Originally Posted by RebeccaWo
I used to be paranoid about getting comments from strangers about DD not being dressed appropriately.
I live in a place that can easily reach lows of -25 in the winter, and EVERYONE has those silly down filled "bags" that fit in the carseats. I never had one. I would preheat the car, and bring a blanket. I never went further from the car to the door, so I never saw the purpose of using them. Yet I still see people using them in above 0 degree weather. Whenever people comment I just say "it's warm in the car". And I always get that look like they KNOW I'm right, but afraid to admit it (because their kids are all bundled up and probably warmer than need be). haha
Edit: Whoops... my husband just reminded me. I do have one (bought it used for $5), but I only used it a couple times when out for short walks with the dog (carseat/stroller attachment thingy). What I meant to say that I never used one to go shopping (or anywhere car related). He usually walked the dog in the winter, so I'd forgotten that I had one... but I digress... (back on topic).
The same goes for shoes. If I'm carrying my daughter in a sling, I don't even bother with shoes. And if it's a nice warm day, I forget about socks as well.
I definitely vote free little feet... unless of course they're going to be touching ground.