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Is it ok to just buy a gilet for dd?

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Mumsiemummy1 Fri 10-Nov-17 10:49:26

DD is 9 months and I have been shopping g for some more winter appropriate clothes for her.

I don't like the thought of her squished in her pram with a big puffy coat, so have bought a gilet instead to allow her more movement.

She has a foot muff on her pram, as well as a hat and others layers of clothing. Does this sound ok for the winter?

hotbutteredcrumpetsandtea Fri 10-Nov-17 10:52:12

I think she needs her arms covered. But you don't need a big puffy coat, just an actual coat.

Ummmmgogo Fri 10-Nov-17 10:56:14

It sounds like she will be warm enough. maybe you could buy a cost with removable arms so she can switch between cost and gillet depending on weather?

Wolfiefan Fri 10-Nov-17 10:56:52

A baby in a pram can be covered with blankets
I'm guessing your 9 month old isn't in an actual pram though. She needs a coat for properly cold days. Remember a child in a pushchair will get colder than you! You're walking and pushing them. They're not moving!

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Fri 10-Nov-17 11:00:47

What about one of these star wraps?

I've bought them for friends before and they've loved them.

StatueInTheSky Fri 10-Nov-17 11:01:13

I think a proper coat if you are actually outside a lot, but I feel so sorry for little ones crammed in pushchairs/pram, with hats, coats, gloves, blankets and the like when you see them in a shopping centre looking like boiled pixies!

FenellaMaxwellsPony Fri 10-Nov-17 11:03:01

She's not moving so will be much colder than you. You need to cover her arms. You don't need a massive quilted pram suit but will need a thick jacket or padded cardigan at least.

Mumsiemummy1 Fri 10-Nov-17 11:03:28

@polkadots thank you for this suggestion, this might work quite nicely for her.

MissRainbowBrite Fri 10-Nov-17 11:12:16

How about a thick lightly padded cardigan? There are lots about, then you can add the gilet and blankets as needed. DD spent lots of time like this with a hat on as well and unless we were out for a long time or it was particularly cold she was usually plenty warm enough. Layers are key I found.

PonderLand Fri 10-Nov-17 11:14:43

We have used star wraps for my DS, he's 17 months now and are on the last size. They are not warm enough for outdoors in winter, we use his for bed and have to put extra blankets on him too or he wakes up cold.

They are quite thin, especially after a few washes.

Migraleve Fri 10-Nov-17 11:55:16

I think we are past gillet weather. Her arms will be really cold.

ODog Sat 11-Nov-17 19:45:42

I always found mine just needed a thicker fleece onesie (go a size or 2 up) over their normal clothes plus hat, mittens and footmuff and Pram hood up in our fairly mild winters. I did have a warmer coats/snowsuits for them but rarely used it other than super cold days. Jojo maman bébé do good fleece onesies.

Once they walk around I buy proper coats as they are more exposed but also better able to move in them. I only put them in snowsuits maybe 2/3 times per year in this country.

I also hate over wrapped babies in prams that must be sweating and can’t move. Although to be honest mine were mostly in slings so had body heat and my coat wrapped round them too if need be.

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