So I'm trying to figure out...for the second time in my babywearing career...which way is best to wrap a baby in winter and wet weather. My issue is trying to not get the ends of the wrap soaking wet from puddles, slush piles or snow. I wrap my babe when going anywhere from the car, as we don't use a bucket infant seat so he must go into a sling. I find ring slings to be too straining on my back when used for longer time frames so only use it when going quickly to and from a store (ie. paying for gas).
I've just started leaving the house with ds, we have done some groceries, a quick trip with dd to the outdoors store and a trip to the baby studio. I also take dd to school most days and have to go in to drop her off. We have tried pre-tying on the FCC and the Pocket-FWCC with both a woven and a stretchy (respectively) but I'm finding that the stretchy just isn't comfortable anymore with my 12lb monster! I prefer a woven but struggle with getting a good snug fit with a pre-tied technique and prefer to wrap him each time. My favourite carry for him is the FWCC with a woven but am struggling to get that on without getting soaked. This was much easier in a dry cold winter (believe it or not!). The winters where I live now are mild comparatively (I used to live in the arctic) and that means there are days when there is a lot of *wet* on the ground.
Any tips or thoughts...? I'm being picky about this I know...but I have a history of upper back issues and work in physiotherapy and really want to prevent any flare ups before they begin by getting him in a good comfy wrap position, which I can't seem to do with a pre-tied wrap. I am posting this on TBW as well...but hoping between the two to get some good responses. TIA!