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We have been walking outside most days.... but today by time got to us and it was 430 and 30 degrees and felt like 25. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold">: I don't want to be a weenie or hurt my babe.. Anybody else still walking. Just wandering what everyone else does. I need to move or i go crazy and i almost did it, but then changed my mind.
 

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nak<br><br>
sorry farenheit means nothing to me, lol, but i bet you,d be just fine. i live in montreal and go out every day unless it's like -25. layers are your friend....
 

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I voted daily, but I should probably qualify it. If it were TRULY frigid or nasty out – I'm in Chicago, so I'm talking below 0, windy, really bad sleet, etc - I'd probably stay in unless we had to go somewhere. But in general, i try to get her out at least once a day, for a walk, or to do errands (walking), or to the playground or to visit friends - whatever. I think the change of scene is good, and it's good for her to get outside. I bundle her up, put her in the ergo, and if it's really cold, I wear a big enough jacket (like DH"s down jacket) that I can wrap it around both of us. Plus I figure my body warmth keeps her warm. If we stayed inside when it was cold, we'd never get out for a good chunk of the year since Chicago tends to be cold in the winter.<br><br>
I will say that now that it's colder, I'm looking for more indoor destinations for us. In the summer we took lots of long walks just for the sake of being outside. Now I'm more likely to find a destination - even just the library or the local bookstore or a friend's house - and walk there, then let DD out to play around, rather than spend tons of time outside when it's freezing. I do like giving her a change of scene from our apartment every day, though.
 

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i take babe out 3 times a day.. but only because i have to take the kids to school, pick up DD at 11:30 and then pick up DS at 3:30. if it were up to me, i'd only take her out above a certain temp, but that's just not a choice for us. so i bundle her up well and stick her in the sling and put a blanket over the whole thing to help block the wind.
 

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It was only 7 degrees here yesterday. I think that's too cold for the baby. I would love to take her out for walks, but I haven't yet.
 

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I take my babe outside for a walk at least 2 times a day when I take the older kids to school and pick them up. But I live in Oregon, and it usually doesn't get really cold here, although today I think it was 40 degrees, which is mighty cold for us!<br><br>
I dress the baby warmly (onsie, fleece sleeper) and then put him in a snowsuit. I wear him in the babyhawk and wrap my jacket around him. He stays very toasty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I take DS out every day if I can...it's supposed to get into single digits tomorrow, so we'll have to play it by ear. He's never experienced temps this cold yet in his little life!
 

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Yep. 25-30 are not very cold to me.
 

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I'm such a wimp!!! I've been staying inside unless it's over 40! I'm in So. California, and we just moved to the mountains, so I'm sort of being a weenie about the weather. I think I'll just go ahead and bundle him up tomorrow and we'll take a walk! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold">:
 

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almost every day. and on days i don't i usually regret it. i think that wind is a bigger factor for dd's comfort level than temp, fwiw.
 

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I'm just too much of a cold wimp myself, and I just don't really get how to bundle my 7mo up enough in the MT when we go walking. Cold fingers, feet, and face are no fun. Any hints? I'd love to get out more since he loves it so much.
 

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We go out every day (except maybe the weekend!) to drop-off and pick-up dc from school. Babe is usually in a buggy on cold days to help with the wind but is sometimes in the sling if I have all four kiddos (two in the buggy, eldest walking and baby in the sling). My hands are suffering from all the buckling and unbuckling of kiddos, fixing mittens etc. in this weather.<br><br>
Thankfully the weather has been relatively mild - no frigid days as of yet. I am in Toronto so warmer than Montreal (and maybe even Chicago!)<br><br>
I have no issues taking babe out up to -15C (or I think that might be really close to OF but not sure) taking into account the wind factor as well. Beyond that, I might call my neighbour to walk my dc to school (and I take her little one).<br><br>
It makes me feel so much better to get out everyday - a bit of excercise, fresh air and a routine of sorts. I love it.<br><br>
Get out there!
 

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I voted too cold. But most of the time the temps that are below freezing are too hard on my lungs for me to be outside (asthma). So no way I could take baby out. We go to run errands and such though, but outside time is limited to walking from car to doorways. I cannot wait for spring so we can take walks. DD1 was a summer baby and I have fond memories of walks with her as a newborn.
 

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i loved having a fleece sling to go on walks and hikes with dd. i fondly remember our first hike together. we were at canaan valley in west virginia. dd was only 3 months old and so tiny then. dh and friends were snowboarding. dd and i bundled up and took a hike through the woods; she fell asleep so peacefully. i wouldn't have gone out without the fleece sling all snuggled around her!
 

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When I worked in childcare the rule from the ministry is outside at least twice a day unless it is colder then -15 C (5 F) degrees out or feels that with wind chill. This is for all children from 6 weeks and up. Not to mention that the babes are not being worn but are in strollers or if they are walkers on the playground.<br><br>
We would bundle up the babies in the strollers and use blankets and I use to wear the little ones under my coat if it was really cold (we usually only had one or so under 6 mons) They were fine. Sometimes my Toddlers would complain in the playground when it was cold and then I would just shorten the outside time.<br><br>
When my grandma's children were babes she used to wrap them up and put them in a carriage outside to sleep (by themselves) to acclimatize them to the weather from the time they were a few weeks old <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> My poor mom was born in January <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cold.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cold">: But she survived, thankfully <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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We go for walks almost daily.<br><br>
DD buses with her dad twice a week (this involves a 15 minute walk) - and so far the coldest they've done is -20C (-5F). So I don't think that's to cold. She has to be dressed for it.<br><br>
Right now he also takes her for a 10 minute walk to put her for a nap on those days too - so sometimes she gets 2 walks at that temp.
 

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We got out, unless it's too windy for us. I don't know what's the lowest temp we've been out. We were out New Year's Day and DD got a little chapped, but we had her in the Baby Trekker with her heavy snowsuit on under Daddy's coat and except for her cheeks she was fine and <b>loved</b> it! My toes got cold enought to hurt walking in with boots on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br>
It really depends what your comfort level is. I'm generally cold, but I love beign outside, and if I stayed inside simply because it was cold, egh, I'd be unbearable, and no one would ever go out. Cold is relative. Forty degrees is a heatwave here, this time of year. When it was that warm a few weeks ago I saw at least two people wearing shorts. Not me, but I didn't wear my long underwear and only had a light jacket on.
 

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I try and take DS out for a walk everyday, just for the fresh air and change of scene (and exercise for me). It tends to be 30-40 degrees around here, and he's fine with it, except when a chilly wind blows - he kinda groans then. He usually falls alseep by the time I get home, and I get some nice time on the computer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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