Bundle Up Baby: 8 Winter Wardrobe Essentials for Your Little One

As the chilly winds and frosty mornings announce the arrival of winter, it’s time to ensure that your little bundle of joy stays snug and warm during the colder months. Winter is a season of enchantment, unpredictable weather and often, a flurry of illnesses.

Most of us tend to pile on layers of warm clothing to fend off the cold, with special attention to keeping our heads, hands and feet warm. However, when it comes to babies, we need to be extra careful as their tiny bodies are more vulnerable to the effects of cold weather. With that said, you should be extra mindful of having comfy and weather-appropriate baby winter clothes to keep them warm and cosy.

Wool Socks

Child's Grippy Organic Wool Socks
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When it comes to keeping toes warm, having a few pairs of wool socks won’t hurt. This material is a natural insulator that retains heat while wicking away moisture, making it the right choice for keeping your baby’s feet dry and cosy. Opt for socks with a snug fit to make sure they don’t slip off during playtime. There are different designs, so look for socks with colourful patterns to beat the grey hues during winter.

One of the key reasons why wool socks are a must-have for little ones during winter is that they can help regulate your baby’s body temperature. This means that if their feet get too warm, the wool will absorb moisture and let it out into the air, keeping their feet cool. On the other hand, if their feet start to feel cold, wool insulation will trap in heat, keeping them warm without overheating.

A crucial point to consider is the thread count of the socks. The higher the thread count, the softer and more comfortable they will be for their sensitive skin. It is also important to check the fit around the ankles and top of the sock to avoid any restriction in blood flow.

Knitted Dungarees 

For a charming and practical winter look, knitted wool dungarees are an excellent choice for your little fashionista. Not only do they provide an extra layer of warmth but they also offer great versatility, You can layer them over long-sleeved bodysuits or pair them with leggings or tights for a cosy ensemble. Choose models with adjustable straps and button fastening for easy dressing, and make sure that the materials are soft and stretchy for maximum comfort.

As a staple in baby winter clothing, knitted dungarees are available in various designs and colours. Choose bright and bold shades to add a pop of colour to your little one’s outfit or opt for classic neutral tones that can be mixed and matched with different tops. They all offer the same level of warmth and comfort for your little one.

Wool Jackets

Hooded Jacket - Organic Wool/Cotton Fleece (6m-3y)
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A wool jacket should be a staple in your baby’s winter clothing arsenal. They are fashionable and cute while keeping your child warm and comfortable. They come in various types, so you need to consider the climate and your newborn’s activities when choosing the right one for them. These jackets are great for months when it’s cold but you still want them to play outside.

Long-Sleeved Bodysuits

Layering is key for keeping your newborn warm during winter months and long-sleeved bodysuits are the perfect base layer. Look for ones that are easy to put on and take out and have snap closures for quick diaper changes. Opt for soft and breathable fabrics like cotton that won’t irritate their delicate skin. Make sure you have several pairs in different colours to mix and match them with the rest of your baby’s wardrobe.


Merino Baby Jumper - Natural (0-18m)
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Nothing says cosy like a soft, knit jumper. Not only do they keep the baby warm and comfortable, but they are also fashionable and versatile so you can pair them with leggings, pants and even skirts. Choose jumpers made from natural fibre for warmth and comfort, plus they won’t irritate their delicate skin. You can choose from various types with different designs and patterns to add a playful touch to their winter wardrobe. 


When it comes to keeping their little legs warm, pants are a must-have in the baby winter clothes collection. Opting for soft and stretchy fabrics will allow ease of movement, whether your little one is crawling or taking its first steps. When shopping for pants look for ones with elasticated waistbands for a comfortable fit that won’t dig into their tummy. Make sure you have several pairs on hand, so you can change them in case they get dirty or your baby spills something on them.


Child's Leggings/Long Johns - Organic Cotton/Wool/Silk (1-12y)

For extra comfort and warmth consider adding leggings to the wardrobe. They are a versatile addition that can be paired with everything from dresses, tunics or oversized jumpers for a cute look that’s perfect for chilly days. They can also be layered under pants if the weather is extremely cold, without the bulk. 


Last but not least are the hats. Not only do hats protect your child’s head from the cold, but they also complete the winter ensemble. There is a wide range of hats that you can choose from, but make sure that they are made from soft and stretchy materials that won’t itch or irritate your baby’s skin.

As the temperatures drop, ensuring that your little one stays warm and cost is essential. From boots and socks to jackets and hats, you can keep your bundle of joy sung and stylish all season long. Layering is key, so don’t be afraid to mix these pieces to create adorable outfits. 

Mia Hadson

Mia is a passionate blogger. Her obsession with beauty, health and shopping started young. Her philosophy is based on simple things, regardless of whether it is about applying makeup, decorating a room or cleaning a home. She believes simplicity is the basis of beauty and she implements this ideology in all spheres of her life.