Babywearing in Winter
Babywearing is wonderful all year around but there are some extra benefits to enjoying baby wearing in the winter months with a few tips to keep you both cosy. This is the ideal time to snuggle your baby up, nice and warm in a cosy fleecy or padded wrap, against your body. This is great for newborns and smaller babies, but if your baby is older, or even entering the toddler years, their head, arms and legs are out and about and it can be difficult to keep them warm. It is possible, though, and here’s how.
Layers are obvious, really, but layers are a good idea because you can always add or remove them, depending on where you are and how cold it is. If you’re shopping you’ll find your baby might get a bit too hot once you’re in a shop, then cold again once you step outside. Hey Presto! Add on the layers!
Try ponchos and vests made specifically for Babywearing
Ponchos are ideal here, especially if you find one that’s cut and designed specifically for the Babywearing mum. There are also fleeces, coats and pashminas available as a great solution. If you’re really stuck, you can simply buy a coat that’s a couple of sizes too big so you can wrap it around baby when the mercury falls.
Try baby Leggings
Baby leggings are designed to go all the way up your little one’s legs. They’re great for keeping those little leggies warm, and also great for taking off when you’re inside. They’re also handy for outdoor nappy changes – the legs stay warm – as well as for those times when trouser legs ride up in the sling then there is no need to worry about skin getting cold.
Try a winter wrap
Even if your baby has been in a structured carrier for a while, once it gets a bit chillier, it can also be a great idea to snuggle up together in a cosy, soft wrap from time to time.
The best thing about a wrap is that you can use the long ends of the wrap as an additional layer if you’re somewhere particularly windy or chilly.
Put on a hat for you and your bub.
This will keep your Grandma happy… There are loads of cute and fun hats to choose from and if your baby likes to keep his or her head up and look around, there’s no need to worry about cold ears. This keeps you baby warm whilst still enabling you to enjoy some active winter walks and adventures. Snuggle Close and Enjoy Babywearing in Winter Together.