So, how do you wear your baby when it is cold outside?
Amber from Our Love Story wrote in: We are in WI and I had a heck of a time figuring out how to get the sling or carrier and the baby in the store and then baby in the carrier w/o having to set her on the floor while taking off my snow gear! I felt bad un-bundle-ing (is that a word :-) her in the car in the freezing cold plus I really didn't like having my coat off either.... any tips would be great!
Check out this piece of outerwear that I am drooling over... the new M Coat that you can wear as a maternity coat or while wearing baby underneath, then transform it into a regular fitted coat when it's just you!
And I found out about the awesome Babywearing Down Coat thanks to Marvelous Kiddo.
Right now with the autumn chill, I can wear Ivy in the Peekaru and keep all warm & toasty. And this one works for a back carry, too!
It's been a while since I've had a newborn in the winter. What I usually do if I have to wear them out of the car is to climb in the backseat if I can and put baby in the sling before opening the car doors and letting the cold in. Then we bundle up. I'll usually put my coat back on (but can't button up) and then bundle with blankets and the tail of my sling if I'm wearing the ring sling. The Secure2Me blanket is also a great way to keep a blanket on without having to hold it in place.
Sometimes you might just have to do the stroller thing until you get inside wherever you are going- so you can bundle up the stroller as well. We have the JJ Cole Urban BundleMe for the infant car seat. Other options are the Secure2Me blanket, Stroller Suspenders to help keep blankets on, or the Winter Stroller Coat (I actually have this and can't wait to use it!) Just don't forget to take your sling with you!
I'd love to hear more tips on wearing your baby in the cold- so chilly weather Moms, let us know how you do it!
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