Winter makes parenting even more difficult. It's hard enough getting your little ones dressed and out the door when they're not wearing two layers, plus a snowsuit, mittens (which they keep pulling off) and a hat (which they won't stop whining about). And there is really nothing like pushing a stroller through a foot of sludge to break your spirit. It's desperation-inducing.
You'd do and pay just about anything to make it easier. But before you buy the best stroller for snow, take a look at what you can rent from us. We've got strollers, sleighs and cozy car seat covers that may actually make winter fun. It's cheaper, more eco-friendly and means no need to find storage for more baby gear.
Here are the winter essentials you can rent now:
We carry three sizes of sleighs from Steamridge. The Frontier is good for babies and small toddlers, the Frontier XL for bigger kids and the Twin Sleigh for two toddlers (twins or not). Each sleigh comes outfitted with durable, water-resistant pads in buffalo plaid. The sleighs are produced with sustainability in mind and feature eco-friendly finishes. They also have metal wear bars on the bottom of the wood runners so you always get a smooth ride. Steamridge sleighs retail for $180 and up and you can rentals from StorkSupply starting at $22.95.
Frontier Sleigh with Plaid Pad: LINK
Frontier XL Sleigh with Plaid Pad: LINK
Twin Sleigh with Plaid Pad: LINK
Car Seat Cover
The 7am Enfant Cocoon in Heather Grey
The best part about having a baby in a bucket seat? No need to worry about. Dress the car seat instead of the baby. Baby is snug and warm in their little cocoon. Whether strapped into the car or on top of the stroller, the Cocoon is the perfect puffy coat for any occasion—and requires no mittens! The 7am Enfant Cocoon retails for $100 and rentals start at $14.95.
7am Enfant Cocoon in Heather Grey: LINK
The Best Stroller for Snow
The best stroller for snow is one with three wheels and a front wheel that locks. Even better? Consumer Reports rated the Thule Urban Glide as the absolute best traditional stroller for winter weather and we have it! The Urban Glide's three wheels with big 16" rear wheels makes it easy to power through piles of snow. The ability to lock the usually-swivelling front wheel means more stability and less chance of slipping over sidewalks.
Have two little ones? We carry both the Thule Urban Glide 2 and the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double stroller!
The Thule Urban Glide 2 retails for $530 and can be rented starting at $63.95. The double stroller retails for $800 and can be rented starting at $95.95.
Thule Urban Glide 2: LINK
Thule Urban Glide 2 Double: LINK