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#1 of 10 Old 09-03-2010, 12:49 AM - Thread Starter
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Not sure where best to post this so it might end up x-posted, but if I get DS a one-piece snowsuit for playing outside this winter would I regret not getting a separate winter jacket for him too?

I wouldn't use the jacket in the car (planning on getting a fleece jacket for him to wear for car trips), and as I said he'd have his snowsuit for playing outside but are there times I'm not considering where we'd want just a winter jacket for him?

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I think I'm going to go with just a 2 piece snowsuit for my 2yr old dd. I guess it depends on how much snow you get but I find there aren't that many really snowy days here around Toronto. As long as she has a really good pair of bib style snow pants then I find the 2 piece works really well. Then again she will be playing outside more this year for longer periods than she did at 1.5. The one thing I'm really looking for & having trouble finding is snow pants with really nice long liners that tuck into their boots, I hate to see her bare little ankles always exposed as the pants ride up.

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For times that you don't need the full snowsuit you're not likely to be outside for very long so using layers would likely be just fine.

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What we did last winter and plan to do again is snowsuit for playing in the snow, fleece jacket for in and out of the car errands and kept a down vest in the car for over the fleece if we were going to be outside for a longer period of time. It seemed to work just fine for a New England winter.

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Last year we did a 2-piece snow suit, and we did use just the jacket portion pretty frequently -- mostly for walks or if we were going somewhere outside for an hour or two... I felt like the full snowsuit would've been overboard for a typical cold day here, so we really only used it in the snow, and there were times when the fleece alone wasn't quite enough so I was glad we had a 2-piece. But it's colder in CA than here so maybe you could get by with a 1-piece!

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My kids used their jackets pretty often last year, when it's not snowing, or when we are running errands, they need something to wear outside, but not a full suit. I think you could get a lighter jacket and layer underneath.

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We like the 2 piece set up. We not only use the winter jackets separately, but we also like to use the snow pants without the jacket on those warm snowy spring days....

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I much prefer just having a jacket and pants. We have one piece suits but I would have buy one new, they were given to us. I certainly couldn't get by without just a jacket, we use it all the time for walks, etc... when you don't need an entire snowsuit.

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We have 2 one-piece snowsuits for each of the kids, and then several pairs of bibs, and several jackets. The 1-piece suits are definitely warmer, which is a plus. They are also quicker to get on, so that's what DD will take with her to school so she doesn't have to mess with two zippers.

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I definitely like having a snowsuit and a winter jacket. Whether it's snowpants paired with the jacket or else a one piece snowsuit and separate jacket. It can get way too cold here and I wouldn't feel comfortable with DS just in a fleece if we were outside for any extended period of time.

We like The Children's Place 3 in 1 jackets. The fleece jacket is really nice.

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