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Hi mamas!<br><br>
I've got a question...<br><br>
This winter I have to figure out how to wear a sling *and* a winter coat.<br>
Last winter, Noah was so little, I only took him out once a month to go to well-baby visits. But this winter, I've got to take him out to wash diapers @ the laundromat and do other stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wash.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wash"><br><br>
So my question is this: What do you mamas do for coats with a sling on?<br>
Do you wear the babe under the coat or over?<br><br>
Maybe this is a dumb question, but I really have no idea yet!<br><br>
Thanks in advance! :bf
 

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Veronica was born in middle October, so last year she was snuggled nicely in my unpadded sling, under my trim coat....no bulges to be seen!<br><br>
if we went on a longer walk, I would wear one of my big thick thrift store coats (yummy fake furs and wool) and we both cozied in it!<br><br>
winter is the best time to sling that baby, she would be sooooo warm and would just bury her face if it was too chilly!
 

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Last year I slung the munchkin under a big old toggle coat. I could even toggle around him. Now that he's older I primarily wear him on my hip, but think I'm going to have to go back to tummy to tummy for just this reason.<br><br>
Look for something big and roomy. Mine is actually a men's coat that I fold the cuffs up on. It's not stylish, but we're both warm and cozy. Last winter I didn't even bundle ds up. I would just get him in his hat and then put him in the sling and wrap my coat around him. It was nice not having to struggle with that.
 

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Cleveland Mommas have lots of first hand experience on this one!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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my my well I have the most stylish sling wearing coat there is! Its bright blue (like that cookie monster) and furry...so warm and wonderful (and wide in the middle to wrap all around)! I guess a pic is in order.....as soon as the snow flys!
 

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We go dogsledding a lot and I had been planning to go the winter after my pixie was born. We didn't as I had a really rough time of it and recovery took too long.<br><br>
BUT, if I had, I would have got my hands on <a href="http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/threads/thred03e.html" target="_blank">one of these</a> for the trip. There are a couple of people who still make these in Nunavit. Long wait to get it though.<br><br>
Still tempting, except he is getting so <i>tall!</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Put the sling or carrier on before you put your coat on. Then when you are ready to wear your baby you won't have to re assemble.
 

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nak.<br><br>
a little belated but there is a "mamacoat" made by japanese weekend that is just for this situation...i don't have one but i saw the description when i was looking for maternity clothes
 

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Last winter I bought one of those <a href="http://www.japaneseweekend.com/" target="_blank">Japanese Weekend</a> MamaCoats used from eBay and loved it when I was pregnant. It's pretty huge even without the zip-in panel but I can't wait to try it with the panel and my dd in the pouch this fall. It's definitely not warm enough for Northeast deep winter but a great fall/spring coat. They go for much cheaper on eBay. Couldn't find one listed right now but last year I set up a search to let me know when one was listed. They were also on clearance last spring from jw for about $65, I think.
 

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Yep, I checked Ebay right after reading that post! None right now! And JW is pretty pricey!<br><br>
I'll keep checking!<br><br>
Thankx for the suggestions, ladies!!!
 

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I live in Nunavut, and some people still use the traditional 'amauti' shown in that picture, but lots of people use a special "packing vest" -- the baby fits in it on your back and you put your coat over it. Another thing people use here are mens shirts. You lay the baby on the shirt, then you put the arms on (baby facing your back), then tie the bottom of the shirt tightly around your waist and do up the shirt. Then you you put your coat on over it, you tie a thick braided rope around you just under your baby's bottom. This keeps them secure in there. I haven't actually tried it, but lots of people here pack their baby's all the time!
 
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