Post # 1
My SIL is expecting in November and I was wondering, do babies wear coats or do you just swaddle them in blankets? I know that hats and booties are common, but how old before you would put a coat on a baby?
Post # 3
I dont think infants wear coats. My baby brother was born in February and they just put blankets in his car seat when they took him out, and put a blanket over his car seat. I’ve never seen a baby less than about 6 months old with a coat.
There are fuzzy onsies though.
Post # 4
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@Zusie: They can. We sell them in the store that I work at. It’s adorable. It’s a more practical idea to just get them fleece onesies, though.
Post # 5
It depends on where you live. In MN, blankets don’t really cut it in a -30 degree wind chill, you know? In Boston, a lot of the babies had down snowsuit onesies, or down sleeping-bag-like cocoons.
Post # 6
@crayfish would you need a snowsuit if you were planning on going to and from the car or is it more for when you are walking around outside more?
Post # 7
@crayfish: —> 100% THIS
It will totally depend WHERE you live.
In Canada, things can begin to get chilly here in Ontario come this time of year. In which case the Baby’s clothing would change just the same as anyone else’s would.
Different Undergarments, socks, tights, booties, pants, blankets, sweaters, etc.
And as the weather gets even more chilly towards cold… one would begin to utilize a bunting bag, or an infant snowsuit… with any necessary accessories… such as mittens, and toques
Google Images – Bunting Bag = https://www.google.ca/search?q=bunting+bag&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LPBJUt61IaLn2AXIkYCYDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=610&dpr=1
Google Images – Baby Snow Suit = https://www.google.ca/search?q=bunting+bag&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=LPBJUt61IaLn2AXIkYCYDg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=610&dpr=1#q=baby+snow+suit&tbm=isch
Hope this helps,
Post # 8
@This Time Round: Bunting bags! I was trying to think of what those were called. I put “baby bags” into google images and I didnt see any, so I didnt mention them.
Post # 9
My SIL lives in the Washington, D.C. area, so there is snow, but not like in Minnesota or Canada.
Post # 10
To @allyfally: Ya a bunting bag is for a smaller infant… and a child that normally goes into a carriage or different type of car seat (where you don’t need to put a strap between their legs).
A Baby Snowsuit with legs is usually for an older infant… and require usually a lot more work / patience on the part of the parent too, as then you have more accessories… like a hat, mittens, booties / boots etc.
Whereas a Bunting Bag is all inclusive sort of like a sleeping bag… everything gets tucked inside, and helps to keep the baby all that much warmer with nothing but their wee faces exposed to the elements.
Post # 11
if you would be cold while walking between the house and the car, the baby would be twice as cold. infants cannot control their body temperature.
yes, infants wear snowsuits.
Post # 12
Short answer: yes, they make all of these things.
Long answer: it really depends. The biggest problem is that babies and children in car seats cannot wear coats and snowsuits IN the carseats (read more here). This means that you have to carry baby out to the car, take his/her coat off, buckle up the car seat, get to where you’re going, unbuckle, coat back on, go inside, rinse/repeat. That SOUNDS okay, but it’s not all rainbows and cooperative sunshine. That’s why a lot of parents do the swaddling/blanket over the carrier thing.
Post # 13
I didn’t use a coat until Little Man was about 6 months old. Partly because he spent more time in his car seat, and it’s unsafe for them to wear anything more than a onesie in there (I just put blankets on top). Partly because it was easier not to deal with another article of clothing.
But the little baby coats are pretty adorable.
Post # 14
I LIVE in MN, my little boy was born in the fall. We did have winter gear for him over the Winter months when he was a baby. But like others said they really can’t/shouldn’t wear these outfits in the carseats.
I normally had one of those car seat covers that fit over the car seat and had zipper hole where his face was. It was not on the car seat while used in the car but going out and about in the outside. In the car used serveral blankets tucked around him. He had a hat on and multi layer of clothing.
Post # 15
My baby is due in February, and we have a carseat snowsuit for her!
Post # 16
Didn’t do like a padded coat for DS last winter, but we did do jackets for him. We also used a “cozy cover” for the car seat depending on weather.
For some reason, pants and his carseat did not get along, so we’d usually have him in a onesie, socks, jacket, and blanket, or we had him in footed pajamas. (It took a while for us to figure out that the latter was the most practical piece of clothing for him in the winter.)