The Ultimate Guide to Fleece Bunting Suits : Why Your Baby Needs One for All Seasons!

Tackling winter with a baby or toddler can be a challenge, especially if you don't know what to buy and how to use it. There are many different ways to get ready for outdoor adventures, and none of them are wrong. As we reflected in a recent post about choosing winter coats, every family has a different lifestyle and it's important to reflect on that in choosing gear. 

 What is a bunting suit? 

A bunting suit is a one-piece garment designed to keep babies warm and cozy during outdoor adventures. It provides full-body coverage, like a cozy sleeping bag, with openings for the face, arms, and legs. Bunting suits are convenient, versatile, and perfect for active babies on the go, making dressing and staying warm easier for parents.

Check out the fleece bunting suit from Jan & Jul, a Canadian alternative to the big names like Men. 

My Love of Fleece Bunting Suits for Babies and Toddlers

As fellow parents, I have experienced firsthand the joy and convenience that fleece bunting suits bring to our winter living. The right-sized fleece bunting suit effortlessly passes the pinch test, providing both comfort and safety during car rides without the need to remove layers. Much like a cozy poncho, these one-piece wonders make dressing and undressing a breeze, leaving more time for memorable moments with your baby.

Fleece is an easy layer when you don't need a waterproof experience, especially for young babies who aren't walking, playing, and falling in the snow. If it's just errands and about, a fleece bunting suit is a much more affordable solution to layering in the winter months than other 'snow suits'.

While my husband has always been concerned about the wind resistance of fleece, we have found that layering the suit with a windproof option is the perfect solution for outdoor explorations. Whether it's a leisurely stroll through the park, a quick run to the store, or braving the cold Northern BC days, fleece bunting suits have been our go-to choice for keeping our little one toasty and content during their 0-24 month lifespan.

What Is Fleece and Why Is It Used in Outerwear?

Fleece is a marvelously soft, synthetic fabric renowned for its exceptional insulating properties and feather-light texture. Fleece is available in a variety of weights and textures. There's the lightweight fleece available in children's sleepwear, and then more heavyweight fleeces used for outerwear.

One of the primary reasons why fleece is widely used in outerwear, including bunting suits, is its unique ability to effectively trap body heat. The fabric's intricate structure creates tiny air pockets that act as insulation, retaining warmth and keeping your baby snug even in chilly weather. Unlike traditional bulky winter wear, fleece provides an optimal balance between insulation and lightweight comfort, ensuring your little one stays cozy without feeling restricted.

 I personally love to wear fleece as my outerwear layer during the colder warm days - it's like a sweater but better at regulating the temperature. I'm a huge fan of my fleece coat from Alder Apparel.  Most importantly, fleece doesn't make that swishing noise that water resistant materials makes. It's definitely as sensory thing for some. 


The lightweight feel of fleece adds to its allure, making it an ideal choice for babies and toddlers who are always on the move. The fabric's softness and flexibility allow for unrestricted movement! Snow suits with their insulation can sometimes become too bulky, especially with more heavy insulation that collects around the joints.

Fleece is highly breathable, allowing air to circulate and moisture to escape. This essential feature helps regulate your baby's body temperature, preventing overheating. Unlike winter coats which often have a breathability rating, fleece is not tested and measured with a number.

Bonus: Fleece is easy care. You know how you'r supposed to wash your winter coats in a special detergent so you don't strip all the goodness of it? Fleece is just wash and dry. It's super easy to take care of and makes it a great choice for your day-to-day outerwear that's going to dirty from just existing. Launder as needed with no concern for weather your detergent will strip the fabric of the water resistance you need the few times it rains. 

What Weather Is Kids Fleece Outerwear Good For?

Fleece outerwear, including bunting suits, are a versatile option for providing warmth and comfort during cool to chilly weather. While they are not typically recommended for extreme cold conditions, fleece jackets are perfect for various shoulder seasons and as a cozy layer during colder months. They can be great to have on hand during the summer months for late nights, and cold mornings. 

Cozy Layers for Colder Months

As the colder months approach, fleece jackets become an essential layering piece for your baby or toddler. They work wonders when combined with other winter wear, such as insulated snowsuits or waterproof outer shells. The breathability of fleece ensures that your little one stays comfortable and dry during playtime, even when the temperatures drop.


What Are the Disadvantages of Fleece Outerwear?

Fleece isn't perfect. It's just one tool you can use to feel warm and cozy this year. 

Fleece sucks for extreme cold conditions. In sub-zero temperatures or blustery winter storms, it's essential to layer fleece with more insulated and weatherproof outerwear to ensure your child stays adequately protected and warm. Check out our guide on how to shop for winter wear including reading all that information you need to know to navigate the right thermal goals for your winter adventure. 

Fleece is not naturally water-resistant. While it can wick away moisture and dry relatively quickly, it may not be the best option in heavy rain or wet conditions. Consider adding a waterproof outer layer to keep your baby dry during wet weather adventures - this can be as easy as muddy buddy or other wide fitting waterproof layer. 

Fleece jackets may not be as windproof as some other materials. In windy conditions, especially during outdoor activities, consider layering fleece with a wind-resistant garment to provide extra protection from chilling gusts. Again this really speaks to extreme cold conditions.

With regular use and washing, fleece jackets can develop pilling, which are small fabric balls on the surface. While this does not affect its functionality, some parents may find it less visually appealing. Proper care, such as gentle washing and avoiding friction, can help minimize pilling.

Product Feature: Jan & Jul Fleece Suit - Your Baby's Winter Essential

Amidst the sea of options for baby fleece suits, Jan & Jul emerges as a true standout in the Canadian marketplace. Combining affordability with functionality, this fleece bunting suit is a must-have for keeping your baby and toddler warm throughout the winter season. A little price comparison this morning, Jan & Jul stands out amongst other big names that drop in the local Facebook Groups. 

  • Unbeatable Warmth and Comfort: Crafted with premium quality fleece, keeping your little one snug and content during chilly outdoor adventures.

  • Convenience at Its Best: Front zipper with chin-guard for easy dressing and undressing, saving time and effort.

  • Versatility for All Seasons: Breathable fabric allows year-round use, perfect for cool fall days and cozy layering in spring.

  • Durability and Easy Care: Anti-pilling and anti-static properties ensure a smooth and fresh look wash after wash. Machine-washable for effortless cleaning.



Your Baby's Winter Essential

As Canadian parents, we know how challenging it can be to prepare for outdoor adventures with our little ones, especially during the winter season. But fear not! Jan & Jul Fleece Suit has got you covered with its unbeatable warmth, convenience, and versatility. It's also super cute!

When it comes to baby fleece suits, Jan & Jul stands out as a top contender in the marketplace. Not only does it offer premium quality fleece for ultimate comfort and coziness, but its front zipper with a chin-guard makes dressing and undressing a breeze.

Keep your little one warm, snug, and stylish with this affordable and functional fleece bunting suit - a true winter essential for Canadian families!

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Jan & Jul Fleece Suit | Baby Outerwear | Size 6-12 Months

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Jan & Jul Fleece Suit | Baby Outerwear | Size 6-12 Months

Regular price $49.99 Sale price $29.99 Save 40%

Keep your little one cute and cozy with this Fleece Play Suit from Jan & Jul. Crafted with love and premium quality fleece, this winter-ready bunting suit is designed for babies and toddlers who love to play! It's an essential piece of dressing your toddler for a cold Canadian day! 

Adorable Design: Your baby will look absolutely charming with the attached hood and fun bear ears, adding an extra touch of cuteness to their winter adventures.

Warm & Cozy: Made from soft, high-quality fleece, our play suit provides the ultimate comfort and warmth to keep your child snug during chilly days. While design features like the Elasticized stay-on hood and fold-over cuffs keep baby warm elasticized stay-on hood and fold-over cuffs keep baby warm.

Year-round Versatility: Not just for winter, this fleece suit is perfect for year-round use. It's ideal for layering in colder months or as a standalone outfit during milder weather. Some of our customers use them on cold summer nights when camping! It's also easy to layer under a muddy buddy for added warmth on wet cold days. 

Breathable & Moisture-Wicking: this baby bunting suit is crafted with breathable fabric that wicks away moisture, ensuring your little one stays dry and comfortable even during active play. The play suit is made from 100% polyester fleece, ensuring it retains its insulating properties even when wet, providing reliable warmth in cold and wet weather.

Easy Care: The Jan & Jul Fleece bunting suit is machine washable and easy to dry.

Choose from a range of delightful colors, including Watermelon Pink, Brown, Blue Spruce, and Navy, to find the perfect fit and style for your little explorer.

Your child's happiness and comfort are our top priorities, and is one reason we think the Jan & Jul Fleece Play Suit is the ultimate choice for Canadian families looking for a fleece bunting suit for baby or toddler this year. 

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