Tuesday, December 06, 2011

All Set For Winter

So far this winter there have not been the ridiculously low temperatures and snow that we had had by this time last year (although if you're in Scotland or the North you may have had some of the white stuff over the last couple of days) but a cold snap is bound to be just around the corner. Staying snug and protecting your precious cargo against the elements is something that concerns many parents while using a sling or carrier in the winter, and to help you stay warm we've increased our range of babywearing clothing with some fabulous products from Mamalila. While obviously being incredibly useful and practical accessories for babywearing, the real beauty of these babywearing coats is they can be used for many years meaning they are worth every penny!

We are now stocking a waterproof babywearing jacket, well actually we have two! The All Weather Winter Jacket is made from a waterproof and windproof fabric that keeps water out while remaining breathable and stopping you getting hot and sweaty which can be an issue with some waterproof coats. It is lined with fleece so also keeps you warm. The All Weather Summer Jacket is made from the same waterproof material but is not lined making it a great option for warmer weather and for people who prefer to layer a lightweight waterproof over thicker winter clothing. Both jackets are supplied with the infant insert which zips into the back or the front and is compatible with most slings and carriers. The infant insert and the main jacket have hoods to keep you and your baby dry. The jackets also convert into a Maternity jacket with the addition of the pregnancy insert (available separately) and without an insert they become a stylish normal jacket making them great value for money. Both jackets are available in three colours - Winter in Black, Red and Teal, and Summer in Grey, Red and Turquoise.

Also new to Big Mama Slings is the Hooded Babywearing Coat. This gorgeously stylish wool coat is similar to the Mamajacket but with the added features of a high buttoning collar and a hood making it really cosy in the cold weather. The jacket comes with the infant insert as standard which, as with all babywearing coats, can be used on the front or the back. The insert has a vertical opening which means the coat works no matter how high or low your baby is sitting in the carrier. A pregnancy insert is available separately transforming this into a Maternity Coat and keeping your bump warm and looking fabulous! Like the Mamajacket, the Hooded Coat can be worn without an insert as a fitted coat that will last well beyond your children out-growing their carrier making it a fabulous long-term investment. Available in Black (with the choice of a black or berry lining) or stunning Berry so whether you want to be classicly understated or make a statement, the Hooded Coat will keep you looking fantastic for years.

As an alternative to a babywearing coat, Mamalila have produced the Wool Babywearing Cover. Unlike many other babywearing covers, the innovative design actually folds around your baby like an envelope and also fastens at the sides, blocking any gaps and protecting your little one from cold wind. Made from natural materials (outer 100% wool, lining 100% cotton) the cover is comfortable and breathable while still having a sense of style. It fits around most widely available baby carriers and can be used for front and back carries. It also features handy pockets which can store small items or provide somewhere to keep your hands warm when carrying your baby on your front. Available in one size only which fits babies from newborn until approximately 18 months and three stunning colour options - Anthracite with Black lining, Aubergine with Berry lining and Brown with Beige lining.

With the popular Mamajacket and the MaM Deluxe Babywearing Cover as well, whether you want a waterproof or non-waterproof babywearing coat or a cover to go over your carriers we have all options covered so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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