by Emma Cunningham, Babywearing Educator
Just when we thought winter almost behind us, cold and snow seem to be on the horizon yet again. What to do? Try to drive your umbrella stroller through the snow? Lug out the bigger stroller you haven’t touched since your baby was tiny…and even though it’s easier to use in the snow, dragging it on public transportation or squishing it into your already-stuffed car trunk is a major challenge. Babywearing has been your lifesaver so far, but how will you keep your little one warm in a carrier?
Well, I don’t know a ton about strollers, because I don’t have the patience for them, but I CAN tell you that babywearing in the winter is easy and as convenient as it is the rest of the year. You can strap on your carrier right on top of your jackets or snowsuits! Or, you can wear normal clothes, and then put your coat around the two of you together. And that gets my vote.
The Make My Belly Fit panel extender works to make your normal winter jacket fit both of you together during the colder months. It’s wonderful, because your combined body heat will make you snuggly and warm without adding any extra layers beyond what you’d normally need for that day’s weather, and bonus—if your baby falls asleep on the trip, you can take off your jacket without unwrapping him and leave him tucked up asleep on your chest.
Stay snuggly this winter. Don’t try to lug your stroller around if you don’t have to. All it takes is one small addition to your jacket, and you’re set to explore your Winter Wonderland.
BONUS: Still pregnant? Get a panel insert now! It snaps closed to make your regular winter coat work as a maternity coat, and then snaps back open to use with your baby once he makes his appearance. No need to shell out the extra change for a dedicated maternity coat if you don’t have to.
As pictured here, Mandy (who is 5 months pregnant) has the BellyFit panel zipped into her jacket with it snapped to the smallest setting. It's nearly a seamless look on her existing winter jacket and there's still room for growth through the spring! Then next winter, she will be able to use it to keep her new baby warm while on walks in her neighbourhood.
***Use the form below to enter our giveaway to win a BellyFit panel for yourself from the amazing folks at Make My Belly Fit (retail value $67.95 CAD)!
a Rafflecopter giveaway