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Bear Hands Gloves for Babies and Toddlers

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Bear Hands Baby and Toddler Mittens
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The Bottom Line

Babies and toddlers will love wearing these cute bear-paw-shaped mittens, which will keep their hands plenty warm this winter. Sizes from 6 months to big kids will fit almost any child, and the range of colors available will suit any taste. Designed with drawstrings at the wrists, grip pads on the paws, and flaps to let little hands free without taking the gloves off.
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  • Bear paw shape is attractive to kids.
  • Warm fleece is durable and wicks away moisture.
  • Grip pads and easy-out flaps help little hands work in the cold.
  • Drawstring at wrist keeps snow out.


  • A little more expensive than some gloves or mittens.


  • Thinsulate-lined fleece mittens for babies and toddlers.
  • Available in 12 colors, 4 patterns, and multiple sizes for 6 months and up.
  • Priced at $12-$16.

Guide Review - Bear Hands Gloves for Babies and Toddlers

Buying winter hand coverings for babies and toddlers is often difficult for parents. Mittens keep little hands warmer, but don't allow use of the fingers when needed, which leads to lost mittens when they're taken off outside. Gloves allow more hand use, but often don't fit small hands very well, and don't keep the child's fingers as warm. Enter Bear Hands, a nifty mitten-glove hybrid that keeps baby and toddler hands very warm but still allows the child to use his or her fingers when necessary.

Bear Paws are made of thick fleece that is lined with Thinsulate, and have texture grip pads sewn onto the inside of the paw to help baby grab necessities while wearing the mittens. A drawstring at the wrist snugs the mittens up for a great fit, keeping cold air and snow from sneaking in.

On the larger toddler/youth sizes, a flap on the underside of the mitten lets the child pop their fingers out when needed, without actually taking the gloves off, so Bear Hands are less likely to be lost on the playground. Available in twelve solid colors and four patterns, Bear Hands are sized to fit infants as small as 6 months all the way up to adults.

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