How to: Make a Baby-Wearing Neck Warmer

Baby-wearing in the cold is an interesting thing. On the one hand, baby is snuggled nice and warm next to your chest, cozily wrapped in your baby-wearing coat. On the other hand, your jacket is kind of open, leaving your neck and collar bone kind of exposed. If you’re like me and favour v-neck tops, this is a real (chilly) problem.

How to: Make Your Own Maternity / Baby-wearing jacket insert

I’m a huge fan of babywearing in general, but in the winter, it’s going to be the main way we get around. We don’t have a car and so right now, we bus and walk every where. If you know anything about Ottawa winters, you know that they can be brutally cold for extended periods and can yield massive dumps of snow all at once. This poses particular problems for stroller-pushing families – no amount of bundling is going to be enough for an infant when we need to get across town in -35C for a mandatory doctor’s appointment, nor will I be able to push a stroller (even our huge-wheeled Bob) down un-ploughed sidewalks after we’ve gotten 40 cm of snow over night. A baby-wearing jacket insert is a necessity. I also realized that I may be pregnant again in the winter and the thought of wearing the awful, terrible, stupid maternity coat I wore last time makes me shudder, so I made the insert reversible so I can accommodate my baby bump warmly and in style next time.

Sew Every Day Challenge:

I finished my Kelly Anorak last week , so I’m moving on to my Linden Swap project. After that, I have a handful of small, boring projects fixing and adjusting things. I’ve also been invited to a gala, but don’t have anything to wear. I have just enough time to make a dress, but my…