Baby Wearing in Winter Hacks

Baby Wearing in Winter Hacks

Take a look at these clever baby wearing in winter hacks…


Baby wearing winter clothes can be expensive.


We looked at some great value examples in this post but if you don’t have the money or prefer to use what you already have then you’ll love these baby wearing in winter hacks.


They’re brought to you by Gemma Dunell who is a peer supporter at Salisbury Sling Library.



The Rain Coat Hack.

Babywearing in winter hack

This hack works well with buckle carrier, and can be used on either a front or back carry.


Use a larger childs rain coat, size 4yrs+ should cover everything well and could be used as a coat when child grows into it. (The coat in the picture is 18m-2yrs as that’s all I had!)


Thread the shoulder straps of the carrier up through the arms of the coat, this will protect most of the padded strap section.


The body of the coat goes over the main apron panel of the carrier and if the coat has a hood this can then be put over the childs head (folded back as needed for smaller heads).


The person carrying puts their coat on first and then wears the carrier on top as normal.


Child’s Gilet Hack.

This hack is a good cheap alternative to a zip in panel.


Can be used with any front carry in any carrier type.


Take your standard coat and nip around some charity shops and check the children’s sections for a gilet approx 6-8yrs + size, (you could also use a coat with the arms pulled inside out so that they are out the way).



The gilet must have the same type of zip as your coat, which is why it’s handy to have it with you.


The person carrying puts on the carrier with the child as usual, wears their coat over the top and then zips the gilet to the coat zip, just like an extender panel.


With the gilet a bigger child could also have their arms free through the arm holes if they wished.


The hack below cost me £3.50, benefited a charity and I can keep for general wear when he’s bigger!

Babywearing coat extender gilet hack


Make your own. 

If you are handy with a sewing machine there are directions online to make your own coat, like this free one here-



Add some warmth with a hooded star blanket

Buy a pattern and make your own…


Read our read our full baby wearing in winter post here.


Do you have any other baby wearing in winter hacks to share?


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