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  #1  
October 15th, 2009, 12:54 PM
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Hello everyone!

Winter is rapidly approaching in the Northeast and my days of being able to pop Lacey into my Moby while running errands are limited.

Is there a better wrap for winter time that will accommodate winter weather gear? I particularly like babywearing when we are in and out of the car.

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October 15th, 2009, 02:00 PM
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I have seen people who just put the wrap over their winter clothes and have their LOs dressed accordingly. Personally I have an oversized fleece coat that I like to put around both of us. I put her in winter overall and myself into a thick turtleneck sweater (with some layering underneath depending on the weather) and then can zip the coat over both of us. It is very cuddly and plenty warm... but not very sightly if you are picky about looks. There are also some custom made coats that fulfill the same purpose but those usually cost a fortune.

I think that the moby is pretty OK for winter conditions, that is what we used last fall/winter. I switched it for a mei tai when we started butting heads too much. I found it bit of a pain to put her in it if she was wearing anything fluffy, couldnt get it tight enough that way.
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October 15th, 2009, 11:24 PM
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^ Ditto! Keep your maternity coat to help you have the room to just throw it over.

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October 16th, 2009, 09:31 AM
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I plan on using my BabyHawk MeiTei this winter (I LOVE it). I have used it at the pumpkin farms so far. Once we hit the really cold weather here I am wondering how baby wearing will fit in also.
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October 16th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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I would just bundle the LO and then wrap them - my Ergo and Babyhawk are great for this bc there are not as may layers.

The nice thing about babywearing too is if its really cold or windy you can take a blanket and kinda tuck it in to the carrier or even clip on a blanket over you and the baby Its a little more comfortable and adjustable then alot of extra layers.
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October 16th, 2009, 07:49 PM
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I use mei tai all the way although lately she is starting to wean out of that one also.........my baby is not a baby anymore.....but mei tai always worked for us very well.....i either put a large coat over both of us, or i simply put her in her own coat now and hat and we are off. She is a very feisty/gesturing baby/toddler and i find that if i limit her moves in any way she gets freaked out so i try to give her freedom of movement, that means that i place her on her own coat and hat most of the times instead of wrapping her with something of mine on the outside...try many things and see what works for you.
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yep to the above....today olive was in my ring sling and i just zipped my coat over us both....she kepy me warmer than idhave been w/out her lol
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October 17th, 2009, 01:43 AM
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Besides a maternity coat - I have a cute pattern for sewing or knitting a panel that attaches to button up coats...it's too cute (although I never made one LOL) - anyway - it's an additional panel that buttons into the holes on one side (you have to add buttons) and has button holes on the other - so it kind of expands your coat around them.
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October 17th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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I use a baby ktan and we both dress for the weather outside and I put a jacket that will cover us both. Coming up on our second winter doing it
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^ Ditto! Keep your maternity coat to help you have the room to just throw it over.

Oh... and a big to you!
maternity coats/sweaters work great!

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Besides a maternity coat - I have a cute pattern for sewing or knitting a panel that attaches to button up coats...it's too cute (although I never made one LOL) - anyway - it's an additional panel that buttons into the holes on one side (you have to add buttons) and has button holes on the other - so it kind of expands your coat around them.
That sounds really interesting! Where did you find the pattern?
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That's with the moby, we have started doing it with the mei tai now although it hasnt been cold enough to need to zip it up that much.
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October 17th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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That sounds really interesting! Where did you find the pattern?
I found it online, Iwill try to see if I can find it.
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October 17th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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I just bundle her up........like this!!!

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October 17th, 2009, 04:34 PM
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Seriously Erin80?!?! Could you had a happier babe! LOL! She is adorable in that pic.

All these pics are awesome ladies!
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