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18/09/2013 at 13:06
HELP! I am so confused about what to buy.
Three days a week, Heidi goes in the Stokke pram seat, with footmuff, when we do the school run. It's very cosy (I'm jealous)
The other two days, she is in the carseat as I then walk her to the childminders and the CM then has the carseat to use.
I don't want her to be in a coat in the carseat so I think I need a Morrck or maybe a starsuit. Will layer her up with a cardi etc if really cold.
But what will she need if she's in the Stokke seat? Does she need a proper winter coat or will thick jumpers etc do? I'll add hats etc.
I am so torn what size to get too. I don't want to buy 3-6 and then have to buy 6-9 too...
Hepburn was no use to me - Iris has a million coats!
18/09/2013 at 14:03
Think it really depends how bad the weather gets. If its above freezing id say something like a Gap fleece with a hat would do in the pram, but if its way below freezing I think I would still use a star suit under the Stokke footmuff.
When mine were small and it was -10oC I had them in snow suits with a blanket and inside the Buggysnuggles.
18/09/2013 at 14:24
I'll be leaving her at home with Daddy it if gets to -10!
(Thought the pram could be a good stabiliser in the slippery weather!)
18/09/2013 at 14:49
I've been wondering this. Could you use the morrock with the footmuff in the pram? Plus a cardi / fleecy top? Would that be enough? It's what I'm thinking of but wasnt sure if I need to get a pram suit too. Coats seem like a faff for babies so I'm keen to avoid.
18/09/2013 at 14:53
Well Mr R just dissed the starsuit so Morrck is a winner.
Lamby, that's what I'm thinking. I just can't think when I might actually have her in a situation where she's need a proper coat.
I've seen a lovely snow suit in Gap but their sizing is 3-6 and then 6-12! What happened it 6-9?
18/09/2013 at 15:44
With Gap I'd go for the bigger size. I always find Gap tiny. My 3.5 yr old wears gap age 5 and my 5 yr old needs age 8!
18/09/2013 at 20:48
We drive the school run but then use the sling for walking up to the school & waiting to go in. This has caused me massive dilemma's over what to dress Orla in when it gets colder. I've gone for the Jojo waterproof fleece lined all in one. It's thin enough (well, it will be when she grows in to it) to wear it in the car seat I think. I'm just going to get a really thick cardigan with a hood for her to wear when she's in the pram as she will have the Bee cocoon which is really snuggily and can add a blanket in there too.
18/09/2013 at 21:22
S wears a gap fleece hoody in the car seat with a blanket over her legs, a showerproof coat or all in one suit when in the carrier and a thicker winter coat at other times. On the rare occasions she's in the pram she wears the thicker coat with the foot muff and a blanket when it's very cold. I prefer to layer where possible so always buy coats in a bigger size. When she was 3 months old I bought a 9-12 month coat and rolled the sleeves up as I knew she'd only get a small amount of wear out of it at the time. I'm glad I did as she's still wearing it now. Gap comes up very small. S's 6-12 month hoody is very tight and she's 10 months and in the correct size for her age with everything else.
18/09/2013 at 21:23
I'm not going to bother buying O a coat or a pramsuit. I've got C's old starsuit from tuppence and crumble (in a dark raspberry almost wine colour so I hope it's not too girly) and then the bigger size in navy. I think they are awesome as they are so thin but really cosy. Such a shame Mr R doesn't like them! What was his reason?
18/09/2013 at 22:01
Do you want E's Morrck? It's the size 2 one in the pink stripey pattern.
18/09/2013 at 22:09
I am going to get F a snowsuit for in the buggy on our trip away because there is no footmuff but hope to just layer him up in the stokke when the footmuff arrives. Most of the coats look uncomfortable although I'm sure someone bought him a heavy coat in 9-12 and I'll be able to use that once it is really cold. He is always roasting in the car seat so a cardi and blankets which can be removed once the car heats up should do.
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