Having a newborn in the cold, winter months can be quite a challenge. I am a mama to three and as much as I would like to "hug the hearth" and keep her indoors until spring, this is neither practical nor my everyday reality. I have rounded up five of my must have winter faves to keep your baby out and about, warm, dry and happy.
Ergobaby: I have been struggling with wearing my newborn during this frigid NY winter. I love to wear my babies as I know it is better for all of us, but I the thought of taking her out of the warm cocoon her stroller provides makes me shudder. Enter the Ergobaby Carrier Combo~the designer collection. Offered in striking white, the Ergobaby carrier is two carriers in one. Baby stays cozy in a quilted lining with luxurious sheepskin trim and your hands stay warm in the removable quilted muff. In warmer temps, remove the lining and muff, and you have a lightweight (fully functional) carrier. As with all Ergobaby Carriers, it holds your baby in an ergonomic, natural sitting position. The padded waistbelt ensures baby’s weight is evenly distributed between your hips and shoulders while the adjustable, cushy padded shoulder straps provide you with ultimate comfort. This is one stylish,extraordinary carrier, just what every babywearing mama needs!
Hatch Things: For an innovative add-on for winter, I am digging the ColdSnap coat extension baby cover. Whether you're an expectant mom and need extra room in your coat or want to carry baby and give her extra protection or even want to nurse on the go, the Cold Snap, clips onto your regular coat, is water resistant with a fleece lining and can be used with any front carrier. It's like a giant wearable hooded blanket for baby! I love that you can remove the insulation insert making it perfect for all season wearing.
JJ Cole Bundle Me: When using my infant car seat carrier, the JJ Cole Artic Bundleme has been my cover of choice. The Artic Bundleme allows me to keep baby girl warm, cozy and dry. I love the removable top to allow for easy temperature control when I head indoors, and its versatility (it works with car seats, strollers and joggers). It is machine washable (a huge plus during cold and flu season!) and has a durable, water-resistant outer shell. The JJ Cole Artic Bundleme allows safety straps to rest directly on the child and has been crash-tested. It also features double zipping for easy in and out and has two pockets for extra little items like a pacifier. (it also comes in toddler size)
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Kushies: To brave the weather during the coldest time of the year, we know we need to dress baby in warmly. It's easy for us to throw on a bunch of layers to keep out the chill, but this will not work on your tiny tot. Kushies has the most adorable winter snowsuits. Whether you're looking for a winter carbag or one piece snowsuit, Kushies' winter snowsuit features plush horizontal quilting, on a soft 100% polyester shell, stuffed woven zipper pulls, a soft sherpa, super warm lining and a fur trimmed hood.
Robeez: Nothing says cozy like a pair of warm boots. Dress your baby in style with one of the adorable pairs of booties from Robeez' winter collection. Keep baby's feet warm and dry in the original soft-soled shoe for babies and toddlers. Adored by celebrity moms such as Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen and Liv Tyler, Robeez soft- soled cushions allow for tiny toes to have a better grip on surfaces, promote balance, and encourage muscle growth. Offering modern twists on a classic design, Robeez are the perfect baby shower gift for moms-to-be, brand new moms and, of course, the tiny tots you love.
Stokke: When it comes to preparing for cold weather, I trust the Scandinavians of Stokke! The Winter Kit is perfect for the Stokke Xplory cot or seat. Complete with genuine sheepskin muff mitts for you, (with bonus pocket!) baby will stay warm, dry and protected from the wind and chill with this ultimate stroller winter kit. Featuring an insulated hood, and rear textile cover for added wind and cold protection as well as a storm cover to create a cocoon to protect from rain, snow and wind. For added beauty there's even an attachable sheepskin rim. Your baby will be completely toasty, dry and ready for a stroll even as the temperatures plunge.
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