Embracing Autumn Adventures: Babywearing Tips for Cozy Carries
Autumn is a magical season, filled with crisp air, colorful foliage, and the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your little one. Not that you need one.. As the temperatures start to drop, babywearing becomes an even more cherished way to keep your baby close and comfortable while you explore the outdoors.
In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the essentials of babywearing during autumn, from suitable clothing materials to specialized babywearing jackets, covers, and clever inserts for your existing jacket.
Layering Up: Clothing for Baby and Wearer
When it comes to dressing your baby for autumn babywearing, layers are your best friend. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics like cotton for your baby’s clothes, making it easy to adjust their clothing as temperatures change throughout the day. Remember to consider your little one’s comfort; a onesie, leggings, and a cozy sweater, or leg warmers can do wonders.
For you, the babywearer, the right clothing is essential too. When the sun is out, you might still feel sweating. But as soon as a cloud is covering the sun, you might feel chill. Cotton will warm you to some extinct even if it got wet. For the ultimate comfort for you and your baby, consider wool blend undergarments.
As autumn brings occasional rain and colder days, you can invest in waterproof covers for your carrier. These covers will keep your baby dry and cozy, ensuring your outdoor adventures remain enjoyable, rain or shine. Just keep in mind that rain covers are not breathable.
Chasing Away the Chill: Fleece and Soft Shell Covers
When the autumn air turns brisk, it’s time to introduce fleece and soft shell covers into your babywearing wardrobe. These materials provide excellent insulation and keep both you and your baby warm and snug.
Fleece covers are perfect for chilly days. They’re soft, breathable, and lightweight, making them a fantastic choice for milder autumn weather. Soft shell covers, on the other hand, offer better protection against wind and light rain. They’re the go-to option for those unpredictable autumn days when the weather can change on a dime.
Depending on the brand, you can even find 3-in-1 covers who hold all this options in one with different layers that can be added or stored away depending on your needs.
Stay Warm and Stylish: Special Babywearing Jackets
Now, let’s talk about the ultimate autumn (and winter) babywearing accessory: babywearing jackets. These specialized garments are designed with both you and your baby’s comfort in mind.
Most of the models work for front and back carries, cheaper options usually only for the front. These jackets often feature clever inserts that can be zipped in between the zipper. This ingenious design allows you to adapt the jacket to accommodate your growing baby or wear it during pregnancy. Without the insert, it functions like a normal jacket.
Talk about versatility!
These jackets come in various styles, from classic to sporty, from vests to coats, ensuring you can stay warm and stylish throughout the autumn season.
The many different materials give you all the freedom to choose what suits you best.
If you want to use your existing jacket, consider a clip-in insert for pregnancy and front carry. Just clip the zipper extensions to your jacket, zip-in the insert and you are ready to go!
Of course, using such an extra cover or a jacket is no must. Though having a small baby under your jacket has many advantages, for example that you do not have to undress your baby after getting home when baby fell asleep in the carrier, and you can even keep her in the carrier then without getting too warm yourself, you can of course also carry your baby over your jacket.
I myself use men’s jackets since many years. They depending on the size of my baby I was able to close those over the baby carrier too.
Autumn is a splendid time to explore the world with your baby. By choosing the right clothing materials and investing in specialized babywearing jackets with adaptable inserts, you can ensure that you and your little one stay warm, dry, and comfortable during all your autumn adventures. So, grab your carrier, bundle up, and embrace the beauty of this enchanting season together!
Trying, Renting and Buying
In my collection I still do not have many options to try for you before buying.
However, you can try the Kumja Clip-in, the Ergobaby Raincover, and the Limas Fleece Jacket 3 Positions from my collection.
The Limas Jackets are not produced anymore, unfortunately. It is possible to rent them from my library.
The Kumja Clip-in can be easily ordered from Germany and the shipping costs aren’t so high.
The Hoppediz Covers can be ordered through me.
In Japan you can, of course, also find many options for covers and jackets. However, when looking for a well-designed coat that doesn’t make you look like a potato sack, you might want to shop overseas.
Short introduction to the Kumja Clip-in
If you have questions, recommendations, or anything else, feel free to write a comment or contact me!