Winter Adventures with Villervalla and Tips for Enjoying Cold Weather Play

Winter Adventures with Villervalla and Tips for Enjoying Cold Weather Play

Winter Adventures with Villervalla and Tips for Enjoying Cold Weather Play

girl on a sled on a snowy hill in villervalla snow gear

When you picture winter play, do you picture a kid with 10 layers whose arms stick straight out and who has to pee as soon as that last layer is in place? Fast forward - we're good now. Not only can your kid dress themselves in our fantastic outerwear, but they can move about like kids are meant to move! So much better!

snow hill with child walking sled

Designed in Sweden and tested in Scandinavian winters, our gear is designed for active kids. Waterproof, breathable, with reinforced seams and reflective patches for safety. When kids feel free to move, they're happier in their clothes. When they can stay dry and warm, they stay out longer.

child in villervalla snow gear in front of a maple sugar house

Ready to go? Get outside fast with gear that's easy to wear. Velcro adjust cuffs and sturdy zippers help kids gear up easily. Boot straps and snow stop sleeve cuffs with thumb holes keep things in place.

two kids in the woods at a wood teepee in waterproof winter gear from biddleandbop

Winter play is beautiful - the woods are calm and quiet. We plan for slower hikes and more in-depth play - sliding across frozen puddles, stomping ice, playing house beneath branches. Plan for extra time in one spot - but remember, the kids won't be still - they'll be actively engaged in play. Giving kids space for uninterrupted play is important! Just keep in mind that adults watching or younger toddlers and babies will need more layers than active kids. Our Janus wool collection provides great base layer and accessory options for all ages, including adults.

toddler playing in snow in Villervalla swedish snowgear from US Biddleandbop.comWe get so much use out of our winter gear because the kids go out almost every day. When the world is snow covered, even the mundane and normal becomes a magical place to explore - and with the right gear, kids can stay at play.

Kids at frozen river in villervalla winter gear from US biddleandbop.com

A top tip from our own home? Make outdoor play a right: an option that doesn't get taken away for behavior and isn't dependent on weather. Send the kids out even when you don't want to go out yourself - don't let your hesitancy wear off on them! If there's a hard bit, it's getting out there.

two children in front of frozen waterfall in NJ in Villervalla Winter Gear from US Biddleandbop.com

Where will you adventure this winter? Tag us in your photos on Instagram #biddleandbopkids and follow us at @biddleandbop 

 

Fall to Spring Forest School and Outdoor Gear: What Do I Really Need?

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Reflections of a Wilderness Kid turned Mom: Why We Are Joining the 365 Mile Challenge

"The 365 Mile Challenge is a group with a goal: to get outdoors and move 1 mile a day during 2018"

We're on it. With kids. Read why we choose to hike (lots) with our children, in all kinds of weather.

How to Embrace the Forest (and avoid the ticks) without Fear - A response to Slate.com's "Be Very Afraid of Ticks"

This is the headline going around: "The threat of tick-borne diseases is serious and growing. And you’re probably not doing enough to protect your family." (M. Moyer, for Slate)

Wow. That headline. I mean... it does make you want to hide in a corner with a spray bottle of Deet and not even look outdoors. And if you're not feeling bad enough in any other parenting category, add this one: you're not doing enough when it comes to ticks.

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At Play with Slugs&Snails, Beco MINI, and MyMayu

The Biddle and Bop kids at play! Thea is sporting Slugs and Snails tights and MyMayu boots and both Lily and Thea are wearing their favorite Beco MINIs

What Gear Do I Really Need?


It’s a foreign concept in America - to be outside, playing, simply playing. So when you look at the gear we label “outdoor gear” or “outerwear” for kids, it’s no wonder so many parents come back saying it doesn’t really work... click to keep reading and find what does!

How to Dress for All Day Cold Weather Play: Free Printable!

Get dressed for all day cold weather play with this free printable! (There's a guide for Mom & Dad too!)

Sure, Kids... Go Play!

Kids want to play. In the mud. In the sand. In the snow. In the rain. Don't stop them. And don't let their footwear stop them either.

What's Right With Outdoor Play

There's nothing better then watching your kids find their own adventures in your own backyard, park, neighborhood, or around the world - nothing except maybe being that kid. But it's not just the trill of the chase - playing outdoors has real benefits:
Tags: Outdoor Play