Little Scandinavian

a blog and a gateway to the Nordic countries - by Bianca Wessel

Win IGLO+INDI Kids Rainwear in the #LovePuddles Giveaway Competition

by Scandinavian mum

In collaboration with Icelandic children’s fashion brand Iglo+Indi we are having an amazing giveaway competition on Instagram. Share your love for the rain, rainbows – and puddle jumping with us and you can win a top quality kids rain set. We are so excited about this – and it’s so easy to enter!
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Children’s designer rainwear for Summer

by Scandinavian mum

It’s pouring down outside, so we might as well share our favourite children’s waterproofs for Spring Summer 2013.

There is a stylish way to enjoy the rain, with the Jean raincoat from Pale Cloud. This pearl cream rain coat has a pale pink linning complete with details such as leather trim. Perfect for those summer showers! We also love the sold out everywhere unisex rainproof coat in funky leopard print from Mini Rodini. Complete the outfit with waterproof wellington boots in a matching colour from Danish brand Bisgaard.

Children's Designer Rainwear

Children’s Designer Rainwear by thescandinavianmum on Polyvore

Also, do check out our essential guide for families What to do on a rainy day

Pale Cloud Aida, classic girls winter coat

by Scandinavian mum

The Pale Cloud Aida coat is arguably the most beautiful girls coat for this winter season. Soft lines, classic 6 button tailored design. The sleeves pleat and are adorned with the gold trademark Pale Cloud logo. The inner lining is silky soft in a beautiful peacock feather pattern, adding a luxurious feel to this stunning coat.
The Pale Cloud Aida coat is in pale pink in a warm and luxurious cashmere wool blend. Available in size 2 to 10 years.

If you’ve been searching for a coat that stands out, this might be the one you are looking for.



I know this truly special coat would be loved and treasured by Little A. Wondering if I’ll get hold of one for her in time for Christmas…
The Aida coat is from the current Pale Cloud Autumn Winter 2012 collection. For your consideration there’s also the Pale Cloud Celista coat in beige cashmere, a fashion forward and effortlessly chic winter coat. Find your nearest retailer at

Wrap up Warm Top 10 best children’s Winter coats 2012

by Scandinavian mum

We’ve chosen the Top 10 children’s Winter Coats for the winter season of 2012 / 2013. Bring on freezing temperatures.

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These children’s coats are sure to keep your little one warm and cozy on the coldest winter day. So, in no particular order…

1. Finger In the Nose Snowslope down jacket £147.50

2. Mini Rodini tartan, red checked wool jacket £116.95

3. Ticket to Heaven down winter coat €149.90 (approx. £120)

4. Ver de Terre down winter coat 1.499,00 DKK (approx. £160)

5. Polarn O. Pyret Padded winter coat £65

6. Bergans Junior technical down jacket for tweens and teens 1200 NOK (approx. £130)

7. H&M Multi techno coloured winter coat £34.99

8. Molo kids girls padded winter coat £91.50

9. Isbjorn of Sweden expedition winter jacket 1 999 SEK (approx. £186)

10. Reima Minne baby and toddler girls winter coat approx £64

We’ve previously talked about keeping warm in the winter by dressing in layers, see the full post here.
And we have actually tried a few of these brands over the years. Isbjorn, Bergans, Reima and Ticket to Heaven being among the favourites for the technical features. This is Little A in her Isbjorn of Sweden coat. Ver de Terre, Mini Rodin, Molo and Finger in the Nose will not only keep your little one warm but also in style. Included in the feature are also more affordable options from H&M and Polarn O Pyret, with coats to enjoy without having to break the bank. So hopefully something for everyone!

Stay warm! x

Outdoor fun in the snow with clothes by Isbjorn of Sweden

by Scandinavian mum

And I thought I had left Scandinavia and the arctic winter yesterday only to realise it had arrived in the UK as well while I’ve been gone. The ScandinavianDad and the girls had really enjoyed being outdoors over the weekend, and when driving up the road where we live there were literally a snowman greeting me outside each house house!
Here are a few pictures of Little A yesterday, having fun in the snow dressed properly from top to toe in premium outdoor brand Isbjørn of Sweden. (Isbjørn means polar bear in Swedish). Little A is keeping warm and dry all day wearing the 3 layers:

1. The Kiddie roundneck and pant 2. Rib Sweater and Microfleece pant 3. Padded Winter Parka and Ski Pant
She also has the Knitted Cap “Isbjorn” and the wind and waterproof winter gloves made of recycled soda bottles(!).

School’s open today, but I can’t wait for the girls to come home in the afternoon to enjoy a bit more of fun in the snow!

See our guide on how to dress in layers to keep warm and dry in the snow.

50% off children’s ski wear and outdoor clothing

by Scandinavian mum

Raindrops is arguably one of the best independent online shops for children’s outdoor clothing featuring everything from swimwear and waterproofs to winter clothes and ski wear, including thermal underwear, hats and gloves.

Raindrops is indeed one of our favourite shops with both personal service, excellent selection of a complete outdoor outfit and a great understanding and knowledge on how to keep your child dry, warm and happy when playing outdoors.

For one weekend only and just in time for the upcoming winter holiday, Raindrops is having a sale with a whopping 50% off! Sale ends Monday 23rd of January.

If you are taking the children on holiday this half term and would like them to have some fun in the snow it’s all about getting the right gear for them to enjoy the cold. It’s all about dressing in layers. Go shopping at

Please do ask us if you have any questions regards to ski wear and outdoor clothing and I’ll try my best to assist based on our experience. Also we do recommend checking out the guide on How to dress your child in a cold climate and do see our favourite picks from Raindrops big winter sale below.
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