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any recommendations for a carrier for a baby born at the begining of winter? of course i am totally drooling over the cashmere Oopa Baby ring slings, but i just do not have $300 to drop on a sling, not matter how awesome it must feel.<br><br>
right now i have a MT, a homemade moby-esque wrap, a hotslings pouch, and i am awaiting the arrival of a silk ring sling.<br><br>
perhaps a thin fleece wrap?
 

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this is what i do with my ds he was born oct.20/06 i put in a one peice outfit and socks then put over a footed almost like quilted thick pants might help they are the gap, a jacket fake sheep skin lined with a hood thicker but not winter jacket, mitts, hat then i put him in a front cross wrap and do up my jacket over top of him he is totally covered this works well even when it is cold i took him out last week it was -30 with the wind chill i was walking and he was not even a little cold <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> stripped him to make sure as soon as i got home<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My Ds was also an October baby, and I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> my <a href="http://www.kangarookorner.com/p-26-adjustable-fleece-pouch.aspx" target="_blank">Kangaroo Korner Adjustable Fleece Pouch</a> for those winter walks when he was an infant. I would zip him into my coat so that only his head peeked out. Since we were tummy to tummy under my coat, he was fine with just a light layer under the fleece plus a warm hat.<br><br>
He's 15 months now so I can't zip my normal winter coat around him. I <i>do</i> still use the KKAFP for front carries though. I bundle him in a few more layers since he's not inside my coat, but the fleece still keeps him nice and warm for when we run errands, go for short walks, etc.<br><br>
Also, this winter, I bought one of these <a href="http://www.catbirdbaby.com/catalog/product_info.php?&products_id=51" target="_blank">Catbird Baby's cover ups</a>. It's been great for longer walks on cold days. I primarily use it with my onbu for back carries. I put DS in his winter layers, hat, and mittens, and I wear him right over my coat.<br><br>
I'm sure it would work for mei teis and wraps, too!
 

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a fleece pouch is awesome for a newborn. also, babyhawk has minkee lined MT's that look so yummy and warm.<br><br>
but i do think any kind of wrap or babywearing device will be adequate unless you're in a really frigid climate. and in that case you might be better off spending the extra money on a babywearing coat or poncho rather than additional carriers.
 

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I have 2 that I've used alot this winter. I have a fleece hotsling pouch. It's very nice and so easy to use. I also have a Gypsy mama fleece wrap. It's so nice and cozy warm. I wear that one when we go outside to play. My little guy stays nice and warm and securely wrapped. I also had to invest in a babywearing coat to wear over it since it's pretty cold here.
 
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