Will my child really be able to pick stuff up?
This is the question we get asked the most, and we're not going to make you read the entire blog post to get the answer...YES!...your child will have the same dexterity with our mittyz as they would with traditional kids mittens. Think about how well can your toddler can pick stuff up with the mittens they have now?
Our founder, Drake, used to joke with me when he was creating prototypes in his basement, "I just want a warm waterproof bag to put my kids' hands in." He was mostly kidding but when his twins were just 6-10 months old they couldn't do much with their hands anyway no matter what type of kids gloves or mittens they are wearing.
In the end, after much testing, we patented our EasyThumb shape that allows children to pick up nearly anything they want. When my daughter was little I used to test the various prototypes Drake sent me. I'd throw her toys on the floor, shovel in the snow etc. and say "Penelope can you bring that to me?" It was amazing to see how the mittyz didn't slow her down at all. She's also able to hold on to swings, sleds, ropes, & chairlifts. So far, the only thing she hasn't been able to do in her mittyz are the monkey bars but she can't do those in mittens either.
You don't have to take our word for it, here's an actual Q & A from our Amazon.com page.
Q: Is this mitten difficult for kids to hold and pick up things?
A: My grandson uses these for skiing playing in the snow. He is 4 years old. He can grab the sled rope, (and) make snowballs...
A: I imagine it might feel a little bit like wearing oven mitts but I think they figure it out. My preschooler hasn't complained and doesn't seem to have trouble.