West Michigan mom invents all-in-one toddler snowsuit


A Muskegon County mom designed and rolled out a snowsuit designed with efficiency and longer-term use in mind.

Andrea Misch, an entrepreneur and mom of four young children in Whitehall, said last week she invented and began selling an all-in-one snowsuit for toddlers called the SnowOtter StowSuit, designed to eliminate the extra time, cost and frustration often associated with getting kids ready for school and outdoor adventures during the cold weather months.

Designed with efficiency in mind, the SnowOtter StowSuit features attached mittens, a hoodie, a matching hat and pant legs that are capable of being extended up to two additional inches to allow for years of extra use.

The SnowOtter also features a storage pack that allows the suit to be packed away into one condensed package, so parents or caregivers won’t spend time looking for lost mittens or waste money buying additional accessories.

“Anyone who has or cares for small children knows that getting them ready to go outside in the wintertime can be a nightmare, especially in the morning when there are already a million tasks to accomplish,” Misch said. “Our patent-pending design makes it easy and convenient to get kids dressed to go outside in cold weather. It’s so easy, kids can get dressed on their own.”

Currently, the SnowOtter is available in sizes 2T to 6T with a diverse group of color combinations including, purple/green, blue/green, pink/purple and black/red. The fully insulated suit is made of polyester and fleece with a water-resistant shell and keeps children warm in weather as cool as minus-4 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also machine washable, and the mittens and pants zip into the SnowOtter StowSuit and can easily be detached for washing and drying or to allow for conversion of the suit into a snow coat. Extra gloves and coordinating hats are sold separately.

The SnowOtter, $179, can be purchased at snowotterco.com. A 15% discount is currently being offered for those who enter the coupon code Otter15 at checkout.

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