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5 Essentials for the winter school run

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The weather has turned cold and after the last half term we are now on the countdown to Christmas which means there are lots of winter school runs to do before we can wear our sun hats again!

5 Essentials for the winter school run

I seem to feel the cold more than my kids – I have to remind them to put on a coat where I am wearing my coat, earmuffs and gloves, so I’ve put together my top 5 essentials for the winter school run so we all stay dry, happy and warm.

1. A woolly hat. My son tends to wear baseball caps in the summer but for winter I have found a cosy warm bobble hat. If it has a trendy design then he’s happy to wear it – I always have my hat on in the winter!

2. An umbrella. Don’t you find that it always seems to rain when you are on the morning or afternoon school run?! I don’t know why this happens but when rain is forecast, it always seems to come at 3pm! To keep your children dry, choose one of these kids umbrellas– if they choose the style themselves, they will want to use it rather than it being a battle-of-wills between mum and child!

3. Warm boots. This is more for me than the kids as they have to wear black regulation school shoes, but I usually have my fur lined boots on during the school run. For parents collecting kids there is a lot of standing around in the cold so boots are essential!

4. A bodywarmer. Sometimes when my son sees that the sun is out – even when it is cold, he doesn’t want to wear his school coat. So this is when I pull out the body warmer! It keeps him warm, even though his arms are out but as long as he has his school jumper on, I’m happy to compromise!

5. Gloves. These are items that kids don’t seem to ask for on a morning but appreciate when they are there during playtime. I always put a glove in each coat pocket so my son can find them when he is playing outside and needs to stay warm.

Now is a great time to stock up on winter essentials with so many sales on. A new website called Woznow brings all the sales into one place, so you can easily find some warm winter clothing or cosy accessories!

What are your winter school run essentials? Do you have anything to add to my list? Let me know in the comments!

This is a collaborative post.

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Fashion · Parenting

Comments to 5 Essentials for the winter school run

  • My kids could do with some new umbrellas as their current ones are full of holes from being dragged along the ground!

    Ness 12th November 2016 10:22 pm Reply
    • haha yes! The old ‘umbrella as a walking stick’!

      Nadine Hill 14th November 2016 12:27 pm Reply
  • I love that body warmer, I could do with one for myself 🙂

    Sonia 13th November 2016 9:12 pm Reply
    • My son loves his body warmer – I have to have sleeves myself though:-)!!

      Nadine Hill 14th November 2016 12:26 pm Reply
  • I am going to admit that we have four of the five, but umbrellas for kids scare me!

    Jen Walshaw 14th November 2016 12:18 am Reply
  • My kids feel the cold less than me too! My daughter is always asking ‘Do I need a coat?’. Er – yes, it’s November! I think you’ve covered all the essentials there, although I never think to take an umbrella – even when it’s raining I just put my hood up! In particularly torrential rain I have been known to do the school run in waterproof trousers!

    Sarah MumofThree World 17th November 2016 6:37 am Reply
    • haha I need some waterproof trousers! Great idea!

      Nadine Hill 18th November 2016 2:52 pm Reply
  • I think i am pretty much kitted out – but i must get a body warmer for olivia. She has a smart school coat but i am forever washing it! Good advice. Thanks x

    Mary Louise 17th November 2016 11:30 am Reply
  • Warm boots are a total essential for standing around outside school!

    Kate Williams 22nd November 2016 11:03 am Reply
  • I have just bought a warm, waterproof coat and waterproof boots……..I just need a bobble hat now

    Kara 25th November 2016 7:38 am Reply

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