Surviving the winter weather with a newborn

Our twins will be born in January or February which are the coldest months of the year in Finland. The spring is coming soon but I don’t want to stay inside with them for the first weeks or months and I’m also a firm supporter of babies sleeping their naps outside (also during winter).

So here are some of the items I have gotten for them to get through the rest of the winter.

Propably my favorite winter gear are these down sleeping bags. I had one of these already with my first born son and now we bought another one. You can use them either in a car in child’s safety seat or in a baby carriage.

Last time I used it in a baby carriage and it was perfect because most of the time I just put a beanie on to the baby and he stayed warm in the sleeping bag. If the temperature dropped below zero I put a merino wool overall on him but it was not necessary usually.

To be honest I’m not quite sure if I need these snow suits. Since I’m planning on keeping the sleeping bags in the baby carriage I think that I’ll use these on children’s safety seat in a car. They’re adorable and warm. πŸ™‚

These windfleece overalls I got for hanging out in the mall or super markets and if they still fit during the spring these Β are perfect for sleeping outside. They keep wind and some rain but are breathable. You can also turn over the sleeves and legs first and leave them open later when the baby grows. Absolutely wonderful. πŸ™‚

Soft merino wool overalls go under any of the previous overalls. They are extremely soft and warm and can be used in various weathers. Combining these overalls and the ones above and sleeping bags I believe that we’ll survive any weather conditions.

Then we have all the woollen blankets, mittens and woollen socks and beanies and other winter hats and…

And the weather men are laughing at me since now that I have bought all this winter stuff the temperature is +4 c. πŸ˜€

But at least I’m prepared for any weather!



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