Babies Gear The Best Footmuffs and Buntings for Cozy Stroller Outings Keep those little passengers warm and safe on your journeys. By Maya Polton and Katrina Cossey Updated on May 21, 2023 Fact checked by Karen Cilli Share Tweet Pin Email We independently evaluate all recommended products and services. If you click on links we provide, we may receive compensation. Learn more. Photo: Parents / Jaclyn Mastropasqua Maybe even before you had a baby of your own, you noticed babies looking super cozy in their strollers, wrapped up in what looks like a sleeping bag and got a little bit jealous of them. The best stroller footmuffs, also known as stroller buntings, keep babies so comfy and warm in colder weather. When you find the right one that's compatible with your stroller and climate, you'll feel like you and your little are free to walk around in the most blustery of days. While some footmuffs from are designed for specific stroller models, most have cutouts in the back and the bottom of the blanket, so that you can loop any stroller harness through it without sacrificing the fit or your baby's safety in cold weather. Other features to look out for include the fabric material (you want something soft and warm enough for your climate), durability, fit, and ease of cleaning. We researched the top picks from reliable brands with these features in mind. Our Favorite Stroller Footmuffs and Buntings Best Overall: 7 AM Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution Best for Infants: 7AM Enfant Car Seat Cocoon Best for Infants Runner-Up: Skip Hop Winter Car Seat Cover Best Budget: Yobee Universal Footmuff Best Water-Resistent: L.L. Bean Snow Bunting Best for All Seasons: Diono All Weather Stroller Footmuff Best for Umbrella Strollers: CozyMe Universal Winter Stroller Footmuff Best Splurge: Thule Footmuff Best Hooded: liuliuby CozyMuff Best Overall: 7 AM Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution Amazon Buy on Amazon Buy on Nordstrom Why We Like It: This bunting has a waterproof outer shell protecting an insulated microfleece inside, and it's expandable, so it will last through toddlerhood. But Take Note: It is an investment, and the hood can't be removed. The best of the best, this expandable stroller muff is well worth the price tag, especially if you live in a cold climate and will be using your stroller frequently throughout the winter for a few years. It's made with soft poly insulation and anti-pilling micro-fleece on the inside and an outer waterproof nylon shell, so you can trust that it's durable and will block out the cold with ease. Designed to fit any stroller, it has an anti-slip back and offers easy access to the safety straps on a stroller or infant car seat. It can also size up or down using zippered length and width extenders, so one stroller footmuff can fit the same kid from 6 months old up to 4 years old. And to top things off, it's machine-washable.Price at time of publication: $200 The Details: Product Dimensions: 40 x 17 x 3 inchesMachine Washable: Yes Best for Infants: 7AM Enfant Car Seat Cocoon Amazon Buy on Amazon Buy on Nordstrom Why We Like It: Universal fit, easy to install, and warm But Take Note: Expensive and only fits infant car seats Perfect for infant car seats, the fittingly named Cocoon simply slips on and off the car seat base via the elastic perimeter. There’s no material between the baby and the car seat, so it’s safe and made for easy installation and removal. Better than a warm blanket, the cocoon features a central zipper that allows for easy access. Side and shoulder zippers allow you to open the cocoon if the temperature rises while you're out and about. Price at time of publication: $75 The Details: Product Dimensions: 20 x 37 x 2 inchesMachine Washable: Yes Best for Infants Runner-Up: Skip Hop Winter Car Seat Cover Amazon Buy on Amazon Buy on Target Buy on Babylist.com Why We Like It: It fits most infant car seats, with an elastic bottom providing a snug fit. But Take Note: It may be too small for taller children. If you have a little one in the winter, an infant car seat cover is an absolute must, especially if you use your car seat in your stroller, too. This Skip Hop cover fits most infant car seats and features an elastic bottom to provide a snug fit. We love the plush fleece lining that surrounds babies while they ride and helps block out the wind. The front flap zips off for easy access, or you can leave it zipped and open the outer collar to see your baby’s face. The color and pattern options are a nice bonus, too. Price at time of publication: $40 The Details: Product Dimensions: 16 x 3 x 27 inchesMachine Washable: Yes We Tested the Best Nursing Bras for Every Kind of Parent Best Budget: Yobee Universal Footmuff Amazon Buy on Amazon Why We Like It: It's fully adjustable to fit most strollers, and so much less expensive than what's available from stroller brands. But Take Note: The elastic strap at the top won't work on all strollers. With a universal footmuff, you usually don’t have to worry about compatibility issues. The Yobee Universal Footmuff features eight harness openings to work with standard, five-point harness strollers. It’s available in four neutral colors to match any stroller system and is recommended for children ages 6 months to 3 years old. Though the elastic strap at the top of this bunting won't work on all strollers, the back is made with anti-slip material to keep the bunting bag secure, while the fleece lining is warm and cozy. Two cords on each side of the hood allow grown-ups to tighten the hood and keep little heads warm. Additionally, the middle zipper provides easy access to kiddos on any adventure. Price at time of publication: $46 The Details: Product Dimensions: 39 x 19.5 x 2 inchesMachine Washable: Yes Best Water-Resistent: L.L. Bean Snow Bunting L.L. Bean Buy on L.L.Bean Why We Like It: It's colorful, water-resistant, and has a two-way zipper for easier access. But Take Note: Check its size against your stroller's dimensions, as some have found it too big. With a shearling fleece liner and water-resistant nylon shell, the L.L. Bean Snow Bunting keeps kiddos protected in any type of weather. This footmuff fits most standard-sized strollers thanks to an adjustable back opening that’s compatible with most harnesses. A two-way zipper allows parents and caregivers to put children in (and take them out) with ease, while the removable top cover snaps in place for additional warmth. Plus, the integrated hood keeps small heads warm during any outdoor adventure. Price at time of publication: $119 The Details: Product Dimensions: 40 x 16.5 inchesMachine Washable: Yes The Best Baby Carriers for Comfort and Safety Best for All Seasons: Diono All Weather Stroller Footmuff Walmart Buy on Amazon Buy on Walmart Why We Like It: It's very stylish looking and can still be comfortable in warmer weather with the top zipped off. But Take Note: It does not fit some major stroller brands, including Graco. This sleek, attractive stroller footmuff provides some super plush padding for your little one. In the winter months, zip it all the way up for warmth. In warmer seasons, use it without the cover as a soft stroller liner. Extra-long, the muff features a central zipper for easy access and the ability to regulate temperatures. Available in three bold colors, this choice stands out for its stylish look. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit all stroller brands, so check with the manufacturer before you buy it. Price at time of publication: $110 The Details: Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 35.4 x 7.9 inchesMachine Washable: Yes Best for Umbrella Strollers: CozyMe Universal Winter Stroller Footmuff Amazon Buy on Amazon Why We Like It: It extends at the bottom and top, allowing it to fit growing children and changing strollers. But Take Note: You do need to rethread the stroller straps to install it. This affordable option fits a wide variety of umbrella strollers, as well as other styles of stroller, because of its two 4-inch zippered extensions at the bottom and top. This is an ideal option if you plan to move the footmuff from stroller to stroller, as well as if you want to use it as your child grows from baby to toddler. Designed for ease, it boasts an anti-slip backing and secure strap. Warm and comfy, this is a great choice for life on the go.Price at time of publication: $66 The Details: Product Dimensions: 38.5 x 19 x 2 inchesMachine Washable: Yes The Best Sippy Cups for Babies and Toddlers Transitioning From Bottle or Breast Best Splurge: Thule Footmuff Nordstrom Buy on Nordstrom Buy on Potterybarnkids.com Buy on Saks Fifth Avenue Why We Like It: Though it's made by Thule, this attractive, warm bunting is compatible with any stroller with a five-point harness. But Take Note: It's line-dry only and doesn't extend, so kids may outgrow it before they're done with the stroller. Active parents who don’t want the winter weather to inhibit their adventures or their style, will enjoy this well-designed footmuff, which comes in five neutral colors. Super cozy, the muff is lined with ultra-warm fleece and has extra protective lining at the bottom, so dirty shoes won't destroy it. It also has a universal fit for all five-point harness systems, an adjustable hood, and a large zip opening to regulate temperatures. Price at time of publication: $150 The Details: Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 38.5 x 6.25 inchesMachine Washable: Yes (gentle cycle, hang to dry) Best Hooded: liuliuby CozyMuff Liuliuby Buy on Amazon Why We Like It: Adjustable hood, removable/adjustable front cover, and water-resistant/windproof shell But Take Note: May be too short for tall kids This footmuff’s hood is impressive as it draws around your kid's head for the coldest days (it's suitable for temps as low as -4 degrees Fahrenheit) and flips out for the warmer ones. The removable front cover adjusts five different ways to adjust to the temperature, which toddler parents and caregivers will surely appreciate. A water-resistant and windproof shell ensures children stay dry, while the ultra-soft fleece is simply comfortable. A top panel and anti-slip backing ensure the footmuff fits snugly on most standard-sized strollers. Additionally, the two-way zipper opening allows easy entry and exit for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. Bonus: The bottom interior panel features a special fabric that wipes clean, so no need to worry about those dirty shoes. Price at time of publication: $90 The Details: Product Dimensions: 19 x 40 inches (44 inches with hood extended)Machine Washable: Yes Our Review Process We chose the best stroller footmuffs by studying the design and features of dozens of products on the market and researching reviews from customers and competitors. We also monitored shopping trends to bring you the best, and most up-to-date offerings. We considered dimensions, sizes, cleaning instructions, compatibility, age, material, and value when reviewing products. We also reviewed guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on winter car seat safety tips. We chose stroller buntings that are easy for parents and caregivers to install and keep little ones warm. Factors to Consider When Shopping for Stroller Footmuffs Compatibility While most stroller buntings are labeled as one-size-fits-most, not all of them are compatible with all stroller brands out there. Before adding it to your baby registry or cart, compare the product dimensions to that of your stroller. Examine the openings for the stroller harness, and any other places the footmuff attaches, to make sure it suits the design of your stroller. Material Depending on your needs and the climate where you live, you may require a super warm, weather-resistant muff to block out all of winter’s chill. On the other hand, if you live in a milder climate, a light cover is ideal to get through seasonal temperature changes. For a supreme cocoon of warmth, reach for footmuffs that are insulated and lined with material like flannel, fleece, or shearling. If winter is not totally frigid in your area and you're worried about your tot overheating, opt for an all-weather footmuff that is lightly lined with a zipper to allow for air to flow. Some of the buntings on this list also have water-resistant outer layers, to keep baby dry if you get caught outside without a rain cover. Look for machine-washable material since your muff will be out in the elements and could get rained, snowed, or spilled on, and toddlers will be getting into it with dirty shoes. Age and Size Just like most baby gear, some footmuff brands are specifically designed for a particular age group, while others are designed to be one-size-fits-all or expandable. To get the best fit—and avoid unsafe, uncomfortable bunching—opt for the footmuff that fits your baby's age and size. If you are unsure, check out the brand's sizing guide. Your Questions, Answered Are footmuffs safe? Footmuffs are safe for strollers. Since they are attached to the stroller, they are less likely to fall off or get stuck in the wheels as a blanket would. Some footmuffs designed for infants can be used in a car seat. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advises that these footmuffs or buntings not add any bulkiness behind your child or between their body and the car seat's harness. Are footmuffs universal in sizing? No, not all footmuffs are universal in sizing, even some that claim to be. Check the measurements before you buy, and read reviews. Finally, make sure the company you're considering has an easy return process in case the footmuff doesn't fit your particular stroller. Who We Are Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of two sons and a daughter. When Maya was raising her oldest son, she and her husband walked their son to daycare in Brooklyn and invested in an expensive and super warm stroller bunting for the cold winter months. When she moved to New Jersey, she gave it away to a good friend and a few years later realized she missed it as she strolled with her daughter to her sons’ bus stop. She sheepishly asked for it back, and the good friend happily returned the bunting. Katrina Cossey is a commerce writer with more than eight years of experience under her belt. Katrina’s background in journalism began at an Emmy Award-winning news station in Oklahoma before she obtained her B.A. in professional media. Her love for service journalism, helping others, and becoming a parent led to her commerce writing role, which allows her to research and recommend the best products for families, pregnant people, and kids of all ages. Her son was born during winter, so she used an infant car seat footmuff, like the 7AM Enfant Car Seat Cocoon and Skip Hop Winter Car Seat Cover, and highly recommends the same for other families. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Tell us why! Other Submit Sources Parents uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Winter car seat safety tips from the AAP. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2023.