After a mild enough winter so far, the chill has finally arrived and I've been getting emails and pm's about keeping warm in this colder weather.
There are many options available. depending on your needs and budget, so I'll outline below some tips my clients have found useful!
Layers, layers. layers
So you guessed it - layers are best when babywearing - for both yourself and your little cherub. Depending on how cold it is outside, you can adjust the number of layers accordingly.
General rule of thumb would be normal indoor clothes and an extra layer for outside such as: woolen cardigan or fleece hoody, hat or baby hood, baby leg warmers or an extra pair of socks or tights under their trousers. There are also fleece rompers that are not padded and are suitable for using with a sling.
The extra outdoor layer, which can be used as handy as wrapping a blanket around the sling. (Huge thanks to Josie for this beautifully knitted star blanket for our little Réiltín).
Even an oversized hoody that you can zip up over both of you would work well too!
A babywearing cover can be worn over the sling and then put your own jacket on, which can be zipped up a bit, keeping your baby's legs warm too.
A babywearing fleece or waterproof jacket can be worn with your baby on your front and some also have the option for you to carry them on your back too. Most come with a maternity insert, making it an all-round great buy.
Generally the fleece jackets would be ok in a very light shower but you would need to have an umbrella with you in case you got caught out in a downpour.
The softshell waterproof jackets are great for all weathers and will keep both of you lovely and dry even in bad rain.
Like me, you might find a fleece all-in-one romper suit really handy for toddlers that love to be up and down and up again as they have a wander around and then want carried soon after as little legs tire easily!
Babywearing booties will keep your baby's legs and toes warm on cold days. Legs that stick out of the carrier or sling are prone to getting colder quicker so these handy add on's can help prevent that.
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GALLERY OF OUTDOOR BABYWEARING
So this is how we've managed to go out and about this winter. This particular day, it was 6 deg outside and it was a dry, cold day. I dressed little miss in her normal indoor clothes - a vest and babygro and she was wearing a LennyLamb baby hood and fleece lined booties to keep snug. The woven wrap gave her another layer over her torso to keep her warm and the waterproof babywearing jacket kept us both snug and warm together. I had a fleece turtleneck from LennyLamb and a wooly hat to keep myself warm too.