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Old 21.09.2011, 12:24
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Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

I can't decide if we should get our 2 year old an all in one or jacket and pants. We don't have a car so spend lots of time outside in the pram, going to the park etc. She's also out of nappies and using the toilet so I'm leaning towards 2 piece but the guy in the shop said 1 piece was much easier.

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Old 21.09.2011, 12:32
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

i used to use salapetts and a jacket on my son when he was younger found it easier for the many loo stops and also could use the jacket on its own when it wasnt so cold so got more wear...
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:02
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

Actually, 2 piece is more werk. You unzip the jacket, unzip and pull the snow pants. One piece, you unzip and pull. I would never gotten 2 piece, since they play with snow like monkeys and get it everywhere, mine would have it all over if she had 2 piece. 1 piece is warmer, no draft, no snow under, keeps them toasty, more time on the slopes.
I think it is cheaper, too.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:07
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I can't decide if we should get our 2 year old an all in one or jacket and pants. We don't have a car so spend lots of time outside in the pram, going to the park etc. She's also out of nappies and using the toilet so I'm leaning towards 2 piece but the guy in the shop said 1 piece was much easier.

Any recommendations?

Glad you asked this as I'm in the same boat as you (except my 2 year old is not out of nappies and shows no indication of even trying anytime soon!! How on earth did you manage that?).

Where have you found one piece suits? I can only seems to find separates.

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Old 21.09.2011, 13:08
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

Yep, I agree with MusicChick. With a 2-piece you always get snow inserting itself within and then the poor kid gets wet and cold.

@Mimi1981: you find them in Migros for sure, that's where I always bought mine for my son. And if you buy them big enough they might last for two years

Oh, and my son wasn't potty-trained until 3.5, so don't worry

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Old 21.09.2011, 13:14
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

I personally would go for a 1 piece as it's warmer and if your kid falls down in it they will not get wet/snow down their pants. We never had problems with toilets and one piece - you just unzip and pull the whole thing down. Salopettes are the worst because then you have to actually take the jacket off completely (and put it somewhere) then get the arm straps off, then pull them down. But then if you don't get the arm straps they can fall down....

Having said that a 1 piece is better, you will probably end up buying a jacket too - because you won't want to put the full ski-gear on every day in the winter. Sometimes it can be sunny and dry in the winter too and then you'll want a jacket but skip the trousers.

Will you go skiing or to a place where there is snow on the ground a lot of the winter? If so then it's a good idea to have more than one suit anyway - since if the one gets soaked by the child rolling round in the snow, then you have a backup.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:23
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

Well, another thing was, the pants when you pull them down, the straps hang so long, like accident can happen when peeing in the toilet, etc.

It was just too much logistics. One piece, off we go. I take it off in the train, nobody minded, the trains were warm for tights and sweaters and small tots in them.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:53
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

Funny enough. My wife bought a one piece for our two year old this morning.

She got it from a local shop in Waedenswil and they sold it to her for a discount.

Anyway, it was a Reima which are brilliant.

She bought it from Engel und Bengel.

It's the second one we have had - the first one was second-hand is now too small but okay for the next one.

For small children, who just won't be exerting themselves as much as older children and adults, a one piece will keep them much warmer.

From experience in paragliding (where it can be really cold but you don't do much), it's much warmer wearing a one piece flying suit than a jacket and trousers.
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

Thanks for all your help! I actually bought a one piece already and was almost ready to go back and change it but I think I'll stick with it now.

I bought it from these guys: http://www.kinderladen-iberg.ch/shop/ I bought a Reima too -specifically in a unisex colour as we're expecting a boy in December too. The guy was very helpful and he had a big selection. It's in the middle of nowhere though, in a little village near Winterthur, in his garage. It looks like he sells winter clothes for kids as his hobby? His prices were def cheaper than the Reima clothes in Baby Wehrli too. He has an online shop as well.

We won't really be doing much skiing - but we will be outside in winter more or less every day so figured a snow suit was the easiest way to keep her warm and dry.


RE potty training, I started sitting her on the potty at around 6 months -just in the morning when when she woke up and would always pee, or when she was pooping (she had a very obvious 'I'm about to do a poop' face). I figured if I knew she was doing it I may as well put her on the potty. Since then she's never really pooped in her nappy and we've just slowly increased the number of pees in the potty. She does still wear a nappy at Krippe in the mornings -they aren't very good at taking her to the potty there (or she's too busy playing to tell them she needs to go), but apart from that she's been wearing normal knickers for the last month or so. It can actually be a bit of a pain at bed time as she'll keep saying she needs to pee to stall from going to bed. I take a potty out with me -it lives in the bottom of the pram- in case we're not close to a toilet when she needs to pee and she seems happy using it just about anywhere. She'll be 2 in December.
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Old 21.09.2011, 14:06
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Well, another thing was, the pants when you pull them down, the straps hang so long, like accident can happen when peeing in the toilet, etc.

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Yuck! It's final, I'm sticking with the one piece.
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Old 21.09.2011, 14:11
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RE potty training, I started sitting her on the potty at around 6 months -just in the morning when when she woke up and would always pee, or when she was pooping (she had a very obvious 'I'm about to do a poop' face). I figured if I knew she was doing it I may as well put her on the potty. Since then she's never really pooped in her nappy and we've just slowly increased the number of pees in the potty. She does still wear a nappy at Krippe in the mornings -they aren't very good at taking her to the potty there (or she's too busy playing to tell them she needs to go), but apart from that she's been wearing normal knickers for the last month or so. It can actually be a bit of a pain at bed time as she'll keep saying she needs to pee to stall from going to bed. I take a potty out with me -it lives in the bottom of the pram- in case we're not close to a toilet when she needs to pee and she seems happy using it just about anywhere. She'll be 2 in December.

Seriously, I take my hat off to you!! My daughter is two next week and the only interest she has shown in a potty so far was to empty one over herself at daycare
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Old 21.09.2011, 15:22
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Seriously, I take my hat off to you!! My daughter is two next week and the only interest she has shown in a potty so far was to empty one over herself at daycare
Thanks! but I don't think it's that unsual, or at least wouldn't have been 20-30years ago.
In the 'old days' (before disposables) it was normal for wee ones to be out of nappies by 1-2years -just ask your mum when you were potty trained. The hassle of washing nappies and the yucky wet feeling of cloth nappies helped with that I guess. Disposables are so convenient now and keep babies 'feeling dry' after they pee that it's often easier to leave them in nappies longer and longer. I definitely don't buy the babies can't control their bladder/bowels until they are 2-3years old rubbish that nappy companies like us to believe. They just learn that they don't have to, it's much more fun to keep playing and pee in a nappy than have to stop and pee in the potty. My wee one has NEVER pooped at Krippe, despite going there 5 mornings a week for 4.5 hours since she was 4 months old -don't ask me, I have no idea why?- but then she'd often poop in the morning in the weekend so she has to have had at least some control from early on.
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Re: Snow suit for toddler 1 or 2 piece?

I am definitely for the 2 pieces because:

-i can use the top and bottom separately depending on the needs
-i get a better fit as I can buy different sizes
-when we sit at the restaurant - do not have to "undress" her
-i get a longer usage as with things that should fit legs-arm-trunk length, I always seem to not get the right size (but maybe that is just me )
-easier for the toilet: pants down and no sleeves to pay attention to

As for the snow going 'in', at the migros sport xx they have excellent toddlers jackets with a sort of souble closure like adults' ones which keeps everything outside

For a smaller child though, I.e. One who does not walk, I always got the one piece.

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PS: my daughter potty trained at 2 and 4 months: she chose herself when and within 2 weeks it was all sorted for the day (she still wears a nappy at night at almost 3). So no stress we (and they) all follow different timetables!
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Seriously, I take my hat off to you!! My daughter is two next week and the only interest she has shown in a potty so far was to empty one over herself at daycare
Don't worry about it - the little one first has to understand what the urge to wee feels like. This happens at different ages for different kids - until they understand the urge then you can't actually "train" them to use the potty because they simply don't know quickly enough when they are going to wee.

It's more a physiological process (which you can't hurry) than learned behaviour. The "learned behaviour" is for them to know what to do when they get the urge.

My son's doctor put me onto that line of thinking and I suddenly relaxed and just had to wait another couple of months until my son clicked onto it all by himself. No stress, no mess.
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