Babywearing in the cold weather – top tips!
When the temperature drops, there is no need to stop babywearing! Just follow a few basic tips to get the most of your adventures together and keep yourselves both warm and safe.
- Dress your baby in layers!
As a rule of thumb, count yourself and your sling as a layer each and bear this in mind when dressing your baby. Unless it is very cold it is generally OK for your baby to be in indoor clothes, with a cosy hat, warm socks or bootees and a babywearing cover or coat over both of you. If you go indoors in to a warm shop, café or back home, be sure to remove hat and outer layer.
- Avoid snowsuits
Big padded snowsuits may look adorable BUT they can cause problems when babywearing: there is a chance of baby overheating and they make it very hard to fit a sling snugly and correctly without them slumping down.
- Don’t forget TICKS!
Always make sure your babies face is visible and close enough to kiss. A kiss is a great way to check your babies temperature!
- IN VIEW AT ALL TIMES
- CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS
- KEEP CHIN OFF THE CHEST
- SUPPORTED BACK
- Take care when walking
It goes without saying that you need to take extra care when walking when you have a precious bundle on board. Whether its wet, muddy, icy or snowy – make sure you wear shoes with good grip
- Have fun!
There is nothing better than having some everyday adventures with your littlest one – whether you’re in the Yorkshire Dales or the Scottish Highlands, or just taking a toddle to the local park to feed the ducks. You will both enjoy all the benefits of being out in the fresh air and having some lovely bonding cuddles as you go!
PS Team Bean loves NOTHING more than seeing you all out on your everyday adventures. Please share and tag your pictures with us and make our day!