Getting a little kid ready to go out in the cold is no small task! Putting jackets, snow bibs, hats, boots, and gloves on my kids is not on my list of favorite things to do. None the less, my kiddos need to be warm and I want to make sure they are taken care of. It’s my responsibility and it’s one that I want to do well.
Having good gloves on your child will make a huge difference in being able to enjoy the time your family spends outside in the cold. Since hands are one of the first areas to get cold, grab a pair of these best toddler gloves and build that lopsided snowman!
|Best Toddler Gloves||Why It's Best||Mom Rating|
|Zelda Matilda Toddler Gloves||Waterproof and great for playing in the snow||♥♥♥♥♥|
|eBoot Kids Full Fingers Knitted Gloves||Full finger gloves made from cotton and polyester||♥♥♥♥♥|
|N'Ice Caps Kids Easy-On Sherpa Lined Mittens||Sherpa Fleece lined Mittens with velcro closure to help the gloves stay on||♥♥♥♥♥|
|N'Ice Caps Magic Stretch Gloves||Stretch knit materials of Acrylic and Spandex. Partially water resistant||♥♥♥♥♥|
|Disney Character Designs Gloves||Soft and stretchable acrylic knit with fun Disney design||♥♥♥♥♥|
The Best Gloves for Your Toddler
Toddler and Baby Mittens
These Toddlers and Baby Mittens are made from Thinsulate and Taslon which work together with the fleece lining to keep your little one’s hands warm. These gloves are waterproof and they have a long cuff to help them stay on your child’s hands.
They also come with a strap that will provide another aid in helping the gloves stay on. They are lined with fleece which makes them soft and comfortable to wear.
- Velcro loop to help them stay on
- Sizing runs large
Kids Full Fingers Knitted Gloves
The Kids Gloves Full Fingers Knitted Gloves are made from a blend of cotton and polyester fibers. The material is soft and comfortable but it is not waterproof. The gloves are machine washable, but I would lay them flat to dry to prevent shrinking. They come in a pack of 3 and there are multiple color options to choose from for a boy or a girl.
There are also different size options from toddlers to older children. The full-finger design provides the ability to grab onto things and have some flexibility.
- Machine washable
- Full finger design
- Not waterproof
- Will shrink in the dryer
Kids and Baby Easy-On Sherpa Lined Fleece Mittens
The N’Ice Caps Fleece Mittens have an elastic wrist area that widens to allow for easy on and off. There is a loop closure that can be tightened to help the mittens stay in place and they are double-lined with fleece for an added layer of warmth. The fleece is partially water-resistant but not waterproof.
They come in a pack of 2 and are available in 5 different sizes for children 3 months through 6 years old. The smaller sizes do not have thumb finger slot but the bigger sizes do.
- Loop closure
- Soft fleece material
- Not waterproof
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N’Ice Caps Boys Magic Stretch Gloves
The N’Ice Caps Boys Magic Stretch Gloves have 5% elastic in the wrist area to help with easy on and off for your little one. They are designed to fit snuggly to help them not fall off. The gloves are made of 95% Acrylic and 5% Spandex.
They are partially water-resistant and would keep your child’s hands warm in moderately cold weather, but they will eventually get wet. Some of the options available have touch screen capabilities. These gloves come in sizes for 3-5-year-olds and 6-12-year-olds and they come in a pack of 3.
- Fun design
- Grips on fingers
- Not waterproof
MCTi Kids Waterproof Winter Mittens
These MCTi Kids Waterproof Winter Mittens have an outer nylon shell and the inside is lined with a lightweight Sherpa Fleece. They are designed for extream cold but also offering comfort for your child. The nylon is water-resistant and will help your child’s hands stay dry during extended play in the snow.
There is an anti-lost string that will help you keep the gloves together and reflective tape that is an added safety feature. The reflective tape will be visible in the fog, snow, and rain. There is a double tightening feature, an extra-long cuff, and a wrist buckle that works to keep the gloves on. Sizing options are for 1-15 years olds.
- Lightweight Sherpa Fleece
- Reflective tape for safety
- Made for extreme cold
- Hand wash only
Toddler Boys and Girls Winter Knitted Writing Gloves
These Toddler Knitted Writing Gloves will fit nicely on 1-3-year-olds, plus they come in 6 different colors. Each color would need to be purchased separately since they come in a single pack.
They have a palm width of 3.9 inches and are 4.1 in length. They have an elastic wrist to help them stay on. These gloves are not made from waterproof material but they would be good for moderately cold weather.
If you plan on playing outside, like going on a hike or bike riding, I would say that these gloves would be a good fit. They are made from acrylic material, making them soft and comfortable for your child to wear.
- Elastic wrist
- Full finger design
- Only come in one size
Disney Character Gloves
The Disney Character Designs Gloves are made from a stretchable acrylic knit that is soft and will also provide warmth. The Minnie Mouse design is fun and is a great option for a child who might not be thrilled to wear gloves.
There are two size options: one for 2-4 years that are 5 inches long and 2 inches wide, and another for 4-7-year-olds that are 6.25 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. This set comes with 4 pairs of gloves and they should be hand washed and laid out to try.
- Stretchy material
- Fun design
- Hand wash only
AMYIPO Kids Winter Snow Gloves
AMYIPO Kids Winter Snow Gloves are designed for your child to use in the snow. They have a fleece lining, which is super light, warm and they are windproof. In addition to that, they are water-resistant.
These gloves have an anti-slip design and they also have an anti-lost rope that will help you keep track of them. They come in colors for both boys and girls.
They come in 3 sizes: extra small is for 4-5-year-olds, small is for 6-7-year-olds, and medium for 8-9-year-olds.
- Anti-slop feature
- Only water resistant
Toddler/Children Winter Knitted Magic Gloves
The Toddler/Children Winter Knitted Magic Gloves comes in a set with 12 pairs of gloves. That gives you great value for the price that you are paying. These will fit children ages 2-6 years old. The dimensions are 5 inches in length and 4 inches wide.
They are made from 95% Acrylic and 5% Spandex. You can wash them in the washing machine, but if you put them in the dryer, they will most likely shrink.
- 12 pairs
- Value for money
- Machine washable
- Only sold in one size
Turkoni Winter Writing Gloves
The Turkoni Winter Writing Gloves are made from acrylic fibers. They are made for children ages 3-6. These are full finger gloves that flip back so that your child can use their fingers. The multi-color design in a fun option for either boys or girls. I love the uniqueness that these gloves offer.
There are buttons on the gloves that will secure the flap in place when it isn’t being used. The thumb spot on this glove does not have a flip to cover it, so the thumb will stay exposed.
- Flap to uncover fingers
- Unique design
- Fair price for features offered
- Only sold in one size
Carter’s Girls Toddler Hat and Mitten Set
This Carter’s Toddler Hat and Mitten Set are ribbed cuffed and fleece-lined. These gloves are machine washable but I would suggest laying them flat to dry so that they don’t shrink.
The sizing is for 12-24-month-olds and toddlers 2-5 years old. They run a little small so I would consider sizing up.
The materials used to make these mittens are 95% Acrylic and 5% Elastane. There is 2 pairs of mittens in this set, and it also includes a matching hat.
- Machine washable
- Ribbed cuff to help them stay on
- Matching hat
- Sizing runs small
Toddler Knitted Mittens
The SATINIOR Toddler Stretchy Mittens and Gloves are made from a blend of cotton, acrylic, and spandex with makes for an extra soft and fluffy feel. However, they are not waterproof.
They come in a pack of 6 and are broken into a group of 3 mittens and 3 gloves.
They come in 2 sizes: 1-3-year-olds and 4-7-year-olds. They are machine washable and lightweight and they are a great value in regards to the price.
- Extra soft material
- Includes gloves and mittens
- Not waterproof
N’Ice Caps Kids Easy-On Winter Snow Mitten
The N’Ice Caps Kids and Baby Easy-On Snow Mitten are designed with a large flap that opens up so that it is easy for your child to slip their hands in the gloves and find the thumb hole. This feature also helps to secure the glove on your child so they don’t fall off. They are waterproof and they are great for snow.
They are made from Thinsulate which will provide warmth and there is a long cuff that will help prevent snow from getting inside the glove. The gloves have a grippy palm and thumb padding. They come in sizes from kids 1-12 years old and there are several design options.
- Large Flat to help with getting the glove on
- Great for snow
- Grippy palm and thumb padding
- Sizing runs a little big
Outdoor Toddlers’ Adrenaline Mitts
The Outdoor Toddlers’ Adrenaline Mitts are one of the more expensive options on our list. However, they have some nice features. For example, these gloves have a zipper that makes getting them on and off easily and helps them to stay in place.
These mittens are water-resistant and breathable. Another advantage is that they have quick-drying technology. They are made from a blend of materials such as Nylon, PU, and Polyester. They are machine washable and they can clip together to help them not get lost.
- More expensive option
The North Face Osito Etip Glove
The North Face Osito Etip Glove are made from 100% polyester. The faux-fur is 100% nylon . The palm material is made out of 92% polyester, and 8% elastane.
You won’t be able to wash them in the washing machine, but you can spot clean them. There are several sizing options to choose from.
These gloves are designed with Etip functionality that helps them to be touch screen compatible with certain devices. They also have UIR powered fleece on the palm for five-finger touchscreen capability. They have a silicone gripper palm that provides a great grip and they have a pull tab at cuff to help your child pull them on.
- Silicone gripper on the palm
- Touch screen capability
- Spot clean only
SnowStoppers Kid’s Waterproof Stay On Mittens
The SnowStoppers Kid’s Waterproof Mittens are patented with extra-long cuffs to keep snow from getting into the glove. These gloves have 40g Thinsulate insulation plus 100g Polyfill which adds warmth without bulk. Another feature is that they have a fully waterproof Drypel liner.
There is a tough grip padding on the palms and would be great for winter sports liking skiing and snowboarding. You are going to want to hand-wash these gloves in warm water and you should not put in the dryer. They come in sizes from small to extra large and have multiple color options for you to choose from.
- Extra-long cuff
- Tough grip padding
- Good for snow use
- Not machine washable
Veyo Kids – Tiger Paw Mittyz – Waterproof Kids Mittens
The Veyo Kids – Tiger Paw Mittyz – Waterproof Kids Mittens have a higher price tag, but they have a fun design for kids and some unique features. They are 100% fully waterproof and they are breathable. They have a double pull wrist strap that will keep them on your little one’s hand.
These gloves do not have a thumb hole, which is good for smaller children but it might be frustrating for an older child. They have an oversized cuff that will fit snugly over your child’s coat which works to keep snow out. They come in sizes from small to large.
- Double wrist pull
- Oversized cuff
- Good for use in the snow
- Higher price tag
- No thumb hole
Jan & Jul Waterproof Mittens for Toddlers
Waterproof Stay-on Winter Snow and Ski Mittens have a unique design with a wrist cinch and a pull closure that can be used to secure the glove over your little one’s jacket.
Made from 100% Waterproof Polyester, these are great for the snow or wet conditions.
The wide and long sleeve will make it easy for you to get these gloves on your child and the fleece lining will keep their little hands warm. They are designed for cold conditions of 15 celsius (about 59 degrees Fahrenheit) and come in sizes from extra small to large. Also, you can choose from multiple design options.
- Wrist clinch and pull closure
- Wide and long sleeve
- Smaller sizes do not have a thumb spot
Flammi Kids Fleece Ski Mittens
The Flammi Kids Fleece Ski Mittens are made from a blend of cotton and fleece for comfort and warmth.
They have a hook and look fastening strap with a buckle that will help you adjust the gloves to fit your child. The outer layer is designed to be water-resistant and there is a layer underneath that is waterproof that adds another layer of protection against snow. The longer cuff also helps protect their little hands from snow getting in.
The multiple layers provide a lot of warmth but it also makes the gloves a little bit bulky. There is an anti-skid PU leather on the palm and thumb that is designed to provide a better grip as well as warmth. They come in sizes for 2-4-year-olds and 4-6-year-olds. If you have a 4-year-old, I would suggest sizing up and getting the size for 4-6-year-olds.
- Anti-skid PU leather
- Water-resistant and waterproof materials
Columbia Toddler Chippewa Long Mitten
The Columbia Toddler Chippewa Long Mitten has two elastic bands for extra protection from snow getting in and also to help them stay in place on your child’s hands. They have a security clip and they have omni-shield advanced technology that makes them water and stain-resistant and 150 grams of insulation for warmth.
These gloves only come in one size and have 2 design options to choose from. The measurements are 11 x 5 x 3 inches so you will want to measure your child’s hand to make sure these will fit them.
- Long sleeve with elastic
- Water and stain-resistant
- Only sold in one size
Disney’s Cars Lightning McQueen Winter Gloves
Disney Cars Lightning McQueen Winter Gloves (Black, Red, Yellow Design Mittens 2-4) are made from a blend of 60% Acrylic and 40% Polyester. These would be great for outdoor playtime as long as there isn’t snow involved because they are not waterproof.
They come in 2 different sizes. The size for 2-4-year-olds has the following measurements 5.5 inches in length and 2.25 inches in width. 4-7-year-olds sizing is 6 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. 2 different color options are available: red/black and red/black/yellow. Both options come with a matching Lighting McQueen hat.
- Fun Disney design
- Good for mildly cold weather
- Includes matching hat
- Not waterproof
Cooraby Toddler Magic Stretch Mittens/Knitted Gloves
Cooraby Toddler Magic Stretch Mittens are made from a blend of cotton, acrylic fibers and spandex. They are a great pick if you need something that will keep your child’s hand warm in mild to moderately cold weather. These are suitable for a 2-4-year-old and they come in multiple color options.
If you are looking for gloves for boys and girls there are unisex options and they come in sets of 6. They are a great value for your money. Especially if you have multiple small children. You can wash these in the mashing machine but lay them flat to dry so that the cotton doesn’t shrink.
- Unisex options
- Machine washable
- Will shrink if put in the washer
Kids Extreme Cold Weather 100 Gram Thinsulate Waterproof Ski Gloves
The N’Ice Caps Kids Extreme Cold Weather Ski Gloves are designed for extreme cold and are insulated with 100 Grams of 3M Thinsulate. This will provide a lot of warmth. These would be great for snowy conditions as well.
They have elastic around the wrist, a hook, and loop closure that will secure them snugly on your little one’s hands. The cuff is designed to slide under your child’s jacket. They are made in sizes for 3-year-olds to 15-year-olds.
- Designed for extreme cold and snow
- Hook and loop closure
- Sizing runs a little small
Winter Mitten/Gloves For Toddlers
These Winter Mitten/Gloves For Toddlers are made from 100% high quality acrylic. The inside is lined with a thermal fleece that is soft to the touch. This makes them comfortable for your child to wear. The fleece will also provide warmth for your child.
These gloves are not waterproof so I wouldn’t suggest using them in the snow.
There are two sizes offered. The small size measures in at 5.3 x 2.95 and fits a 6-36 months baby. The large size measures in at 6.3 x 3.5 and will fit a 2T-7T toddler. This sizing is a little unclear to me, so I would measure your little one’s hands to make sure you get their sizing right.
- High-quality material
- Thermal fleece
- Not waterproof
EvridWear Toddler Thermal Stretch Knitted Mittens
These EvridWear Toddler Thermal Stretch Knitted Mittens were made with comfort in mind. The thumb and mitten combo provides your child with the warmth of a mitten but it still gives them the ability to move their thumbs around. The cuff is designed to be moderately tight to help keep the mitten on your child, but overall the material is stretchy.
These mittens come in 3 different design options and all of them are from toddlers ages 1-4 years old. They are 5.5 inches long and 2.8 inches wide. I would recommend measuring your child’s hand to make sure these will fit them.
They are not waterproof but they would be a good fit for cold weather that doesn’t involve snow.
- Mitten/Thumb design
- Not waterproof
Arctic Kids’ Sherpa-Lined Mittens for Boys and Girls
The Arctic Paw Sherpa Lined Winter Mittens are designed with a thick knit and a full sherpa lining to help provide warmth for your child. They are made to be breathable and lightweight and have an ultra-plush thick cuff. The cuff adds an extra layer of protection against the cold for your little one.
Depending on the design you choose, they come in a pack of 3 or a pack of 2 mittens and are for a child ages 2-5 years old. These gloves are not waterproof, so they will not be suitable for the snow.
As far as the price goes, they are a little on the high side for mittens that aren’t designed for the snow. However, I think they are priced the way that they are because of the designs that they offer.
- Thick knit
- Full sherpa lining
- Plus thick cuff
- Priced slightly high
Buying Criteria for Toddler Gloves
When I was considering which gloves and mittens would be the best for a toddler, I considered several things. Let me break my thought process down for you.
Toddler Gloves with Grips
Keeping gloves on your child is a universal problem. I’ve been there and it’s frustrating. So I wanted to provide you with options that either had elastic wrists or loop clasps that will work to keep the gloves in place. Not having to put the gloves or mittens on over and over again will make things simpler for you.
Best Toddler Gloves for Playing in the Snow
Some of you might live in a place that snows often. Or some of you might be planning to visit a place with snow. Waterproof gloves are important for that kind of climate to help with keeping your child’s hands warm and dry.
I wanted to offer you those options here. Also, it was important to give you options with cuffs that will provide an extra barrier to keep the snow from getting inside your child’s glove.
Regardless of if you have a budget for this or not, it’s important to make sure you are getting a good value for your money. You might only be buying gloves for one child, but you might be looking for multiple children and things can start to add up quickly.
I wanted to include a wide variety of gloves and mittens that are different prices with the hopes that one of them will fit well for your specific family budget.
Providing options that had different designs to choose from was important to me when I was putting this list together. All of our children are different and the reasons we need gloves for them are different. By having a variety of gloves and mittens, I hope that I hit the mark for you with one of the sets that I choose.
Having color and design options to choose from can also be helpful if you have a child who doesn’t care about wearing gloves. I have found that with my children, they are much more excited about putting their gloves on if they are fun colors.
FAQs About Toddler Gloves
Are mittens or gloves better for toddlers?
If made from the same material, mittens will provide more warmth than gloves will. Mittens do a better job of keeping your child’s hands warm, but they do tend to fall off more easily.
Gloves stay on better and can give your child the ability to do more with their hands. Things like Snowboarding and Skiing will be easier with gloves.
A younger child will most likely do better with mittens because you won’t have to figure out how to get their fingers in the finger holes, which can be tricky. However, older children might prefer gloves so that they can use their fingers for winter sports.
How can I keep my toddler’s gloves on?
Gloves with a loop clasp are really helpful if keeping them on your child is a problem for you. Clips are another helpful option as well. If you put the gloves on over the sleeve of your child’s jacket, that can also help them to stay in place.
Elastic wrists, velcro clasps, and zippers will also work to help the gloves stay in place. We’ve put both gloves and mittens with those different features on our list.
How to keep my toddler’s hands warm in the winter?
A great place for you to start is by putting mittens or gloves on them. Buying a high-quality glove made with a quality material will keep your toddler’s hands warm. Also, I would consider buying the gloves or mittens a little big so that your child can move their fingers around a little bit.
If they can wiggle their fingers around inside the gloves, it will help them to retain their natural body heat. Some parents even double up on mittens or gloves to add an extra layer for warmth.
Another idea to add additional warmth you can use Hand Warmers. I wouldn’t recommend using if you aren’t there watching your child and making sure that they warmers stay inside the gloves (and don’t get eaten) and then that you can dispose of them once you are done using them.
Does my child have to wear mittens?
The short answer is no. You don’t have to put mittens on your child. On the other hand, it is important to provide your child with a way to keep their hands warm when they are out in the cold. If you don’t want to put mittens on them that’s ok, you’ll just want to come up with another option for warmth.
Some suggestions I would have for you would be to use a blanket or have your little one keep their hands in their coat pockets. If you do use a blanket for a smaller child, be sure to not let the blanket cover your little one’s face.
How do I use glove clips?
Glove clips are a great tool to help you keep track of your child’s gloves when they aren’t wearing them. You will simply clip the gloves directly onto your child’s belt or their jacket. Some mittens don’t have clips but they do have a string or a cord and this can be used in the same way as the clip.
This is helpful to me because it can be tricky to keep up with everyone’s hats and gloves. So I like to use this feature to make sure my children always have their gloves.
Is it better to have a long cuff or a short cuff on your child’s gloves?
Both types of cuffs have their advantages. Longer cuffs will do a better job of keeping snow out of the inside of your child’s gloves and make it easier for their jackets to go on. The jacket can easily slide over the long cuff.
Shorter cuffs are less restrictive and make it easier to move for them to move their wrists around. They still keep snow out, but not to the extent that the longer cuff does. So it comes down to which you think your child will be more comfortable wearing.
Final Thoughts on Toddler Gloves and Mittens
The best gloves that you can choose for your child are the ones that meet all of your specific needs and your children’s specific needs. You, as their parents, know them better than anyone else and you know what they will like or not like.
My favorite gloves are the Outdoor Toddlers’ Adrenaline Mitts. I love the zipper feature the most. This makes getting them on my child’s hands so much easier because I can open the glove up and they can slide their hand in. The loop at the end of the glove is also very helpful when sliding their little hands into the glove.
I also love all of the colors to chose from. I like being able to have a different color for each of my three children. It makes getting out the door a lot simpler for our family when they know what is theirs and we can work as a team. It may seem silly, but it really does make our life a little bit easier.
I want you to be able to make an informed decision about which gloves and mittens will be the best for your child. My goal has been to provide you with a list of great options, and by doing so I think you will be able to easily make a decision. It’s my joy to help you be able to choose with confidence and ease.