Skida Alpine Baby Hat ($30)
The cutest hat in the world is worthless if they refuse to keep it on. Luckily, the Alpine has a super-soft brushed interior (and a cute sushi pattern), so even picky infants won’t whip it to the ground.
Bogs Kids’ Neo-Classic Bullseye Boots ($85)
When little feet get cold and wet, whisking the unhappy tot back to the lodge only ruins the day for the whole family. The neoprene Neo-Classic is waterproof and packed with rubber insulation. A one-year-old tester wore it on a two-hour excursion, and at the end of it her toes were still dry and toasty.
Bern Camino Helmet ($60)
Bern’s helmets rise above the sea of ill-fitting kids’ lids. The Camino’s thin padding and streamlined adjustment system maintained a secure hold.
Patagonia Hi-Loft Down Sweater Bunting ($149)
Ample 700-fill down keeps little ones warm for hours of snow play. The hood is plush, with elastic to keep it in place through countless runs on the sled hill.
Ecovessel Frost Bottle ($25)
Leaky water bottles lead to wet, cold, miserable children. After cycling through half a dozen designs, we found that the Frost’s sippy-style lid stayed secure even in fidgety hands.
Mission Critical S.02 Adventure Baby Carrier ($149)
The S.02’s burly waistband sets most of the weight at the hips. We had no problem toting a 25-pound hoss of a tot on a four-hour hike.
Julbo Loop M Sunglasses ($40)
You wouldn’t go skiing without eye protection, and your child shouldn’t either. Not only will the Loop M’s Spectron lenses shield young eyes from snow glare, but they proved scratch- and crack-resistant after six months on the face of a high-energy toddler.
Obermeyer Kids’ Disco Bibs ($120)
You want your little one to shred too, right? Thankfully, these bibs boast some very grown-up features, like articulated legs for practicing pizza and French fries and double-reinforced seat and knees to withstand plenty of falls.
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