Dashing Through The Snow: 5 Favorite Sleds for Toddlers
Imagine your kiddo rolling over bucolic hills on a sustainable wood sled and whisking by evergreen trees. Hot chocolate awaits you and the joy of a snow day has everyone smiling. Now cut to reality. You’re lugging two antsy kids down to the snow-filled streets after a conference call gone wrong and need to leave the apartment before everyone loses it. Before the next snow day hits, get prepared and check our picks for the best toddler sleds. With the fun designs and safety features available for little ones today, you’ll be sledding all over the city and saving your sanity at the same time.
This infant toboggan is a good bet for helicopter parents (you know who you are) because it offers a lot of back support for your squiggly little ones, a safety harness and raised foot support rails to keep little feet above the wet snow. It’s easy on the wallet too, so after a couple of winters you won’t feel bad moving on or giving to a friend.
EMSCO Infant Tobaggan, $17
Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful
Don’t let the winds and snow stop the fun. This sled is ready for any weather. A clear shield protects your little one from extreme temperature and precipitation, all while looking like a cool UFO spaceship. The sled also features an ergonomic seat made from injection-molded plastic and good back support to boot.
Pelican Baby Sled Deluxe, $45
Old School Look, New School Ride
We love the nostalgic feel of the Kinder Sleigh. The seat is made of wood but has scrolled runners made from HDPE plastic so you don’t have to worry about wax and wood maintenance. This sled offers the best of both worlds – classic styling with modern design.
Pelican Kinder Sleigh, $65
Online: Gander Mountain
It Takes Two
This custom-built sled made just for L.L. Bean pulls out all the stops. If you’re solo on a snow day with the twins, this adorable sled is made for you. You can pull them both and get your workout for the day! It’s sure to become a family heirloom with its gorgeous wood construction and steel blades. Plus, it’ll look look great in the garage out of season.
Tandem Kids’ Pull Sled, $169
Online: L.L. Bean
Stroller in the Snow
Convenience is every parent’s middle name, and this sled does not disappoint. First of all, you can literally push your baby sled like a stroller, defying the laws of pull sled. With a push of two buttons, you can fold down the long handle for easy storage and transport. It’s even removable to create a traditional pull sled when your little one becomes a more stable toddler. Best yet, the sled is safe for little hands and feet – the steel runners are inlaid making the sharp blades out of reach and the sled low to the ground.
Eurosled Snow Baby Stroller Sled, $129 – 185
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Written by: Sarah Choi