for the pram: http://www.prams.net/kaiser-iglu-footmuff? Is it necessary, it says it's for winter, but do you think it's gonna be warm enough for snow, and is it necessary?

    Does anyone have any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
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    Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Where are you going and how old is your child?
     
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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

    Dress the kid in what ever you would wear, except go onesie to avoid the gap between pants and jacket.

    Avoid the pram, they are a pain in the snow and walking will keep the toddler warm, and if they need a lift use a back pack thingy.
     
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    Karicta

    Karicta Dedicated Member

    ^^^. This, except I would say make sure toddler has one extra layer than you, and basically always has a beanie, gloves and warm waterproof boots on

    Pram will be useless anywhere there is snow
     
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    absentskier

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    That depends entirely on where @SDix is going. At Steamboat Springs and many other North American resorts that are real towns, a pram can be very useful depending on where you are staying. Certainly less useful in purpose built, snow covered resorts like Big White.

    The difference being that in towns, the Council's job is to keep the sidewalks as snow and ice free as possible, whereas a place like Big White will try to maintain snow coverage in the 'village' to the maximum extent possible.
     
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    Karicta

    Karicta Dedicated Member

    Hence the reference to 'snow', but I wasn't clear enough, I agree.

    Even in Aus ie perished village v FC; or even FC with cleared roads....
     
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    absentskier

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    :thumbs:
     
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    Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Yep we took pram to Nth America and it was a big help which is why I asked where they were going.

    Airports, shopping, most roads are cleared.
     
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    sly_karma

    sly_karma Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Just make sure you have plenty of snacks close at hand. The right clothing is important for insulation, but heat comes from within.
     
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    Ralph_implement

    Ralph_implement Addicted Member

    Oh definitely take a stroller, we always take an elcheapo one, it works for shopping trips/airports, but never in the snow.
     
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    piolet

    piolet Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Yeah we take out 70 buck target travel pram.
     
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    Ralph_implement

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    We actually picked up a second hand McLaren more recently, its been pretty good as the wheels are a tad bigger than the Target jobbies, and it's light.
     
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    Budgiesmuggler

    Budgiesmuggler Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Mountain buggy nano - fits in airline overhead. Can keep baby sleeping all the way to the gate.
     
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    piolet

    piolet Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Mines got fatties!
     
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    Legs Akimbo

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    e had a baby sleeping bag/suit thingy which we got from REI. It had a hood, arms and split legs. The legs were great because we could use a baby backpack while the daughter was wearing the suit.

    USD70 from REI
     
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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Part of the Furniture

    You won't need that. Just layer them up well and don't keep them out in the weather for too many hours.

    We've been taking our kids to the snow since they were 6 months old. They look like the Michelin man when you dress them up.

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    Budgiesmuggler

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    SDix

    SDix Just Registered

    Thanks everyone, this has been a big help! :D And those outfits are absolutely adorable!!!!!! Definitely a little bit in love with them :D
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    So you still haven't told us where you're going. Had you done so, I may have contributed. (You are aware, I presume, that this forum is an Australian based forum, so we have no idea what country you're talking about) Btw, I think the item you started the thread with is complete overkill for use in Australia, especially for a toddler.
     
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    absentskier

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    Where are you going?
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I'm wondering if they weren't promoting that product?
     
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    absentskier

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    So am I.
     
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    Legs Akimbo

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    It's an interesting tactic if it is promotion. What it has done is flush out several superior products.
     
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    Tanuki

    Tanuki Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    precisely, very expensive little wrap
     
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    Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Who says prams don't do snow.

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    skinavy

    skinavy Dedicated Member

    When lived in the UK and traveled to continrnt in winter we used to have a bugaboo chameleon with the snow wheels fitted, which replaced the smaller castoring wheels with fixed larger wheels, and the foot muff. Was rubbish on cleared areas as needed to drift it or lift the front and pivot to get around corners, on snow just drifted it around. Foot muff plus columbia onesie kept rugrats toasty as. Also had the Columbia two piece set that had the bib and brace. Make sure it has zips in the legs so as to change nappies without having to do a complete strip.
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    OP hasn't viewed the thread for over 3 days - since immediately after posting post #18 above.
     
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    coolair

    coolair Well-Known Member Season Pass Gold

    got good brakes?
     
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    skichic

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    haha, my initial thought too :eek:
     
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    chunky

    chunky Old And Crusty

    Good effort to do that SB. Pushing a pram at Dinner Plain through the snow was frustrating enough for me and you do it on the main range.
     
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    AnnaMary

    AnnaMary Just Registered

    I think this is perfect skiing suite for kids.