One of my favorite things about babywearing is that you’re so close to your baby. You can clean the house, go on a hike, shop at Target or go to a football game while enjoying your sweet baby (or toddler). Moms and Dads can get stuff done and the baby is happy, it’s a win-win!
One dilemma I’ve always had with babywearing is staying warm during the winter months. We live in New England. It gets COLD! I’ve tried using my Beco or Ergo with a coat but I can never keep both of us warm. When Jackson was little, I would always put him in the stroller and bundle him up with blankets because I never found a good solution for cold weather babywearing.
Just a few weeks ago, I went pumpkin picking with my friend Heather, from HousewifeHeather.com, on a cold, drizzly day. While I was trying to balance wearing Sidney and protecting us from the rain, Heather whipped out an awesome toga-looking fleece baby carrier cover. With one quick motion she put it over her baby and they all looked warm and toasty while I spent all of my energy keeping Sidney warm and dry. I was totally jealous.
Heather mentioned the Kowalli earlier this year when she bought one for her youngest, who was born in the winter. She loved that Kowalli had written her a nice note mentioning that they loved sending Kowallis to fellow Rhode Island Moms. I wish I would have bought one last Spring because there were many times I couldn’t wear Sidney and keep both of us warm easily. Fortunately, I have one now (thank you, Kowalli!) and am thrilled to be able to use this for another cold New England winter.
I used the Kowalli for the first time last weekend at a Boston College football game. The game started at 1pm, so when we got to the campus at 10am it was still chilly. It took me only an extra 10 seconds to throw on the Kowalli, secure it with the easy toggle and go. Both Sidney & I were warm and snuggly for the rest of the game, especially with the warm fleece pockets on the front. I love wearing vests, so the Kowalli is a perfect fit and allows Sidney to face out, towards me or on my hip while keeping us both warm and my arms free. I love that it is adjustable and my husband could easily use the Kowalli while wearing Sidney.
I’wish I had a Kowalli when Jackson was little!
You can purchase a Kowalli online for only $69 (totally worth it to wear your baby when you would normally be too cold). Kowalli has also generously offered to give a Kowalli Baby Carrier Cover away to a Baby Gators Den reader, just use the widget below to enter. Please check out Kowalli on their web site, Facebook & Twitter pages. Best of luck!