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We’ve had good luck with the REI brand ski gloves and mittens.
Regardless of brand, make sure your kid’s gloves or mittens aren’t too big. Every brand we’ve ever tried has run very large–the stated ages are not at all accurate. If the fingers are too long it’s very for kids to bend their fingers and scoop up snow or grab toys, and their fingers get cold faster too.
*very difficult for kids to bend their fingers
On the too-big mittens – I’ve seriously wondered about taking advantage of this by getting a smaller liner mitten in the right size, putting that on kid, and then slipping a handwarmer packet into the larger shell mitten before putting that on. I haven’t tried it yet because getting one pair of mittens on a toddler is hellish enough…
My kiddo is younger (just turned 2), but we really like Veyo Mittyz for cold, snowy weather. No thumb but she seems to have decent dexterity in them. And they’re such a fun pattern (hers are the dragon ones) that she doesn’t protest putting them on too much. We also have some cheapie Head mittens from Costco for less cold days, although she doesn’t like wearing those very much so far.
ahhhh, I want those tiger ones so much!! I wish they had them in medium right now! I’m afraid my son will grow out of the smalls too fast.
We just got the Outdoor Research Toddler Adrenaline Mitts for my 3 year old and they are amazing. The first snowfall that I didn’t spend the entire time putting mittens back on. I just ordered the Kid’s version for my 5 year old, so no feedback on that yet but I am hopeful. Their hands were toasty warm after an hour or so of playing in the snow. For non-waterproof, we really like the fuzzy REI Snowy Creek toddler fleece mittens.
I am 100% sold on Snowstoppers. We live in a very snowy place and need mittens that stay on and dont let snow creep in between the mitten and the coat sleeve. These are THE BEST. They are “longsleeve” mittens/gloves that are warm and never ever fall off. We’ve been buying them for a few years now and I’ll never look back.
For younger kids (probably <4) who are not yet putting on their own mittens, we love these from Cat and Jack at Target: https://www.target.com/p/mittens-cat-jack-153-nightfall-blue-stripe/ They have a long gauntlet that closes with Velcro over the coat sleeve–keeps the wrists warm, and is quicker to get on than tighter fitting types. Our daughter has last year's model–her daycare teachers love them, and they've held up well to a year on the playground. Plus the price is right. Not sure they're the warmest for polar conditions skiing all day, but just fine for daily playground use
Oh man, a day too late for me! I just ordered some random gloves off of amazon for my son yesterday (he, of course, has lost his). They had a high rating, and I ordered a few sizes down. As avocado said, in my experience they are ALWAYS way too big
I have never yet found a way to make gloves or mittens stay on my 2 year old’s hands. Either they slide off or she pulls them off. I suppose you could superglue them to the cuff of her coat sleeves…
Any recommendations for maternity tights? I was able to avoid for my last pregnancy based on timing, but I’m popping earlier this time (12 weeks and I think it’s starting to be guessable) and my regular tights smushed down just below my teeny bump are not so comfy. Preference for something I can order online (Gap, Amazon). Thank you!
The Target ones worked for me. No runs/snags, reasonably warm, comfy, and cheap. They do stretch out over the course of the pregnancy, so the ones I wore my first pregnancy didn’t work as well for the second, but for $16 I can’t really complain.
I bought the target ones in between meetings one day (I was wearing regular tights and it suddenly hurt so bad that I went to the bathroom and cut the waistband because I’m classy, then ran out to target before my next meeting to buy some) and they’ve held up really well! I highly recommend them, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how well they have held up, they haven’t snagged yet or anything
Anon in NYC says
Side note – I like Target tights in general. Just discovered them this year, and was pleasantly surprised!
Depending on your shoe preferences, I’ve gone with black leggings instead of tights – more comfortable, and I can wear them as casual gear on weekends. I like the Old Navy ones best – look for them at consignment shops if you don’t want to pay full price. Wash in lingerie bags and air dry to prolong the elastic.
I bought the target ones this fall and like them. No runs, even though I wear them daily (I bought 4 pairs, because they were on super sale – $3.60!).
loft has a good maternity pair online
Second loft. I really liked the ones I had from there. My one complaint (which applies a lot of places), you can’t return maternity stuff in store and they charge for returns. I stopped ordering maternity clothes from them.
I think they’ve changed that because I’ve returned stuff from two orders in the last couple months and I wasn’t charged for either return.
For those of you with super hyper toddlers, do you have any tips of how to handle them? Does it bet better? Will DS ever sit still for me to read him a book? Play with a toy for more than 10 seconds?
DS is 16 months and I am a little worried. He has so much energy, gets bored easily, is very impatient, and sometimes hits. He is very smart but does not talk yet. Part of his frustration comes from the fact that we cannot understand what he wants. He is with a nanny during the day. The moment I get home, he gets crazy whiney. Now he started to protest at bedtime, bath time etc. Is this just a phase? Thanks!
CPA Lady says
Yes, it will get somewhat better around age 5. Until then, frequent whining, tantrums, short attention spans, and inability to sit still for long periods of time is totally normal, along with boundary pushing, hitting, and occasional biting. It’s not a “hyper” thing, it’s a developmentally appropriate thing. There are lots of wonderful things that will come along with it, and there will be ups and downs in frequency. But yes, its all normal, and no, it’s not going away any time soon.
This is all normal. My kid was a late talker, and some of the behavior you described largely went away when he learned a couple of signs (“More” and “Please”–both really stand-ins for “I want”). I also remember Kiddo not wanting to play with anything for more than a minute, not wanting to read books, and not even sitting still to watch a TV show. I remember it being exhausting and frustrating. It changed gradually between 18 mos and 2yo. Now, he’s 2.5 and still very active and still gets frustrated easily, but he has a longer attention span for what he’s interested in. It’s just where your kid is developmentally.
CPA Lady says
Oh, and as far as how to handle it, I did a lot of ignoring tantrums and a few 1 minute long time outs at that age. There was also a fair amount of gritting my teeth while taking deep breaths and reminding myself to stay calm. 12-20 months was probably the hardest age for me so far (kid is 3 right now) because they cant communicate, they cant be reasoned with, and they are not super fun because they can’t really do anything, but expect you to entertain them. It will get better with time, as he’s better able to communicate.
Yes – it really does get better as they are ore able to communicate! That’s a hard age, and the brief attention span is developmentally appropriate. Sometimes I had to pop my toddler in the carrier on my back while making dinner, and the physical closeness seemed to help him. (Do it while he still fits in the carrier!) At that age, my son was also still comfort nursing, so we’d get home and have some snuggles and that would help.
Hi, yes, this is our life too! My son started daycare around 14 months, and that seemed to really help. I think it was the combo of other kids + new toys + stimulation. Does your nanny get him out of the house enough? On weekends, we hit the toy lending library, any of our city libraries, the museums – anywhere he can burn off some energy and watch other kids.
I’m also trying to be more okay with the fact that I only get occasional sweet snuggles when we are reading our nightly book before bed. Otherwise he’s wayyyy too busy.
My kid is 2.5 and went through an attention-seeking, hitting phase from about 18 months to 2 years. Since he turned 2 and started communicating, it’s like night and day. He also started playing by himself for extended periods of time (10-30 minutes) in the last couple of months. I think it will get better sooner than you think!
Totally normal, but still frustrating. I also have a child that never. stops. moving. One reason we chose our current childcare is because (1) they do yoga once a week, which I think is good for mindfulness and (2) they usually go outside 3 times a day if the weather allows. Getting outside and moving around a lot seems to really help my child behave better and be calmer.
For weekends, we do Cosmic Kids Yoga videos sometimes.
We also just got the book “The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep” book for Christmas. First time we read it, my child did not fall asleep, but for the rest of her bedtime routine she was the calmest I have ever seen her.
She did not move and wriggle around like usual for her tuck in routine and she slept in an extra 30 minutes the next morning. Not sure if it was coincidence or the book, but I immediately ordered another nighttime meditation book from Amazon (Starbright) with some shorter nighttime meditations. The rabbit book took forever and was not fun to read, so I can’t see us reading it every night. I saw some other kids mindfulness books recommended on Amazon and I might try some more out later. Not sure if this will work with OP’s child, as I think 2 or 2.5yo might be the minimum age to expect the child to sit and visualize the stories and exercises from these types of books. As the child gets older, going some mindfulness or meditation exercises for kids seems like it can help the ‘never stop moving’ type of child.
Also, it really helped me to read “How Toddler Thrive” when my child was around the same age as OP’s child.
Finally, try not to compare your child to other kids. It is really, really hard, but even if your child is way more hyper than other children, you don’t win anything by quantifying the difference. I struggle with not comparing situations, but I have to remind myself that we each have our own struggles and my child is great at some things that other parents struggle with. It really is true that comparison is the thief of joy.
layered bob says
Any recommendations for a toddler winter coat that does not cover the neck?
My two year old haaaates her nice lands end parka or any other jacket that touches her neck or chin, so we’ve resorted to layering sweatshirts and fleeces, but I’d like to just find her a winter jacket that won’t touch her neck. (She has a wool gaiter that she wears around her neck instead). Doesn’t have to be super warm; we’re in Chicago but hot-blooded folks and by now excellent at layering.
Just zipping the jacket to her chest and laying the neckline down is not sufficient; she is horrified by the thought that something COULD touch her chin.
How about something with just a hood instead of a collar or collar + hood, like the North Face Thermoball hooded parkas?
Anon in NYC says
What about a cape? You can find a wool toddler cape on etsy.
DH and I started thinking about our son’s 3rd birthday party (in the spring, which I know is far away). Ideally, we’d like to reserve the picnic shelter at our neighborhood park and rent a bounce house and invite his daycare class and a few other families. But I’m concerned about rain. It’s drizzled on Kiddo’s birthday the past two years, and heavy rain wouldn’t be unusual that time of year. What’s the best option for a rain plan? Have the party anyways, or move indoors at the last minute, or cancel/reschedule? We live in an 1100 sq ft apartment, so our house isn’t a good fallback option.
Anon in NYC says
If it’s drizzling, and the picnic area has a roof, I’d still have the party. I think if it’s heavy rain, though, you will either want an indoor option or to reschedule. Do you have any local halls (church, VFW, etc.) near you? Might be worth reaching out to them and finding out their rental rates. I am always loathe to reschedule things because it seems like everyone’s so busy these days that it’s hard to find a new date.
I’ve heard that fire stations often are willing to host birthday parties. That could be an awesome 3 yo party. Perhaps given the weather concerns you could just book an indoor party?
Talk to me about super empathetic toddlers. The other day we were watching a Pixar cartoon and DS (2.5) goes ‘Where’s [main character’s] mommy?” I said, his mommy is far away but he’s going to look for her, and he burst out crying at the thought of the mom being so far away. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, he was so adorable and sad! Same thing has happened with nearly every movie we’ve seen lately. PLUS missing moms are a huge trope in children’s stories/ adventures (gee, thanks a lot for the mom guilt). It’s probably developmentally appropriate, I know, but how long does this last and what do you tell your kiddos?
There’s a Daniel Tiger episode about grown ups coming back. Maybe that would help?
That helped us for regular separation anxiety (like daycare drop-off or date night sitter), but doesn’t seem to be working when the missing parent / other traumatic event is a major plot point!
Edna Mazur says
I could use advice on this too. My 3.5 year accidentally saw a nature show where a baby elephant died and the mom elephant walked away about half a year ago. He still cries and brings it up.
I remember being pretty sensitive for a long time. I still am in a lot of ways. Unfortunately I’m not sure it will ever go away, and that might be an ok thing, but kiddo will get better at avoiding triggers and hiding their emotional response.
No answers, but interested in what others have to say. My 2.5 year old got so sad hearing about the kittens who lost their mittens and could have no pie. “And they can’t have any pie!” with huge teary eyes – breaks my heart! We added a verse where kiddo helps the kittens find the mittens and then they get pie. For days he would randomly say “then they found their mittens and now they get some pie!” which turned into asking for pie all the time…
Edna Mazur says
Wait, isn’t the second half of the nursery rhyme all about how they found their mittens? “Oh mother dear see here see here our mittens we have found. What! Found your mittens what good little kittens now you shall have some pie.”
Ha, yes that’s probably right but the toy only sings the first half!
Edna Mazur says
That doesn’t sound very well thought out on the part of the toy maker!
My boy was like this too. For years the only movie we could watch was “Mary Poppins” since any kind of conflict would set him off. I remember having to turn off “Cars” because he was so upset by the scene where some cars ran other cars off the road. It did get better over time.
I got better at checking Common Sense Media to see what might be upsetting before we watched something (or choosing to not watch it). It also helped to let him choose the movie. I remember having deep doubts about “Monsters vs. Aliens”, which he loved and was really funny.
A funny result of all this is that the lad has barely seen any Disney movies. He is 12 and we just watched “The Lion King” a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the middle school musical.
If anyone’s kid likes Mary Poppins, I might suggest trying the Sound of Music. We just turn it off after the concert scene. Our kids have no interest in the Nazi part at the end and the movie is long enough without it.
Literally just turned this off at “Intermission.” (And my kids are young enough not to contradict me when I say it says “the end.”) The movie starts going over their head at that point anyway….love story and Nazis? No more songs until the festival? No thanks.
I don’t think it’s ‘super empathetic’, it’s actually pretty normal. My then 4 year old found Finding Dory and Frozen too sad and scary when watched as a whole. We used to just watch certain scenes with favorite songs. My now 3 year old son finds Cars too scary even though he loves Lightening McQueen in theory.
I like Daniel Tiger, Mother Goose Club, Doc McStuffins and Sesame Street for non-scary/sad screen time.
Kid’s emotional responses are just hard to predict. At night my son likes to tell me a story that he makes up as he goes along. A few weeks ago it was about a monster who came into his room and ate his pajamas. He started crying as he was telling it – not sure if he felt bad for the pajamas, scared of the monster, or what … but he was the one telling the story! He could have changed the ending!
It’s hard not to laugh sometimes … but emotions are hard to figure out, even in adults. Just try to be supportive, reassume them there’s not ‘wrong’ way to feel, and redirect whenever possible if they’re getting too worked up.
Yeah, and seriously … what’s with all of the parental death in kid’s movies?
should be ‘reassure’
Edna Mazur says
Concur that this is normal. Do you know, if he is spending most of his day inside with the nanny? I know the weather is awful in a lot of places, but if my kids get outside at all during the day, they are soo much better. My high energy boys also really need a lot of physical outlet. We take very frequent trips to the play ground, walks where they are walking, swimming in the Y pool, dance parties in the kitchen, etc. Sometimes it seems counter intuitive, like I can’t bear the thought of leaving home when they are acting out, but they are so much better for it.
Also, in half a year or so, he might develop more independence. In our house, there is still lots of loud rambunctious play, but I can put in some headphones and read a book for a few minutes when I need to peace out.
Edna Mazur says
Meant for anonmom above obviously.
Our son’s first birthday is coming up, and I’m throwing him a small party at our house. It will basically be a backyard bbq with our friends who have kids. Our families live over 250 miles away and do not drink alcohol (we do). My question is: should I invite the family (grandparents, aunts, cousins, etc) knowing that it would be a bit of a financial hardship for them to come (many of them cannot afford a hotel) and that they would resent that we are serving alcohol at our kid’s party? We get cousin birthday invites annually (we don’t usually attend due to prior engagements). Should I :: eyeroll :: throw two parties? I could ask my mom to give him a small, dry family get-togther in our hometown and invite the in-laws and cousins. My mom is pretty terrible at hosting parties though so this isn’t my first choice.
TL:DR – Would you be more hurt to know we threw a party and didn’t invite you, or to get an invite and feel obligated to attend an event of which you do not approve?
I would not invite them and try to piggyback celebrating your son’s birthday on to some other visit to hometown. I might also casually metnion that it’s happening so they don’t think you’re hiding it, but YMMV.
My son turns 1 tomorrow, too, and we will have his family celebrate it when we see them in February and March for other folks’ birthdays.
Anon in NYC says
Have two parties. If you think that your extended families would be offended by the presence of alcohol and it would be a financial hardship for them to attend, I’d just have your mom throw him a party in your hometown. And maybe have your mom spread the word that you’re having a party in your hometown so none of your relatives have to travel.
I would host the small party you want in your home and next time you visit your mom, host a small ‘coffee and cake’ one afternoon for a couple hours for your other family. Just grab a cake and a couple fruit/veggie trays from the grocery store.
Good advice, Thanks! I knew I was overthinking it.
Hitting the home stretch with my second pregnancy, and my first child is 7.5 years old.
Last night I had a flash of “omg what have I done?!?!” a 7.5 year old still requires sooo muuuch parentiiiiing and now I’m going to start over?!?! What was a thinking?! (Yes I thought all this through before getting pregnant again but now I’m so tired.)
Ladies with kids far apart in age- is it going to be ok?!?!?!
YES! So, my situation is a little different, as I have a stepdaughter (11) who is with us half of the time and a son (17 months). But it has (mostly) been really great. Yes, we have a toddler and a tween at the same time. But she also is able to help (and enjoys helping, for the most part). She also has gotten to try out babysitting. It’s great for our son to have a sibling, too, because he learns he doesn’t always get his way. It’s been great for us!
Similar. I have a 10 yo stepdaughter who is with us 3/4 of the time and a 14 month old. The two of them disappear together ALL THE TIME to play by themselves. It’s like having a live-in mother’s helper who randomly shows up and offers assistance. It’s made my stepdaughter much more outgoing, patient, and self-confident to have a tiny being who loves her so much, and I’ve found it really helpful to have an older kid’s insights into my toddler’s needs. And the parenting needs for both are so much different. (The different bedtimes help, too).
One pitfall you may not have anticipated is attachment to stuff. My 10 year old had no idea we had so many of her old things stashed away, and she doesn’t always like sharing them. If this might be a problem for you, I’d recommend going through things before you need them and picking a limited number of items that the older child can keep for his or herself.
Also, there will likely be some regression. Sometimes my older kid asks to drink out of a baby bottle. I am more than happy to allow that (and convince my husband to do so) in light of all the other great stuff that the girls’ relationship brings to our family.
Thank you both for sharing your perspective! Both are my bio-kids, but my son is my husband’s stepson (He is with us all the time except 1 or 2 weekends a month, and was recently with us for a solid 18 months while his father deployed). That’s probably often the case with large age gaps! I’m a bit worried because I don’t think it’s occurred to my son that when he goes to his father’s house, the baby won’t. I’m not sure how he’ll handle being the only one that has to go back and forth. He still doesn’t seem to grasp that she’s not related to his father or his father’s family at all.
I have been thinking a lot about this too. My SD is obviously aware of everything but I know at some point my son will really be sad when she leaves. It helps that she comes to our house every day after school, just that her mom picks her up at our place on her “away” days.
can’t speak from personal experience, but my dream was/is to have kids 4-6 years apart in age bc your first is then more independent and i think it makes it less competitive between siblings, but instead DH and I waited a bit longer to get pregnant and are now having twins. i actually think it is a good age difference. yes, your 7.5 year old still requires parenting, but in a very different way than a newborn or even a toddler. Presumably your 7.5 year old can put on his/her own clothes, shoes, and is much more self sufficient than if you had a 2 year old at home. Yes, there will be challenges in finding family activities that appeal to both ages, but at the beginning the little one can just be along for the ride. from my friends who have waited a bit longer between the two kids, it prolongs the newborn stage in a sense, but it seems so much easier than having two under two. it is going to be great!
My kids are 5 years apart. It wasn’t part of our original plan and was just how it worked out. BUT, it’s really been fantastic and I wouldn’t change it. The sibling rivalry is practically nonexistent and they have both happily accepted their big/little roles. The hardest part is still being on a nap schedule with the younger one, while the older one is in school activities. We’re doing a lot of divide-and-conquer these days, but it’s working out fine. And in another year, she’ll be tagging along to a lot more stuff, and vice versa.
Surprisingly, they are the best of friends, even with the age gap. That was my biggest worry. I also underestimated how chill I’d be with the second one because I have some mental distance. It’s much easier for me to spot a tough stage rather than freak out about how we’re messing her up. ;)
Thanks all. I was just so tired last night (the pregnancy insomnia has kicked in big time) and I realized I’m going to be that tired for the next 2 years or so and had a freak out moment. I see all the posts here about feeding, sleep regression, tantrums, etc. and that is all so long ago for me I barely remember!
Ok, seriously. I went to Target yesterday and, in the toddler section, there was ONE ski bib, a few pairs of mittens and…swimsuits! Really? It’s the beginning of January. Most of the country will be cold for months. While I appreciate being able to obtain a swimsuit in January, keep some winter stuff too!
I agree! Over the years I’ve noticed that Target puts out the cold weather gear before Christmas, and then it’s gone in the post-Christmas restock!. Since in my neck of the woods (DC), it snows only 2x/year, used snow gear always looks new. I just go on CL or Freecycle, esp. because my kids will only use it 2x/year.
Yupp. I had to order some snowpants from Zappos because I could get my toddler 18months or 5T in boys colors (which she was most unhappy about and wanted pink or trains). Luckily for her neither size worked and we ordered her the bright pink of her dreams that she can hopefully wear next year as well.
Rainbow Hair says
Y’all, thanks for the support yesterday. It was a bit of a rollercoaster of a day — aaaaaall that mom guilt, and then in the afternoon my boss came in like, “we’ve all noticed how you’re stepping up lately” and gave me a raise! It felt super validating and sort of helps make this make sense. TBH before I wasn’t quite making enough to have a stay-at-home spouse (living here, etc.), and now maybe I am? Because this job really does require a ‘wife’ if you have kids (or a high earning working partner so you can cover lots of last minute childcare). Anyway! Yay! And I’ve been really talking up the birthday PARTY aspect so … she’ll be fine. She knows I love her.
congrats! sounds like a great way to start the new year!
Alright!!! Please take a tiny tiny amount of it and treat yourself! After that you sound like you need it ;)
Way to go!
That is AMAZING news and sounds like it came at the exact right time. Thanks for sharing with us!! Sounds well-deserved as well! I think you’re knocking it out of the park on all fronts! Also that sounds like a pretty significant raise, so extra congrats on that front!
And yes, as discussed yesterday, I’m sure she’s WAY more excited about the party than her “actual” birthday.
Congratulations!! You’re killing it on all fronts. (Also, I’m sure that will be a fabulous party!)
Crying over hair says
My 3 yo daughter cut her bangs last night. Like a piece right in the middle, sheared up to the scalp. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry and ended up doing both when she wasn’t looking. I know it’s only hair, but zomg. This is going to be a nightmare to grow out and there’s nothing a haircut would do at this point … because there is nothing left to even out. Bangs are such a part of her overall hairstyle that she almost looks like a different kid!
Crying over hair says
Also, the motto of the story is: If your spouse offers to give you a foot rub while the kids seem happily occupied, JUST SAY NO. Because your preschooler will be hiding in the playroom, cutting her hair with school scissors.
That is hilarious.
Grinchy mom says
My sister did this when she was little, and she has a school picture with bangs that are like a millimeter long because of it. That school picture was used to make a Christmas tree ornament that is hung prominently on the tree to this day. I promise this will just be a funny story at some point down the road.
This is too funny! I’m so sorry. It’s definitely too cold for a full tonsure and a bunch of fun wigs. Also, preschool has seen it all. They’ll try not to laugh too much.
If it makes you feel any better, I gave my son a similar haircut when trying to DIY a trim. At least this isn’t your fault!
10 months postpartum, I have all of these little baby wisps of hair around my hairline, and I constantly describe them as looking like a toddler cut my bangs off. I realize what your little girl did is probably worse, but if I can find ways to do damage control, she can too :) (wide headbands look really cute on little girls!)
Haha, true! I know exactly the postpartum look you’re talking about. Looks like I need to go headband shopping this weekend!
Yup, my kid will do this in the next few years. My older one is a Rule Follower. But my younger one (18 months) figured out yesterday she can pull a stool up to the counter, open the medicine cabinet, get the band-aids and neosporin and PLAY DOCTOR! all over the floor.
At least we’re smart enough to keep all *real* medicine well out of reach but let me tell you, a greasy toddler + greasy tile floors + band-aid wrappers everywhere ALL WHILE I WAS IN THE BATHROOM FOR FIVE MINUTES is teaching me some lessons about the differences in my two children. My older one was in her room “reading” the entire time (she can’t read).
I look forward to the silly haircuts.
This is my first kid so…I guess you’re telling me that if I have another baby, he or she won’t necessarily be a 25 pound tornado hell-bent on destruction?