- Keep baby's face uncovered at all times. We want a nice clear airway for baby!
- We have some Peekaru babywearing fleece coats (now called Boba Hoodies and Boba Vests) in our learning library that can be checked out as an accessory with your carrier.
- You can always buy a babywearing coat if you want to invest in one, but there are many DIY ponchos and coat tutorials on Pinterest that you can use instead! There are even some no-sew options. Check out our DIY no-sew tutorial! You can also just get a cheap large sweatshirt to zip up around both the caregiver and baby.
- Instead of wearing footed PJs (which can pull up on the sweet baby's toes and be uncomfortable or make them want to straighten their legs by pushing against the fabric), you can use baby leggings underneath pants or you can unsnap enough of the PJs to get their feet out.
- Dress in layers (both the wearer and the little one being worn. Baby will stay warmer than you think since they are feeding off your body head, so it's best to add layers AFTER you wrap baby.
- Don't wear a bulky coat and put your baby in a bulky coat before putting them in the carrier, since this limits body heat. Again, it's best to dress in layers and have one big coat over both of you!
- If you're using a ring sling, you can use the tail of the ring sling to add an extra layer over baby or to block the cold wind off their face.
Lauren Moore, VBE