B.D. asks from Carmichael, CA on February 19, 2010
Wondering Where to Get Good/cheap Snow Suits for Kids???
Hey mamas! We were trying to plan a trip to take the kids to the snow next weekend and wanted to make sure they wore the proper clothes to keep them warm and dry. Not sure where to go to get these snow suits. And not really looking to pay a lot of money for something they might wear once or twice. Any ideas or suggetions where to go???
T.S. answers from Sacramento on February 20, 2010
I got my son's snowsuit at Target. I think it was like $15. It's not terribly thick, but it's watter proof and has the little ankles that tuck down into the boot inside the pants. We went sledding and he wore his footed pjs under the bibbed snowsuit and actually ended up asking to take off his coat because he was too warm.
K.I. answers from Spokane on February 19, 2010
Do you have a gently used children's clothes shop around you? That would be the place to start.
B.R. answers from Sacramento on February 20, 2010
Rather than just a snow suit, layer clothing... go buy them some things from a thrift store that are one size larger than they wear to put on over some of their current clothing, and top it with a good moisture resistant pants and top. Layering keeps a person warmer than one item of heavy clothing, plus you can then strip off layers easily as needed.
J.L. answers from Sacramento on February 20, 2010
Go to Kids Post Resale shop in Folsom..I just brought in my daughers snow suit that she only wore twice there....also they have stores in Fair Oaks and Placerville....the store in Fair Oaks is called Pixe Traders. Get there soon...I think they take down winter items in March....We also got thier snow gloves and snow boots therer as well.
S.H. answers from Huntsville on February 19, 2010
You don't have to have real special stuff. Layers is the key. My family makes a snow ski trip once a year (going this weekend actually!). I got my daughter some "bibs" and a Lands End coat from a consignment sale. When she outgrows it I'll resell it at the same sale.
We also got some tights for my daughter to wear. So, she will have tights, jeans, t-shirt or other thermal undershirt, a sweater, and her coat. Along with gloves & mittens, and a hat.
You might be able to find stuff on sale. There are several stores that select things on sale. Not sure if you have time to order something online, but you can check dealnews.com for sales & deals. Otherwise, check your local Dicks Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, etc for sales!
(I'm in Alabama, so I don't know what you have near you!)
C.L. answers from Sacramento on February 24, 2010
I've seen snowsuits at Once Upon a Child
A.P. answers from Dothan on February 19, 2010
Two weeks ago, I bought my son some snow pants and snow boots from an E-Bay auction (2 separate auctions). Both were very reasonably priced even with the shipping charge factored in.
A.H. answers from Washington DC on February 19, 2010
I used to buy ski pants and snow suits at the Thriftstore. One time I found a pair of ski pants for 45 cents !!! They lasted 2 snowy winters and kept her dry while walking to school.
K.H. answers from Sacramento on February 20, 2010
Thrift stores usually have a winter section and I usually see snow suits there. You have to dig and take your time though at thrift stores. How about a consignment shop? you may have better luck there.