Winter Wearing Tips from ErgoBaby
We've had a few questions from new parents asking for advice about how to dress baby whilst they're in a Ergobaby carrier during the cold weather, so here are our top 3 Winter wearing tips:
Less is More
Dressing baby in too many layers of clothing could cause them to overheat, so start with less and add more if you feel baby is too chilly. When dressing baby, remember that your carrier is going to be adding a further layer of warmth around them. Being worn so close to you, baby is also going to be warmed by your body (which is likely to increase in warmth as you’re carrying baby, along with any number of parenting essentials!).
Avoid Snowsuits, Please
However cute a baby in a snowsuit is, it’s important that your little one doesn’t wear one when they are in a baby carrier or sling. Not only could it cause your baby to overheat, the padded snowsuit can prevent your little one from sitting in an ergonomic, safe carry position. It’s particularly important for very young babies, as if they are not safe & snug in their sling or carrier, their airways also may not be adequately supported.
Baby’s extremities are going to feel coldest, so mittens, a warm hat & socks/booties are essential whilst out and about in cold weather. Unfortunately, these are some of the easiest things to lose out on a walk (there’s a reason for all those odd kids shoes you see on the side of the road!), so it’s good to pack spares just in case!