Footed pajamas for snow play

Amazon: Gerber Blanket Sleepers Carrie's get-'em-to-the-snow-quick hack:

My three year-old wanted to go outside to play in the snow and was still in his footed pajamas. I'm certainly not going to squabble over wearing PJs on a snow day, so I let him. Turns out, they work GREAT for keeping snow out of little boots and considering our snow level is now up to my little guy's neck, this is a good thing. Now, if only they made mittened pajamas!

This brings back memories! We don't get much snow in Portland, and when we do it's often quick to melt. As such, it's a BIG DEAL when it snows, and the kids want to be outside playing before the the first flake hits the ground. Dressing a toddler or preschooler in snow gear takes forever…and my solution was footed PJs.

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  1. Chris says

    Having lived in south Louisiana I don’t know anything about snow. Just hope the snow doesn’t get in the boot and melt leaving cold and wet pjs. Dunno how snowgear compares in that regard.

  2. Kelly says

    I’m SO glad that others have done this, too! Because snow days tend to be pj days here I just find it easier to toss the snowsuit over the toddler & pre-schooler in their footed jammies…but I can usually hear my MIL’s voice in the back of my head worrying over how warm they will be! LOL

  3. Asha Dornfest says

    The trick here is snow boots and waterproof coat and gloves over the PJ’s (at a minimum). They also make a good insulating layer under a snowsuit.

    By the way — this hack is best suited for the quick snow play in the yard. A trip to the slopes or a long day outside away from home needs more serious protection.

  4. Whozat says

    Snowpants (snowbib) and a coat over jammies, with boots and gloves, are working great for my toddler.

  5. Carrie says

    Sorry, I guess I took it for granted living in New England that you would put snow pants OVER the PJs. Obviously I don’t send him out in just PJs and boots! But I guess if you’re not used to snow, I should have been more specific!