When the editor of Pink & Blue Mag recently asked me to come up with something good to fill a two-page spread in the digital spring issue, I turned to my Facebook “fans” (so…that sounds weird) and asked them what they wanted me to write about. From kids’ rain gear to booster seats, there were a lot of great ideas.
And then it ocurred to me – something that’s perfect for that winter-to-spring transition and something I’m asked about a lot. Babywearing outerwear.
You know from any of my baby carrier reviews (such as Dad favourite, the ergobaby, and my favourite, the Boba 3G – or any of the great options I featured on The Morning Show) that I’m a huge fan of babywearing. I believe it promotes bonding and I love how easy it makes public breastfeeding and managing a baby and an older sibling who’s still a toddler – at the same time.
While we wait for the article, I thought since we’re having a pretty lovely autumn here in Canada, and since I have readers around the globe who are in different seasons, that it would be helpful in the meantime to provide an overview of some of the options available for cooler – and downright cold! – weather.
This is not an exhaustive list, but I plan to add to it as I try other options. I’d love to hear from those of you who are using a babywearing coat or poncho or something else – let me know what it is and what you think of it!
|Junah’s Mamaponcho knit poncho||$245||4/5|
|Kowalli Baby Carrier Cover||$69 (+ $20 shipping to Canada)||3.5/5|
|Junah Softshelljacke (that’s Swiss or German or something for “softshell jacket”)||~$199||4.5/5|
|El Nino Babywearing Poncho by Suse’s Kinder||$65||1.5/5|
|The M Coat||$480||3/5|
I’ll also link to my article when it’s published.
DISCLOSURE: Some of these products were provided to me for testing; some were personally purchased. This has no bearing on how a product is evaluated.