One crisp, fall morning at the bus stop is all it takes to have me start freaking out about the impending winter. Aside from the bone-chilling wind that whips down our street, a short walk from the Long Island Sound, my hands despise the cold weather more than I do. Doused with a recurring bout of seasonal eczema, I slather on more hand lotion from December-March than a masseuse. But enough about me…I can’t help but wonder what the mom up at the bus stop at the top of the hill will do. She’s got a newborn in tow every morning her third grader boards the bus, so she may just have to put that stroller away once the cold hits. Either that, or invest in the ingenuous Haypenny Handmitten. I can’t decide what I like most about this stroller accessory: the fact that it’s practical (by warming freezing fingers exposed to the elements) or fashionable (it looks not unlike one of my most favorite sweaters). No matter what factor sways you when buying for your baby (or yourself), the handmitten is one of those “now why didn’t I think of that?” products that belongs on any walking mom’s stroller. This fleece-lined knit hand muff stretches right across the handlebars, and is long enough to fit under your coat’s sleeves. Always taking off a glove to reach in your bag and grab that ringing phone? Now you can safely tuck your phone (or keys, pacifier or any other small item) in the hidden pocket, and you’ll have easy access–and fingers that don’t feel like frozen fish sticks.
In a Nutshell: Save your hands from winter’s wrath with a stroller accessory that looks (and works) as good as it feels.