snow stoppers mittens(they go all the way up the arm so they stay on! hurrah! ps - i got parker a size small and they have some room!) | snow boot(bought these on a big discount on zulily!) | long underwear | puffy coat | hat and mitten set | striped sweater (only $10!) | onesies (underneath nearly everything, of course) | fleece footie pajamas(i grabbed a few at costco! for like $7!)
i'm pretty keen on a warm baby. not too cold, not too hot... but erring on the side of hot if i had to choose. (but i don't have to choose! so alas, parker, you can just be warm!) i blame this on my mom. growing up it was always: "don't catch a chill! keep your neck warm! put your hat on!" it is ingrained in me that a cold head means a head cold. or, pretty darn close. so you can imagine that upon raising a baby (who will not be dwelling snugly in a baby carrier as he was last year) in the great, and often cold, state of massachusetts, i'd need to have a few tricks up my sleeve. above are some of the things we've actually acquired (sans the striped sweater and the hat/mitten set) recently as the temperatures have dropped here. it's pretty near impossible to go a day without bringing the little dude outside for some fresh air, so the snug things were a definite necessity.
now please! you more well-seasoned cold-weather veterans! tell me your tricks. is it even feasible to take parker on a two-hour-plus sledding trip this winter? do babies learn to keep mittens on? and warm weather socks for babies? what are your picks? so basically, am i fooling myself that my various pieces will make a difference?!
(this recent post got me thinking about this stuff!)