Originally Posted by Pumpkin_Pie
How did you do a back carry with the fleece? Did you just wear the coat low on your shoulders so the neck of the coat would go around her head? Did you wear her in a very high carry so her head was level with yours? My top of my toddler's head is about even the tops of my ears if that makes sense. I can't see how I could have the neck of my coat go around his neck without having the coat all wonky around the front of me. I definitely could use some tips on this.
Yep, because the fleece was so big, I put the neck back around her (she would have her own jacket and hat on), and then had the zipper up about 3/4 of the way so it was zipped up the front around me but had enough space to go around her too. If it was really cold or windy, I would wear a scarf around my neck to fill any gaps the fleece didn't cover. It went like this:
Get kiddo in her lightweight jacket/hat.
Get kiddo in carrier on my back.
Put one sleeve on and fling around my back, catch other side behind me.
Wrangle sleeve and jacket up around her (top and bottom) and zip up as far as it would go to cover both of us.
It weren't real purty casue the way the next/zipper looked, and the fact that the sleeves were so long on me
, but it got the job done and was easy enough.
I'm not a cape/poncho person, so it was the best idea for me.