Babywearing in Cold Weather

5 tips to make babywearing in the winter easier.

Babywearing can be a lifesaver in the early days of caring for a newborn. But winter weather can seemingly throw a wrench in your babywearing plans. Believe it or not, babywearing can still be the quickest and easiest way to take baby around once the temperatures drop. 

Read on for 5 tips for babywearing once those cool fall days turn to colder winter ones. 

1. Choose the right material. A baby carrier made from a thick, warm, and irresistibly soft material such as the Theory Collection from Sakura Bloom is a great choice for winter babies. And the Theory Collection comes in three styles: ring sling, Onbohimo and Scout (from $160 to $220). 

2. Find the right accessories. After you’ve chosen the right carrier, accessorize properly with a cover for your carrier. These help to keep both you and baby toasty while out and about on a cold day. We love the 7AM Pookie Poncho ($110) or B&me Booker Vest ($105). 7AM is also coming out with the new K-Poncho, $68, which you can pre-order now.

3. Buy a coat made for baby wearing. If you’re pregnant in the winter, you may consider buying a maternity coat to keep your growing belly warm. What’s great about a 3-in-1 Coat, like this one from Modern Eternity ($139.98), is that you can then use it for babywearing once your little one arrives. If buying a whole new maternity coat is not your style, you can opt for a Coat Extender, like this one from Bridge the Bump ($70), to make extra room for baby wearing in your existing coat. 

4. Don’t forget to layer. Choose some cozy bunting for baby, wrap up under a big coat together and out the door you go! Zutano Cozy Elf Romper ($29.95-$49.99) and Patagonia Infant Puff-Ball Bunting ($99) are all great options for bundling baby up before heading out. Merino Wool is a great layering fabric that regulate body temperature.

5. Accessorize baby’s outfit too! super cute animal hatsAside from a nice puffy coat, don’t forget to put a hat on baby’s head. Oeuf makes some , with matching mittens and footies. Just make sure you can still see baby’s face and that his or her chin is up, off the chest for clear breathing.

Natalie Gentile

Natalie Gentile

NATALIE GENTILE is Well Rounded's Gear Editor. She is a NYC-based baby gear consultant and the founder of Kind Kidlet. To make the transition into parenthood less confusing and time-consuming, King Kidlet develops custom baby registries tailored to fit the specific needs and personal styles of families. Natalie is a mama to a sweet baby girl and lives with her family in Queens. Follow her on Instagram here.

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