It’s nice to get out of the house in the winter, but it can seem like a chore
when the weather is cold and you have a little one to keep warm. I’m no pro at
babywearing yet, but I’ll explain what has worked for me and my 21 month old plus
some tips I found online.
If your only going to be outside for a few moments, running from the car to
the grocery store, or the like, a warm hat is sufficient, in my opinion. I will also just
throw my coat over Zayden while I freeze on the way into the store. If he’s on my
front I like to put my hood on his head (this is great if it’s raining or windy and you
don’t mind getting a little wet). If it’s really cold and we are wrapping I will just wait
until we are in the store to wrap him.
For colder weather, I found it’s all about layering and fabric choice. If your
not allergic, wool and flannel will become your best friends in the colder months.
We just spent about a month is the mountains in Colorado and I really enjoyed being
able to wear Zayden for walks around town, shopping, to the post office, and to
On really cold days Zayden was in his snowsuit (with wool socks a silk
weight underlayer and wool sweater), a hat and a balaclava. He would also wear
mittens, or on the days he refused - his snowsuit has flip over mittens on the sleeves.
On those days I had on my ski pants, and on top I had an undershirt, wool ski shirt
(Smartwool), and my warm winter coat; Zayden was ridding on my back in our Two
Mama Designs Carrier. I was able to carry him on my back, plus my ski’s, it was a
work out but fun!
sunshine while he napped. I hate to admit this, but I accidentally woke him up trying
to get my coat off, I was so hot! I broke the cardinal rule, never wake a sleeping
baby, whoops…. lesson learned – only wear your winter coat underneath if you sure
your baby will stay awake or sure you won’t get too hot.
A few things I’ve figured out that have helped a bunch:
- When he’s on my back, I reach behind and pull his shirt down, I need to do
bunched up. Depending on how you get your kiddo on your back this may not be a
- Babylegs! Whoever thought these things up was a genius! I like to put on a
when his pants ride up, the baby legs stay down! You don’t have to go buy a pair of
Babylegs, you can chop up an old pair of warm tall socks J
Strangers. You know those people that are always staring and asking
questions, find a nice one and ask them to put your litte one’s hat back on, they’ll be
- Snacks. All toddler wearing in our lives ALWAYS involves snacks.
Good luck mamas and stay warm!
is in his snowsuit and I have on a wool shirt and a flannel shirt. It was cold enough
to want gloves and a hat, but since we were tromping through the snow I was warm
for long. :-)
What are your favorite cold weather tips? Add them in the comments and stay warm!