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Do I need a footmuff?

A footmuff is not always at the top of the purchase list when you are preparing for the arrival of your baby. So you might wonder whether you actually need one? And if you are in the UK, the short answer is probably yes. Here in Scandinavia, we use footmuffs for around 9 months of the year, from early fall until late spring.

Having a warm and cosy footmuff in the pram and stroller will make your walks much more fun and comfortable. Everyone will enjoy it more.

But what should you think about when choosing a footmuff?

There are a few things to consider when picking a footmuff. In general, you want high quality, universal fitting and something warm and comfortable for your baby. Continue reading to learn what you have to consider when buying a footmuff.


And with the adjustability, we are not only referring to the size. It should be adjustable to fit a variety/ all strollers. It should also be adjustable from pram to stroller and according to the baby's size and preferences. And not least adjustable to the weather and how cold it is outside. Zippers or buttons that make it easier to open and close according to what is needed, are ideal for this.


During the colder days of winter, you want to be sure that your baby is warm inside the footmuff. Both when you are out for a walk or if you choose to have your baby sleep in the pram or stroller during the day.

Click here to read about what your baby should be wearing in a footmuff.

Many people think that you have to buy down or wool to be sure that your baby is warm. But that is for sure not the case. Synthetic fibres can be very warm and have advantages over natural fabrics. For example, down, has the benefits of being both light and warm. But unfortunately it stops keeping you warm when it gets in contact with water. Sorona is a synthetic fibre that is partly made out of recycled material and is a great, animal-friendly alternative to down and wool.

Look & functionality

There is no need to trade look for functionality when it comes to footmuffs. Parents put a lot of focus on the look of the stroller, along with the functionality of course, and so it’s important that the footmuff looks good also. The Najell Footmuff in Matte Black works with almost everything, but if you have a grey stroller a matching footmuff might be the best choice


When we do consume it is important to think about quality and durability. If you are able to, buy good quality that lasts and has different functions and potential adjustments. You should be able to use the same footmuff from newborn to three years and then pass it down to future siblings or cousins.

When buying products for your child, you should always make sure all material is Oeko tex class 1, standard 100 certified. The best choice for your baby.

The Najell Footmuff

While designing the Najell Footmuff, we wanted it to be the only Footmuff you needed. Meaning all these factors were considered and required as part of our criteria. Najell's Footmuff fits in all prams and strollers, and in the Babynest SleepCarrier. The filling is made out of Sorona, a recycled material that is both fluffy and warm. Made to last and be the best option for your baby.