Winter and harsh weather can present a challenge with babywearing. It can range from strong winds blowing on the straps or tails of your carrier making it difficult to execute the carry process to the long tails of your wrap dragging in the mud, snow or slush while you wrap your child to shivering in the below zero temperatures while applying the finishing touches to your carry. Many babywearers show up at our meetings and want to know how to get their child in a baby carrier while being outside in cold or wintery weather. Wearing a carrier that you can pre-tie on you and that you can easily pop your baby in and out of is the most logical solution. I recommend to pre-wear a ring sling, mei tai or a wrap. By pre-tying the carrier of choice on your body, the initial work is done. You can easily transfer your baby from car seat to carrier. The easiest in my experience is to wear a ring sling under or over your coat and when you are ready, just pop baby in and a way you go! Pre-tying with a woven wrap in a pop able carry is also a great option for winter wearing. A Front Cross Carry is an excellent carry to achieve this with. Depending on your size, this carry can be achieved with wrap in a size 4, 5 or 6.
Here is a brief tutorial with the lovely Rachel and Grantham demonstrating a Front Cross Carry using a Didymos Indio size 6 – Dark Blue & Dark Red.