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10 Warm Winter Coats That Kids Will Love

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With winter around the corner, it’ll soon be time for fun cold-weather activities like ice skating, building a snowman and more! With so much to do this season, even in a pandemic, your children need good winter coats and jackets so they can stay warm while enjoying all the holiday fun. If you are looking for some good winter coats for your children to wear, check out these 10 winter coats for kids that will not only complete your child’s winter outfit but also keep them warm and dry when the weather gets frightful.

The Best Winter Coats and Jackets for Kids in 2020

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L.L. Bean – Kids’ Ultralight 650 Down Jacket

Check out L.L. Bean’s Kids’ Ultralight 650 Jacket! It will keep your little one warm in up to -10 degree weather, so it’s perfect for a fun day in the snow or a trek through the city. The jacket is made from recycled, ripstop nylon, which makes the jacket water resistant. The best part about this jacket that if it ever becomes dirty, it is machine washer safe.

The Kid’s Ultralight 650 Jacket comes in a variety of sizes from a youth small (8) to an extra large (18). The jacket comes in five fun colors: black, blue ridge, campfire green, carbon navy, deep sapphire, and magenta haze. In addition to two outside pockets, the jacket has a hidden pocket inside as well. Whenever your child wants to take it off, the jacket stuffs down, making it easy to fit inside a locker or a backpack.

Price: $149

Target’s Boys’ Reversible Puffer Jacket – Cat & Jack™ Black

Are you looking for a more economical winter coat this holiday season? Check out Target’s Boys’ Reversible Puffer Jacket from Cat and Jack. This jacket is made from a light weight material that is perfect for running around outside without being weighed down by a heavy winter coat. It’s soft quilted, sherpa lining will make your child feel cozy and warm on those chilly winter days. The jacket is also water and wind resistant and comes with a hood, which will block out the cold, rain, and snow, and optimize playtime outside.

Price: $27.99

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Target’s Girls’ Puffer Jacket – All in Motion™

Target also has a winter jacket that is perfect for your little girl. The Girls’ Puffer Jacket from All in Motion has many features that make it a great addition to any outfit. The jacket comes in four colors: olive, iridescent maroon, iridescent purple, and multicolored. The coat is made from a water-repellent and wind-resistant fabric that will protect your child from the cold.

The jacket’s fleece lining, tuckable hood, and high collar will shield your child’s face from the elements on those freezing winter days. The extendable sleeves and built-in mittens also provide extra warmth and protection from the elements. The side zip pockets allow your child to keep small items secure and dry. With all these amazing features, this jacket is perfect for a snow day or ice skating.

Price: $32.00

Click here for the full list of winter coats for kids!

-Compiled by Brooke Thompson

This story first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.

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Top Probiotic Snacks for Kids, Families

The benefits of probiotics have been buzzing over the past years, especially now since health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.

Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that live in your body and help fight off bad bacteria when you have too much of it. According to Havard Health Publishing, “Self-dosing with bacteria isn’t as outlandish as it might seem. An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel. These microorganisms (or microflora) generally don’t make us sick; most are helpful. Gut-dwelling bacteria keep pathogens (harmful microorganisms) in check, aid digestion and nutrient absorption, and contribute to immune function.”

Probiotics are present in many foods, but if you have picky eaters on your hands, these probiotic snacks for kids might be a good alternative. From mango fruit bars to chewy peanut butter chocolate chip bars, these snacks are delicious and packed with probiotics when you are on the go.

Welo Kids Bar

These probiotic bars are perfect if you are on the go or if they need to be packed in a lunch since they don’t require any refrigeration. These yummy bars make it easy for parents to incorporate probiotics into their kid’s diets with likable flavors such as Chocolate Chip, Cocoa Banana, Apple Cinnamon, Double Chocolate, and Mixed Berry. The best part is that the bar’s probiotic cultures survive 10 times more effectively than yogurt cultures.

Apple Cinnamon Probiotic Breakfast Bars by KIND

If you are having a busy morning with remote learning and working, keep these KIND breakfast bars handy. They have 28 grams of 100% whole grains, real apple pieces, a dash of cinnamon, and 500 million CFU probiotic cultures per serving.

That’s it 

Want a quick fruity snack without all the extra sugar? That’s it Probiotic bars come to the rescue with flavors in fig, banana, blueberry, and mango, plus, two billion active cultures to help you regulate your digestion. These bars believe that simple is better, that’s why they only use natural, non-GMO fruit and are free from the top 12 allergen groups. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pro Bar

These bars are chewy, delicious and packed with probiotics. They come in a variety of flavors such as Peanut Butter, Coconut Cashew, Almond Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and have 1B CFUs of live Bacillus coagulans. They also are made with 10 grams of plant protein and have no added sugars which make for a great snack when in a rush.

Siggi’s Probiotic Yogurt

These drinkable yogurts are tiny but mighty with 8 grams of protein and 10 billion probiotics per serving. These little bottles are made with all-natural ingredients and come in three flavors: blueberry, vanilla, and strawberry. 

This story first appeared on newyorkfamily.com

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