While I’ll admit I’ve grown tired of getting my girls ready for a day at the beach–bathing suits, suntan lotion, hats and water shoes…check!–I know that my least favorite season of all will be here before we know it. The struggle of trying to pull winter boots on little feet that won’t seem to bend is infuriating, to say the least! And even after all that hard labor, snow and slush still manage to creep inside, prompting cries of “I wanna go inside!” almost instantaneously. (I try to follow my mom’s old rule of having to stay outside for at least the same amount of time it spent getting bundled up…) I guess that’s why it takes a Canadian mother to design a pair of kids boots meant to withstand the toughest elements. Booties are your answer to winter weather footwear for babies and toddlers. First off, there’s no more tug of war with these boots, which go on easily and have plenty of room for growing tootsies. What we like are the adjustable toggles–two sets at the calves and ankles–to ensure a snug fit. And that means more time outdoors and less time moaning over wet feet.