To take 5mth DD for 45 min walk into town whilst it's -3?

(34 Posts)
milkwagon Thu 17-Jan-13 09:27:30

As above. She'll be wrapped up warm of course - but AIBU to 'drag' her out whilst it's this cold & icey?

minouminou Thu 17-Jan-13 11:13:17

Absolutely fine!
The only thing you need to worry about us overheating when you get into a shop.
In Scandinavia people put children out for naps in their prams.....depending on your region, the limit is -10 or -15! They do have pram covers on, though, so the air immediately around them is a bit warmer.
Of course they have all sorts of ergonomic clothing trickery to help, but at -3, you don't need much beyond a hat, snowsuit etc etc.

valiumredhead Thu 17-Jan-13 13:04:34

She'll be fine - no problem at all wrapped up well, just be careful about over heating when you are inside a shop.

valiumredhead Thu 17-Jan-13 13:05:09

Just realised she is five months, of COURSE she'll be fine!

Ha, if I didn't take the baby out when it was that cold, we'd never go any where during the winter! As long as he's wrapped up etc it's fine. Put some sudocreme on his cheeks to stopped them getting chapped.

SpectresandSpooks Thu 17-Jan-13 13:19:57

My DD was born just before winter 2010/11 when it was -5-6 during the day, down south. We had to get out to walk the dogs and went out for an hour at a time twice a day. She was totally wrapped up and sported a little red nose. She was fine. She laid on a really thick fleece, wore several layers and blankets. I would have loved to have put her in a snow suit but couldn't as she was wearing a harness to correct hip dysplasia.

She's now a hardy little thing who doesn't seem to notice its flipping FREEZING!

milkwagon Thu 17-Jan-13 13:37:38

I hate the winter and frequently occurs to me that I should go into hibernation or something like that Trevor grin.

As it turns out it was a fantastic crisp sunny walk and loved the crunch of icy puddles underfoot. I really enjoyed it and DD wasn't bothered at all.

Can't wait for the summer though where I'll probably whinge that it's too hot for DD and worry about sunburn/dehydration/hay fever/insect bites/prickly heat. I was never a worrier before DD came along, honest!

neriberi Thu 17-Jan-13 13:39:51

My DS loved being outside in the cold as a baby, it used to calm him down and (excuse the pun) chill him out, so much so that he hates being indoors now and would much rather run around outside no matter what the weather is. He was always wrapped up warm, in layers so that I could take some off if he got hot, he's definitely an outdoorsy type person now.

milkwagon Thu 17-Jan-13 13:40:19

Actually, why on earth was I so worried. Really, what a twat I can be (facepalm).

valiumredhead Thu 17-Jan-13 13:54:48

Oh milk we lose all common sense when it comes to little ones sometimes grin

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