If you are a soon-to-be parent, you’re probably wondering whether or not to include a stroller footmuff on your registry. The answer is a definite yes, especially if you live in a colder climate. A footmuff is similar to a bunting bag or sleeping bag. It attaches to your stroller to keep your baby warm and cozy without all the bulkiness of extra layers.
With openings for the stroller straps, a footmuff will keep your baby safely secured and comfortable. No more running the stroller wheels over baby blankets that fall to the ground! After hours of research and product comparisons, I have created a list of the best stroller footmuffs that are sure to keep your little one comfortable and happy this winter.
|Top 5 Best Stroller Foot Muffs||Why It's Best||Mom Rating|
|7 A.M. Enfant Le Sac Igloo Stroller Foot Muff||Most recommended; Machine washable; Durable; Compatible with most car seats, strollers, and joggers; Waterproof; Temperature rated.||♥♥♥♥♥|
|JJ Cole Urban Bundleme||Machine washable; Durable; Compatible with most car seats, strollers, and joggers; Available in a variety of colors.||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Pro Camp Winter Outdoor Tour Waterproof||Waterproof; Compatible with most car seats, strollers, and joggers; Available in a variety of colors; Temperature rated.||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Berocia Waterproof Universal Stroller Foot Muff||Waterproof; Compatible with most car seats, strollers, and joggers; Low price; Satisfaction guarantee.||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Mutsy Evo Stroller Foot Muff||Water resistant; Compatible with most strollers; For use with children up to 55 pounds.||♥♥♥♥♥|
7 AM Enfant Le Sac Igloo Stroller Foot Muff
The 7 Am Enfant Le Sac Igloo Stroller Footmuff is one of the most reviewed and recommended footmuffs on the market, today. This footmuff is advertised to withstand extreme arctic temperatures, as it has a temperature rating of 5F/-15C. Forget about layering on garment after garmentthis footmuff is not simply additional covering, but specifically designed for protection against the cold. If you live in a particularly cold place and like to spend time outdoors, it is probably a good fit for you.
Though it’s designed especially for bitter winters, it is convertible,unlike a lot of stroller sacks. Convertible means that you can remove the fleece lining necessary only for the coldest months. The inner lining is made of cotton and is adequate for warmer months.
This footmuff is layered. The inner-most layer is a single-panel blanket. It has a removable cover and a fleece lining.
The fur trim is also removable. There is a panel on the back with a non-slip surface to keep it in position as you walk. You can also remove the back panel to get to the safety harness.
The outer shell is water repellent and the micro-fleece lining is soft and cozy. It’s easy to keep clean – just wash and dry. Although slightly more expensive than its competitors, parents say that the proven durability is worth the extra cash. The Le Sac Igloo Foot Muff is available in three sizes and four different colors.
JJ Cole Urban Bundleme
Here is a classy bunting from JJ Cole. The JJ Cole Urban Bundleme features a weather-resistant embroidered outer nylon shell and a rich inner therma-plush, making it perfect for chilly temperatures.
The Bundleme fits most car seats and a variety of strollers. The straps have enough length to adjust to a wide range seats, and can be tightened for a snug fit.
It comes in several colors and two sizes to fit your taste and situation.
This fits well on all the best light stroller options.
The Bundleme keeps baby warm without a thick coat. There is room inside so baby can stay warm but still be able to move their limbs comfortably. Mom gets the benefit of being able to spend time outdoors and running errands without managing the extra outer clothing and being confident that her child will be protected from the elements.
The back has slots so you can thread stroller and car seat safety harnesses through. The top of the Bundleme is removable when temperatures outside don’t require the full thickness of the footmuff. The whole thing is machine washable.
If you want something a little more hardcore cold protective, look into the CozyMe Universal Footmuff. It’s got a lower temperature rating and a bit more warmth.
Pro Camp Winter Outdoor Tour Waterproof Foot Muff
The Pro Camp Winter Outdoor Tour Waterproof Footmuff is uniquely designed for better temperature control and use as your baby grows. Its universal fit makes it adaptable to most strollers, and is appropriate for babies 6-36 months.
Made with an oxford exterior and soft, premium fleece lining, this quality footmuff will keep your baby warm in wind, rain, or snow. It boasts a temperature rating of 5-85F. This low priced stroller winter cover is available is six colors and includes a reflective strip for better visibility in darkness.
Lemonda Winter Outdoor Tour Waterproof Foot Muff
The Lemonda Winter Outdoor Tour Waterproof Footmuff is the cheapest of all the competitors. Made with high quality materials, this footmuff has a waterproof outer shell and a soft, warm fleece lining. Parents rave about the quality of this stroller sack in comparison to its very low price. The Lemonda footmuff is available in two colors, and is appropriate for babies up to 3 years old.
Bee Moo Universal Fits Stroller Foot Muff
The Bee Moo Universal Fits Stroller Footmuff will keep you baby comfortably warm during cold weather. Whether you need this footmuff for a car seat, stroller, or jogger, its universal design allows it to easily adapt for all of your needs. Made with a waterproof oxford exterior and cozy fleece interior, this footmuff has a temperature rating of 5-85F. With eight belt slots, this universal footmuff is suitable for use with all 3-point and 5-point harness systems.
Berocia Waterproof Universal Stroller Foot Muff
The Berocia Waterproof Universal Stroller Footmuff is a parent favorite because of its high quality and low price. It has a waterproof exterior with a soft, warm fleece and cotton interior. Parents love this stroller cover for winter for its sophisticated appearance and universal fit. This footmuff features a full zipper that zips all the way down for full access to be able to do quick diaper changes and easy clothes changing.
There is a full satisfaction, money back guarantee good for a full year.
Mutsy Evo Stroller Foot Muff
The Mutsy Evo Stroller Footmuff has lots of padding and insulation for warmth. The outside layer is water-resistant and cleans up easily. A zipper runs the full edge of the footmuff so that it can be fully removed, leaving a comfortable liner, or simply opened up for diaper changing and harness adjustment. The side zippers are also handy for getting the child in and out easily.
This product is equipped with belt slots for the 5-point harness straps to fasten the footmuff safely in the stroller, while zippers on both sides open for easy placement of your child in or out of the stroller. The Mutsy Evo stroller footmuff is recommended for babies and toddlers 5 pounds – 55 pounds, and is compatible with most strollers.
This one reminds us a lot of the UPPABABY Footmuff, but it fits a bigger variety of strollers.
Guide to Selecting a Stroller Foot Muff
While on the topic of winter weather, it is important to remember the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for cold weather car seat safety. Parents should check that their children are buckled in tight in cold weather. Instead of bulky clothing like snowsuits or winter coats, parents should dress children in thin layers before buckling them in the car seat.
It is difficult to secure the car seat harness over bulky clothes. If the harness is not tight enough, children can slip out of their seats in a crash. It is important to note that footmuffs should only be used in car seats if the car seat is being used as part of the stroller travel system. Footmuffs are not intended to be used inside moving vehicles.
Things to Consider
- Durability and Usage – Higher priced products tend to be made with better materials and last longer than their cheaper counterparts. However, if you aren’t going to be using your footmuff frequently, a lower priced product may be a better fit for you.
- Temperature Rating – If you will be using your footmuff in extremely cold weather, make sure that the product you purchase is suitable for your climate. If you want something a little more lightweight, check out our best stroller blanket article.
- Your Child’s Age/Size – Some footmuffs are one size and will fit children from 6-36 months, while others come in specific sizes. Please be certain that you are purchasing the appropriate size footmuff for your child.
- Your Stroller – The footmuffs in this article will universally fit most strollers. However, this isn’t the case with all footmuffs. Some brands are intended to be used with, and will only fit on, certain strollers.
- Care Instructions – Do you anticipate that your footmuff will frequently get dirty and require more-than-normal cleaning? If so, a machine washable winter stroller cover would be a good choice for you.
Footmuffs are an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors with your baby all winter long. If you get a winter car seat cover, you’ll be totally set.
If baby is cozy, happy, and comfortable; then momma is happy! Footmuffs relieve us of the stress, sweat, and tears that is stuffing little, wiggly, not-so-thrilled arms and legs into bulky coats and snow gear. I don’t know about you, but to me, that’s a BIG win!
Another winter essential is a great pair of snow boots to protect those tiny feet. Our snow boots for toddlers article has all the best in one place for your shopping pleasure!