Whether you are cuddling your baby on your chest, or wrapping a toddler on your back, you can both stay toasty warm without staying in your livingroom all winter. Picking out a tree, shopping for gifts, attending holiday parties – you can partake in all these activities easily with your baby!
You might be wondering how it works and it’s really simple. You get two panels which you zip in between two zippers on either the front or the back. OR, both. For those of you who are not so great at math, that means you can use this coat to keep all three of you warm in a tandem carry 👍
And oh, did I mention that this Babywearing Parka is reversible? I’m going to paraphrase Lenny Lamb here as the manufacturer to report rather technically that one side is hydrophobically impregnated to reduce water absorption. The soft, quilted side provides warmth. You can choose which side to wear outward.
Works with small babies or toddlers.
Gender neutral so it can be used by men or women.
Lenny Lamb Babywearing Parka/Babywearing Coat Sizing
Since these measurement labels are in Polish, here’s a quick translation I made just for you (thank you google translate):
1. chest width
2. shoulder width
3. bottom width
4. front length
5. length of so much (okay, I know it’s a crappy translation – based on the diagram immediately below, I believe this is the length of the back of the coat)
6. sleeve length
7. sleeve width
Babywearing Parka over a Front Carry
First put your baby in a safe baby carrier high on your chest. Here’s how to use a long wrap for a front carry.
Once you zip the panel into the front you can just leave it there and all you have to do is put on the coat, slip the extra head hole over baby’s head and zip up the other side.
That’s it – you’re ready to go! You are warm and you look great 🙂
Here’s Lenny Lamb’s video for putting this babywearing coat on over a front carry. This video uses a slightly older design but it works the same so you can see how you can do it in the new improved version:
Babywearing Parka over a Back Carry
When using it over a back carry, zip the panel into the back zipper first. If you are going to be using the coat over back carries again, just leave the panel zipped in and don’t mess with it any further.
With the panel in place in the back, swing the coat around and pull the extra head hole down over baby’s head as you put your arms into the sleeves. Make sure baby’s head comes through the hole and baby’s face is clear of fabric.
Zip up and you are ready for anything!
Here’s Lenny Lamb’s video for putting on your Babywearing Parka over a back carry:
IMPORTANT: This Sweatshirt is not a product that carries the baby’s weight. Use it over your baby who is already in a woven wrap or other baby carrier.