To me wrangling a baby into a miniature coat just seems ridiculous. If it's too puffy, it's not supposed to be in the carseat anyways. If it's too warm, I'm removing it before I insert said baby into the carrier. Overall, it's really just too much hassle. Instead I've come up with my fave ways to keep baby warm sans a bunting or snowsuit.
Most of it, you'll see, is all about keeping heat contained, so the baby is generating his own body heat, and you're just responsible for keeping it from escaping.
To be noted: this list is mostly for when you're going to other places NOT for when you're spending the majority of your time outside. I'm no expert, so please use your parenting smarts and pay attention to frigid temps and the temperature of your little one at all times. =)
These are our MOST flexible winter item. I have a couple sets of the specifically newborn leggings, and then at least 7 pairs of the regular sized ones. Not only is the baby typically in a pair, but my 2.5 year old wears them as a layer under jeans and for snow play, my 5 year old can put them on his arms and tucked into his gloves. There are many brands, but only our pairs from the Baby Legs company have kept up through three kiddos and 5 years.
I don't own this exact hat, though I'm sure it'd look cute on any kid and especially mine, BUT get a hat that goes down low, either with ear flaps like this one or that ties/velcros under their chin. I have gotten rid of so many hats because they sit above their ears, which is just all around pointless. Most babies aren't huge fans of having something on their head anyways, so a hat that has a restraint aka velcro system is a must.
Anything you'd add?
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This post: Keeping Baby Warm, My 5 Favorite Items for the Winter first appeared on Two Os Plus More on 2 December 2014