Fall Winter Baby

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amanda.d - March 17

Hi i am about 7-8 weeks along and am definately (sp?) having a fall/ winter baby.I have had three children prior to this, however they were all spring/summer babies (April, May, June).I was wondering how you dress and keep a newborn warm and if i should be stocking up on extra blankets.Keep in mind that i live in Sk,Canada and our weather is crazy (last week we were in the + range and now we're back to being -20 with the wind chill.).So if anyone has had a winter/fall baby could give me suggestions that'd be great.

 

Liz - March 17

Hi Amanda, My daughter was born at the end of Nov. and we live in the midwest w/ plenty of cold and snow. I had a really warm snowsuit for her and I LOVED those PJ bags( can't remember what they are called) that have no feet w/ straight (bag like) bottom w/ hood. I would pull her out of her bath and zip her into that. Just remember that are just like us. They don't like to be too warm either. Good luck and enjoy your newest addition.

 

amanda.d - March 17

cool thanx, i also forgot to mention that i had an "Osh Kosh" carseat cover given to me.Is that gonna be warm enough?I think its made with lambs wool and its corduroy on the outside.

 

Jenn - March 17

My Brother and his Girlfriend had their baby in January, and they were told in prenatal cla__s, not to put their baby in a snowsuit, just to put a sweater on her and use blankets. I guess the bulky snowsuit makes it hard to get a baby in the carseat properly. We live in Canada as well and cold winters. I know someone that has one of those carseat covers, and they work great.

 

amanda.d - March 17

Great thanx i just didn't know, my babies were all practically naked when they were newborns, lol.

 

Cara - March 17

Hi, I used a snowsuit for my son and just put a light weight receiving blanket over him (in carseat carrier) when I 'd carry him to and from places.My mom owned a childrens baby store for years and I have never heard not to use a snowsuit. That's a new one!

 

Jenn - March 17

Yeah, not wearing a snowsuit is a new one, I wore one on my son, but when my brother and girlfriend went to prenatal cla__s, they said not too, and when I went to register for the cla__ses, they told me the same thing. I thought that it was crazy, but the "rules" always change. It could be different by next winter. This is for baby's in infant seats, once they get to the next seat, they are OK in a snowsuit.

 

Heidi - March 17

I live in Minnesota and due the end of october so you might as well call that winter here! My kid will probably look like Randy from A Christmas Story....I can't put my arms down!!!!!!!! Ha ha! I wish I was having a spring baby instead. But at least it'll be crawling but next spring!

 

amanda.d - March 17

Ya it'll be a different experience, LOL!

 

tiffani - March 17

My son was born in December 2003 and the most valued thing I bought by far was the "carrier cover." It covers a carrier and has a little hole for the babies head to peek out, or you can pull the flap down and cover the baby completely. This made all the difference in the world when it came to taking him out in the bitter cold. You can buy them almost anywhere. I've seen them at Babies R Us, but bought mine at Target. If you don't have a Target in Canada, go to target.com. :o)

 

amanda.d - March 17

Thanx for all the advice guys...:)

 

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