It’s definitely getting colder outside now (I think we were lulled into thinking Summer was going to carry on forever, with my two children in shorts and t-shirts on the beach only last week!).
I frequently get asked about babywearing when it’s cold outside; how best to dress baby (and you) in the cold weather.
There are lots of useful blog posts out there already, giving helpful tips and advice on this – both from the safety aspect as well as the comfort sized. So rather than reinventing the wheel, I’ve included links to them all here – just click on the titles!
To purchase universal raincovers and winter covers, head over to our ‘Accessories’ section for lots of lovely options that will fit any carrier and any wearer. There’s also gorgeous babywearing hoodies and vests if you fancy something that will keep you warm too!
Snowsuits, Scarves, Slings and Safety by Sheffield Sling Surgery
“Autumn and winter can be a wonderful time of year, with frosty mornings and chilly walks, the first snowfall, and a little child nestled cosily up to you. Fresh air is good for the soul, and exercise and changes of scenery can make a big difference to family life. You don’t need to be afraid of wintry weather, in fact, a baby carrier can help you go places! It is important to consider safety in all things, and dressing warmly for winter while using a sling/carrier is no exception. Snowsuits may be cute and warm but they need to be used carefully”
Carrying in the Cold by South London Sling Library
“Whether we’re using a sling or not, we’re having to think a lot more about what we dress our babies – and ourselves – in when we go out, and whether we’ll need to take any extra coverings or accessories with us when we leave the house. Here at the South London Sling Library we’ve been getting lots of questions about how to keep everyone comfortable when using slings and carriers in cold weather. So we’ve put together a few thoughts for you on Carrying in the Cold (or Slinging in the Snow or (baby)Wearing in the Wind and Wet) to help you out!
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Wear My Baby
“Do babies get cold in slings? Do I need a babywearing coat? What about a baby carrier cover for when it’s raining? How should I dress my baby when we go out in the cold? All very common questions. Here are my top tips for babywearing in the colder months.”
“It’s sunny, and you want to get outside…but it’s cold! Babywearing and enjoying the outdoors doesn’t have to stop just because the temperatures have dropped, but you do want to take extra precaution that both you and baby are warm and safe while you’re out on the trails.”
Babywearing in the Cold by Baby Tula
“Now that it’s starting to get cold out, we thought we’d share our good friend, Kerry from Rewild Your Child, advice on cold weather gear for baby!”
Winter Babywearing Tips by Wrap You In Love
“I love babywearing in winter, enjoying the nature, maybe even some snow, with a sleeping child in my wrap or carrier. Here are some tips on ‘how to survive the cold’!”