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Baby wearers - dressing for cold weather

We've been going for nightly dog walks and lately I've been putting C in the Moby to keep him warm since it's getting pretty chilly.
Right now we put him in am extra pair of socks (we don't have boots because he's only 5 months) his winter hat, a fleece coat with a hood, with a long sleeve shirt or sleeper underneath. Tonight we added mittens to the ensamble too. He seems warm enough now, but it's only getting colder.

We have a baby snowsuit for him for in the stroller, it's more Fall weight than a true puffy thing for winter, but it's still pretty heavy, too heavy for under the Moby I think.

What do you put your little ones in for baby wearing in cold weather? How much does your own body heat play into keeping them warm?
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Re: Baby wearers - dressing for cold weather

  • Do you have a coat that will zip over you and the baby? That will be a huge help in keeping you both warm.
                 

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    I made this last fall/winter for DS1, and I pull it out now for DS2. Eta: forgot the link https://walkingwithdancers.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-make-baby-wearing-coat.html
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  • I wore one of DH's sweatshirts on the last chilly day here and zipped it up over DS



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  • My dd wears a 3x and I only wear a m-l size.....so I snagged her coat for the buddy walk and zipped it up over ds and I. Then joked that ds was keeping me warm.

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  • I made this last fall/winter for DS1, and I pull it out now for DS2. Eta: forgot the link https://walkingwithdancers.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-make-baby-wearing-coat.html
    OMG, what an awesome tutorial! I must make one of these immediately. Thanks for sharing!

    For our first year we had the Ergo fleece and rain cover and those worked pretty well. I think they will attach to any buckle carrier except it might not be able to attach at the bottom, which is fine.

    But, we haven't use those in a while. I have a few merino wool (one is blended with silk) long-sleeve onesies that DS wears as a baselayer throughout the winter. I usually combine that with a T-shirt and then another sweater over that. We have pretty mild winters here, so that's usually enough, but if it's a particularly chilly day I'll throw one of DH's coats on over the both of us.
  • Thanks Ladies! These are All excellent suggestions. I don't have a coat big enough for the two of us, but maybe I could find a really big zip hoodie. I love that coat tutorial, it would be good for the Fall. I think a wool or knitted one piece might be the best bet for cold weather, with some very snugly slippers to keep his feet warm.
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  • I have a cotton woven wrap that I use with DD.  We went for a mile walk this morning to mail some letters and it was in the mid-30's outside.  I dressed DD in a onesie, socks, a long sleeve footed terry cloth-material sleep&play, and knit hat; wrapped her on me, and zipped a large fleece sweatshirt over both of us. I always try to take my body heat into account when dressing her, especially because we live in a hill-y area and I am usually quite warm after hiking up and down hills for a mile or more.  As it gets colder I am planning on adding a layer to what she is wearing but the above outfit worked very well for mid-30's today! 

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  • Thanks Ladies! These are All excellent suggestions. I don't have a coat big enough for the two of us, but maybe I could find a really big zip hoodie. I love that coat tutorial, it would be good for the Fall. I think a wool or knitted one piece might be the best bet for cold weather, with some very snugly slippers to keep his feet warm.

    I've thought about making anotherthat's 2 layers of fleece for the winter. The way last winter was though I didn't go out much at all.
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