Originally Posted by rockportmidwife
Wow! This isn't something that I had considered. It doesn't get very cold here for very long. Maybe a month or so of temperatures below 50 and only an occasional day of below freezing.
This also may be my last baby or not another one for awhile. In those cases would you still consider buying a coat?
We live in Portland, OR -- not exactly regularly freezing! Although probably cooler than where you describe. I love it, and find it worth it, but I also went for a fall and half of a winter without it, and did OK. If you never do back carries, it isn't really worth it; just get a big jacket or sweater to wear around you. If you do
do back carries, especially when out and about, it might be anyway. But I think it depends on two things, in the end: Do you normally wear a jacket anyway? And if you do, do you want to do back carries? If you answer no to either, don't bother. If yes, then do!