There is something magical about the first time your baby sees snow! However, if you want to allow your baby to have fun during the winter season and play in the snow, you will need to keep your baby toasty warm.
Have you been looking for a pair of snow boots to keep your baby’s feet and legs warm during the winter season? Are you looking for a snow boot that is waterproof but lightweight and flexible at the same time?
Whether your baby is already walking or learning how to walk, a snow boot will allow your baby to get out and play in the snow.
I have been working for a specialized children’s shoe store for over 10 years now. This experience has afforded me many insights into children’s shoes and the way they fit. Our store specializes in shoes for children with foot and leg problems, but we provide regular shoe fittings as well. From my experience fitting thousands of kids and hundreds of babies, I have become familiar with the best shoe brands and shoe styles for babies.
One of the many things that I have learned throughout all of these years from fitting children’s shoes is that most babies have wide or extra wide feet, and this makes it really challenging to find shoes that fit, specially when looking for seasonal footwear.
I have been contacted by several families who are frustrated about not being able to find a single pair of snow boots to fit their baby’s feet.
The good news is that I am familiar with which snow boots will fit a baby with wide or extra wide feet, and I will describe them shortly. In addition to fitting the shape of your baby’s feet perfectly, the snow boots need to also be insulated, waterproof, and lightweight and flexible.
Any type of shoes that you provide for your baby must be lightweight and flexible, since most babies lack the step thrust to bend a harder sole. Even if your baby is already walking with confidence, we need for the shoes to be lightweight and flexible.
It’s hard to find snow boots that are lightweight and flexible since they tend to be bulkier and heavier due to the material that they are made of. However, there are certain snow boot styles that I have fitted before made by the shoe company Bogs that are waterproof, insulated, lightweight, and flexible.
These snow boots also provide 2 key features that will guarantee to fit the shape of your baby’s wide feet:
✅ Extra Depth: This feature will allow your baby’s wide or extra wide feet to fit deeply inside the snow boots and prevent the top part of their feet (instep) from rubbing against the top part of the snow boots.
✅ Round Toe-Box: This feature will prevent your baby’s toes from rubbing against one another or the side of the boots.
I know it can be frustrating and time-consuming to find a pair of snow boots for your baby, specially if they have wide or extra wide feet. That is the reason why I have put together a selection of the best snow boots for babies.
The Best Snow Boots for Babies ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I only review shoe styles that I have fitted before, since that is the only way for me to tell how much support the shoes provide, what materials the shoes are made of, and how the shoes fit.
These are my to-go snow boots for babies who are learning how to walk or are already walking. These boots will fit the shape of a baby with medium, wide, or extra wide feet.
How to Figure Out Your Baby’s Snow Boot Size? – Get it Right!
Shoes can fit short, long, or true to size, and depending on how they fit you will need to adjust the size that you get for your child.
All of these snow boot styles fit “true to size”, meaning that you need to provide your baby with a “half a size longer” of the size that he or she measures in the shoe measuring scale (Brannock device) in order to allow for growing room.
Keep in mind that you should always round up when purchasing snow boots (since most of them are not available in half sizes). For instance, if your child’s foot size measures a size 5 1/2 you should get a size 6. If your child’s foot size measures a size 6, then you should get the boot size 7. Makes sense?
I am always emphasizing to parents to make sure that they provide their babies with the correct snow boot size, otherwise they can end p creating several foot issues such as blisters, calluses, and corns. If you are not sure what your baby’s actual foot size is, take a look at an article I wrote where I describe the simplest, yet most effective way to figure out your child’s foot size from home. Go to the link below:
Important Tip: Take off the inner sole out of the snow boot and have your baby stand on it. Is there’s a finger- or finger-and-a-half width of space at the end of the boot? Then it’s a good fit!
Keep in mind that your baby will be wearing thicker socks with these boots, so we will have to leave a little of extra growing room.
One of the features that I love the most about these snow boots is how they will fit a baby with wide or extra wide feet. I would say that 80% of the babies that I have fitted before have wide or extra wide feet, and trust me when I tell you that I have fitted hundreds of babies for their first pair of walking shoes.
One common complain that a lot f parents seem to have is how their babies snow boots keep falling off their feet. This brings me to the next awesome feature that these snow boots provide, which is that they come with a velcro strap in the back that hugs the babies feet and legs and prevent the boots from falling off.
Most parents contact me asking why they have such a hard time putting their babies’ boots on and they keep insisting how their babies’ feet won’t fit inside the boots. If you are having trouble fitting your babies’ feet inside a pair of boots or any other typeof shoe for that matter, this usually means that the boots/shoes are too narrow for your babies’ feet.
Even though these snow boots are lightweight and flexible, they are meant to be worn for a very short period of time (5 hours a day maximum). Snow boots are meant to be used when your child plays in the snow, or for a short walk in the snow.
The Best Snow Boots for Babies – The 7 Most Important Features!
The snow boots that I recommended provide these important features that will keep your babies’ feet healthy and comfortable:
✅ Waterproof: This feature will keep your babies’ feet dry.
✅ Insulated: This feature will keep your babies’ feet warm.
✅ Lightweight and flexible: These features will prevent your babies’ feet and legs from easily getting tired.
✅ Traction: This feature will reduce the likelihood of your baby from slipping and falling down.
✅ These boots come with a temperature rated to -30 Fahrenheit in order to keep your babies’ feet warm.
✅ Anti-microbial insole: this feature will provide odor protection to keep your babies feet feeling fresh and healthy.
✅ Easy on and easy off: These snow boots open up nice and wide so you can easily slide your babies’ feet inside the boots.
Best Winter Socks For Babies – Keeping Their Feet Dry and Warm!
Socks play a key role in keeping your babies’ feet healthy, since they act as a barrier between your babies’ feet and the shoes. Socks also prevent the formation and the build up of bacteria inside the shoes.
The socks I will describe below are made of high quality materials such as cotton and they are ultra soft and comfortable to wear. These socks will keep your baby’s foot warm and cozy in cold weather.
I put together a selection of the best babies socks for the winter season and you can find them here. Please refresh your browser if you can’t see the recommendations.
Most parents that I have talked to were not aware that buying snow boots for babies requires more consideration than they anticipated. Remember to stay away from heavy clunky snow boots and please keep in mind that snow boots are not meant for long distance walking, they are meant for your baby to play with them for a short of period of time.
Have you found a particular snow boot brand or style that has worked well for your baby’s feet? Please share your findings below so other parents can benefit from your experiences.