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What do you wear? I love using my RS or MT but both don’t feel right over jumpers. I did see a lovely fleece purposely for baby wearing but for those of you who don’t have those, how do you keep you both warm? At the moment I put ds2 in a warm jumper, his baby legs to keep his trousers and socks together. His muddy puddles rain suit and his leather shoes but these don’t keep his feet warm. I then put on a fleece unzipped and a raincoat unzipped but i’m often chilly. I’d love the above mentioned fleece and a baby wearing raincoat but if you don’t have these what do you do?

Usually I wear thin layers as its warmer anyway and I put babe in a cosy all in one suit which is really warm with feet and hand enclosed and a hat. Then I often wear a coat around me to keep warm but to be honest with lots of thin layers and babe on my chest usually just a rain coat is warm enough. X

Like Gem my little man goes in a fleecy all in one with hands and feet enclosed, while I wear my coat open over the sling.  I wear a hat and gloves if I feel chilly.  Sometimes if it’s just a short walk on our holding, I just pop a hat on him and enclose the two of us in an over size coat.  If it’s raining I take an ordinary kagool, place the hood on little É‘s head, pulling the drawstring so it fits him.  I then wrap the arms of the kagool round my back and tie them there.  I can try and post a photo if that explanation doesn’t make sense. grin

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KatieMoose - 08 November 2012 03:41 PM

Like Gem my little man goes in a fleecy all in one with hands and feet enclosed, while I wear my coat open over the sling.  I wear a hat and gloves if I feel chilly.  Sometimes if it’s just a short walk on our holding, I just pop a hat on him and enclose the two of us in an over size coat.  If it’s raining I take an ordinary kagool, place the hood on little É‘s head, pulling the drawstring so it fits him.  I then wrap the arms of the kagool round my back and tie them there.  I can try and post a photo if that explanation doesn’t make sense. grin

I know exactly what u mean. I did that before he fitted the rain suit. As for fleece suit, he’s got a snow suit but it’s so thick i can’t get him in sling properly! Not got a thinner one. Will look.

I used a Mam babywearing cover, which is fab! Kind of like a strap on blanket, comes with a funny little batman style hat too! Water proof too apparently, not that I go out for too long in the rain! smile

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I have (well, it’s my husband’s, but I have commandeered it!) a lovely blanket style poncho - one that opens all the way down the front, rather than just at the head, and that’s brilliant - keeps us really snuggly. I guess any kind of shawl or cape would do the same job though!

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I use a man’s size waterproof coat that I can zip up around us both - when they were tiny, I wore layers and they wore warm things, especially on legs, but not all in ones as I found they got too hot - your body heat will keep them extra snuggly anyway smile

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I think the rule of thumb with babywearing is for baby to wear one less layer than you (as the sling is an extra layer), so when tiny I would use a vest and baby grow (so that there weren’t any gaps, and wear a T-shirt and cardi, and then baby would have sling on top of that and share my outerwear.

To be honest, as Jude prefers the mai-tai, which is much more open, to the wrap, I tend to put an extra layer on her - vest, baby grow, cardi, plus our outer layer.

I found pram/snowsuits *much* too warm for them when they were right next to my body heat.

Angie

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My friend makes these amazing ‘legs and feet’ for her baby out of fleece ... very easy and cheep as she uses old jumpers of hers to cut the pieces out from .... no solution like it ... I was always worried about zanders getting cold feet, usually he was ok but wish I’d thought of making some of these. x

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What about back carries? I do more of these now with my 15 month old, and have been putting legwarmers on him under his trousers but still think his feet get chilly in normal leather shoes. Then he has vest, long sleeved shirt and a fleecey jumper on (no pram suits either as they make him overheat). When he is on my back though I can’t really put a hat back on him if he flings it off, which is my main problem! When he was on my front I could wear a big coat after putting him in the wrap and then it could wrap around both of us but obviously this can’t be done if he’s on the back - and definitely too bulky to go under the wrap, and I’d probably overheat anyway!
Also my only jumpers have hoods, and then he seems to have a big hood in his face!

Hi All,

I struggled with the back carry thing until I found a babywearing coat!  There’s a poncho version called the Momma Poncho:

http://www.lovetobenatural.co.uk/mamaponcho-wool-poncho.html

And I ended up going with something similar to the Mamalila jacket (it seemed warmer).  It works very well with my Ergo (as long as I don’t use the Ergo’s hood).  Both of these can handle front or back carry.  There are a couple of other brands, too.

They’re spendy, but mine has held up really well, I still use it 2 years on and once we’re all done,  I plan to send it to my sister, since it still looks good. 

Oh, and I just pasted the first site I found for your viewing pleasure….it’s certainly not a vendor endorsement!

Good luck!

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