Cool weather babywearing... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2008, 11:08 AM - Thread Starter
 
DelawareMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DD was born in Jan of this year, so last winter, I just wore my maternity coat over her while in the carrier. Now that she's bigger, I'm wondering if I should change that? Do most of you wear big coats over your LOs while babywearing, or do you bundle separately? TIA!

Leigh Ann, Wife to David:, Mama to Rowan. Exhausted and loving it (most days). 

pos.gif !!!

DelawareMom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-01-2008, 02:19 PM
 
cotopaxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 894
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm like you in that last year she was little enough to fit under my coat.
This year, I'm thinking I'll just put a hat on her and wrap my coat around her as best I can, if it's for a very short dash, say 15 feet from my car into the supermarket.

For longer carries, I'm thinking of getting one of these:
http://monkeypockets.blogspot.com/se...nkey%20Pockets

There are also special bw coats and vests:
http://www.suseskinder.com/
http://www.sproutsoup.com/peekaru-ve...aru-pr-89.html

I'm kind of waiting to see how much outdoor bw we really end up doing in the winter before we buy anything.
cotopaxi is offline  
Old 09-01-2008, 02:21 PM
 
maddymama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We got a Monkey Pocket (website in previous post) last winter and it was GREAT! It fit over my MT and my SSC, and was easy to use in front carries and back carries.
~michelle
maddymama is offline  
Old 09-02-2008, 12:47 AM
 
sandsprite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just made a zip insert for my winter coat. I had one of those columbia winter coats. with a zipper. I found some water proof fabric and some fleece and a zipper that fit the jacket, and made a rectangular extender for my jacket that just zipped in. It was about 22 inches long and 8 inches wide. took me all of an hour and worked like a charm. If you know a seamstress, she could do it for you in no time.
sandsprite is offline  
Old 09-02-2008, 01:15 AM
 
prettypixels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 2,622
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a peekaru and I love it, both my husband and I wore it all the time last winter with our daughter in it! The only downside is that it is really hard (ie: almost impossible) to use it with a back carry if you are alone.
prettypixels is offline  
Old 09-04-2008, 10:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
DelawareMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks so much for the feedback! These are really great tips. I didn't realize we had so many options.

Leigh Ann, Wife to David:, Mama to Rowan. Exhausted and loving it (most days). 

pos.gif !!!

DelawareMom is offline  
Old 09-04-2008, 01:58 PM
 
pixiepunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hampshire County, WV
Posts: 4,200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i do it differently depending on the weather. when it's not super cold, i will just put a snug-fitting fleece on me, and put babylegs under pants and a light jacket on the baby. when it's colder out, i have a babywearing poncho that i put over that. occasionally i'll grab DH's fleece jacket instead if i'm wearing baby on my front and don't feel like messing with a poncho. it doesn't get insanely cold here, IMO, usually not below the 20's F, so with the body heat generated by the bw'ing that's always been plenty of warmth.
pixiepunk is offline  
Old 09-04-2008, 02:04 PM
 
evermore82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Middletown, OH
Posts: 152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Last winter, I switched between wearing a maternity winter coat and a wool poncho/wrap with a front opening. I think this year, we will have to stick with the poncho since LO is getting so big. I look forward to cold weather babywearing again. :
evermore82 is offline  
Old 09-08-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Lilysmomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Connecticut, riding to Hogwarts
Posts: 11
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nothing beats a peekaru vest and a Wool blended Didymos wrap :
Lilysmomma is offline  
Old 09-10-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Devaskyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: in my great new home
Posts: 4,596
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just used my winter coat when ds2 was a baby, but last year I invested in a kindercoat. I really like it.

mom to all boys B: 08/01ribboncesarean.gif,  C: 07/05 uc.jpg, N: 03/09 uc.jpg, M: 01/12 uc.jpg and far too many lost onesintactlact.gifsaynovax.gif

Devaskyla is offline  
Old 09-10-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Quirky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 11,770
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another vote for the Kindercoat and/or the Peekaru; they're really well made and versatile! I wish I'd gotten the Kindercoat earlier in the season last year. I'm looking forward to using it this winter for back carries.

Come visit the NEW QuirkyBaby website -- earn QB Bucks rewards points for purchases, reviews, referrals, and more! Free US shipping on great brands of baby slings and carriers and FREE BabyLegs or babywearing mirror on orders of $100+. Take the QB Quiz for personalized advice!

Quirky is offline  
Old 09-11-2008, 03:02 AM
 
Roxy2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada Eh?
Posts: 147
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
before i got my amauti (inuit babywearing parka), me or DH wore DD in a wrap and zip up our parka. we live in the arctic, so its a little crazy cold.
Roxy2007 is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off