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

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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?

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

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

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

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

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 13:37:38

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!

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!

VisualiseAHorse Thu 17-Jan-13 13:06:29

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.

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

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

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.

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.

WhateverTrevor Thu 17-Jan-13 10:58:58

Er yes it's fine, do you plan on staying in for winter?

SolomanDaisy Thu 17-Jan-13 10:53:53

Put the rain cover on too. My DS doesn't like breathing in the cold air, but is fine under the raincover.

KellyElly Thu 17-Jan-13 10:48:34

Of course it's fine, she's 5 months not 5 days! Imagine if you lived in certain areas of Scotland or god forbid Russia. As long as she's wrapped up it's fine and the fresh air will do her good.

Iggly Thu 17-Jan-13 10:44:27

Should be ok although I remember mine struggling for breath if the wind started blowing. Was a bit scary (they were wrapped up though).

After that if it was windy and bitter, I'd use the rain cover.

ResolutelyCheeky Thu 17-Jan-13 10:02:32

Locketjuice wrapping your dc up like a snowman is really not suitable! A scarf, hat and a carrot for a nose really isn't going to keep them warm shock grin

BertieBotts Thu 17-Jan-13 09:57:25

It's fine! confused Why on earth would you worry? They'll be wrapped up warm as you said.

I'm more concerned about dragging myself out than any children TBH... I hate the cold! DS begs me not to make him wear his coat confused

amck5700 Thu 17-Jan-13 09:55:55

My boys used to sleep out in the pram in the snow - the fresh air is good for them as long as they are appropriately dressed and wrapped.

When It got really snowy one time when eldest was about 6 months - we couldn't use the pram and I had a bad back and was pregnant, so i straped him to a sledge and got about that way smile

HeadfirstForHalos Thu 17-Jan-13 09:54:45

It's fine. If you use the rain cover to keep the baby warmer don't forget to take it off when in shops as they get hot very quickly.

BartletForTeamGB Thu 17-Jan-13 09:54:26

Of course it is fine!

DawnOfTheDee Thu 17-Jan-13 09:54:07

We don't have a car so don't really have the option not to go out because it's cold. As other have said as long as they're wrapped up properly it's fine - for me it's actually quite nice out once you get striding along and I like DD to get a bit of fresh (even if it's cold) air round her face at least once every day!

goldenlula Thu 17-Jan-13 09:53:56

We did the school run which takes almost 1 hour in total, in -3, dd is 19 months now but I did the same last year. Today she had a vet, sleep suit, fleecy sleeper, snowsuit, blanket and cosytoes. Wrap them up and it is no problem.

WorraLiberty Thu 17-Jan-13 09:51:23

Of course it's fine, why wouldn't it be?

Try not to 'drag' her anywhere though...use a pram or something grin

Forgetfulmog Thu 17-Jan-13 09:49:33

I'm taking my 4 month old for an hrs walk - wouldn't even occur to me not to!

honeytea Thu 17-Jan-13 09:44:26

My DS is 4 weeks old and he has not experiences + degrees yet. We live in scandinavia and it has been cold and snowy every time we have been out.

He has a sheepskin and sleepingbag with a fluffy jumper and hat. I worry he is too hot rather than too cold.

WafflesandWhippedCream Thu 17-Jan-13 09:41:18

It will be fine, as others have said the main thing is to make sure she is wrapped up warm enough outside, but to be certain to strip off the layers promptly if you go inside - take off hats/blankets, at least unzip a snowsuit to uncover the chest even if you can't wrestle the whole thing off.

If your baby is lying flat in a pram with the hood up they'll probably be fairly sheltered and cosy. Using something to line the pram or wrapping blankets right the way round the body, rather than just using them as a cover, will be warmer.

My DC2 was the same age this time last year, and had to go out every day for a similar length of time to pick up her older sister. The coldest it got was minus 18! - I'm not in the UK. But DD was always toasty warm.

McPhee Thu 17-Jan-13 09:41:11

As long as she's wrapped up warm it's fine.

Hat, cosy toes, snowsuit.....

And you too!!

Have fun, grab a coffee...that's what we're about to do with 6 month old Dd.

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