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What do you all do about your baby wearing a coat? I know you aren't supposed to put heavy coats on your kid when they are in the carseat. I drop Katelyn off with my parents in the mornings and it is getting cold. I usually just put a thin hoodie on her but its starting to not be enough.
Pea wears a thin hoodie as well or a hat. When it gets colder I will give her a blanket. And I will probably just wrap her up in the blanket til we get to where we are going. I anticipate that if it's just from the car to a building that that will suffice. If not I will put her bigger coat on.
Honestly, I leave the coat on even when in the carseat. I just make sure to adjust it accordingly. Our car is very slow to heat up and I would not go without a coat myself. She is not in an infant seat anymore (hasn't been for 4 months or so), so I don't want her to be constantly exposed to the cold. When she was a newborn it was different - the infant seat had one of those covers on them that kept her nice and warm and of course I could put her in it before we went outside. Think about how long kids are in carseats these days - it just doesn't make sense to me to not put a coat on after a certain age.
That's weird this is a topic now. I just had someone comment on my blog on a video of Elinor and the boy I nanny that I shouldn't have put them in their carseats with the (thin) jackets they were wearing.
Working with children for 12 years I know that you shouldn't put them in seats with bulky coats. The coats they are wearing in the video are smaller than a fleece would be and I know that day they both had short sleeve shirts on under the jackets so even less bulk. I didn't have to adjust the straps.
When Elinor is wearing her peacoat which she can barely move in, she wears it to the car and then I take it off and give her a blanket over the straps. I hate to readjust the straps and it makes her mad the times I forget and try to stuff her in. We aren't in the car that often anyway since we take the train everywhere. If we drove everyday I would have to start leaving for everywhere so early!
It's such a pain but I put them in their seat with a blanket and out their jacket on after we get to our destination. But that's just on the really cold days that they need their puffy warm coats. Otherwise I put warm fleece on, it's not far from he car to whatever building anyways.
I also don't do bulky coats. We do have those coats for when it's really cold, but I usually put them on when we arrive at our destination. For intermediate weather I usually do a fleece and a hat. Sometimes I also throw a blanket over them as well.