With the colder weather creeping up on us I’ve had to dig out the winter clothes. Searching through the mountain of hats and gloves that Spud has accumulated over the past two and a half years I realised that none of his gloves or mittens were going to fit. The pair that would have lasted a second year unfortunately became one lonely glove after Spud removed it and launched it in town somewhere. I went on a hunt for some gloves or mittens that would be attractive to a 2.5 year old and also stay on. I couldn’t be dealing with keeping an eye on 4 gloves this year now that we have Spike.
Snuguns were born when Nicola Kurtz was on the same mission as me, to find gloves that kept little hands warm, were easy to put on and then stay on. She designed them to fit her specifications and made each pair inject colour to a drab season. They are available in 12 different solid colours and 2 bug designs (ladybird and bumblebee.)
When I was asked to review Snuguns I was very curious as they claimed to be the best toddler mittens on the market and as I was yet to find a pair that Spud couldn’t remove I was a little sceptical.
When they arrived I loved how vibrant the ladybird design was. They are suitable from 6 months to 4 years and are made from Merino wool with a long, stretchy ribbed arm section that goes right up to Spud’s elbow. The actual hand area is thumbless which initially worried me but it is roomy enough for total hand movement and Spud didn’t seem to mind at all so any worry evaporated. Even without a thumb Spud had a lot of grip thanks to the silicone ‘feet’ on the underside. My favourite feature is that there is no right or left so you can quickly pop them on without having to work out which one is which. Spud loved them and as soon as he saw them he wanted to put them on so spent the whole time we were getting ready to go to a Fireworks display wearing them, he even wore them in the car and spent the journey telling us about his bug gloves!
The ladybird Snuguns looked really stylish with his coat and I really liked that there was no gap between his coat and his mitten leading to cold wrists. Once we were out Spud tried a few times to take them off but no matter how hard he tried they weren’t budging. Before the age of 1 it is suggested that you put them on over the sleeves of the coat to enable the warmth from the arm to circulate to the hand. However we tried this on Spud because we took them off for him to eat and once his coat was on it was easier than trying to feed it up his sleeve. The stretchy arm section made it really easy to fit over his thick duffle coat and they fitted well with no slipping.
It’s safe to say that Snuguns are what they claim to be, the best toddler gloves on the market. The solid coloured Snuguns have an RRP of £9.99 and the Bug Snuguns have an RRP of £11.99 and are avaliable to buy on amazon. The fact that they last from 6 months to 4 years makes them extremely good value for money and knowing that they won’t get lost in that time period make them a must have baby product. They are superb quality and with the silicone dots or feet they are very hard wearing so will definitely last.