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Old 11-13-2011, 02:02 PM   #31
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Ok, so fleece is ok because it doesn't constrict? I'm about to buy my kids winter coats, etc. and I'm wondering if I could use a fleece one piece for the baby. I'll probably have to loosen his straps a bit to accomodate all the layers as opposed to just a onesie. Is this still a no-no? (OMG, I think in toddler language...)

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #32
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Fleece is so dense already that, as long as it fits snugly with no extra fabric to bunch up and take up space, its not going to compress in a crash.
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Thanks for the great info!
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Thanks Again for this, I just starting sharing on Facebook again for a different group of parents this year
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I came here looking for this info. I'm so intimidated by winter and carseats.
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I came here looking for this info. I'm so intimidated by winter and carseats.
Polar fleece, or even fleece footie pjs and blankets, on top, with hats and gloves make it pretty easy

Last winter my boy was a little baby, and my DD was 4 yrs. We lived in the snow and got up super early in the cold to go to school in the mornings without a heater in my horrible old car. The above tips saved us, and I brought the blankets in from the car and layed them in front of our fireplace before we left. It made a huge difference for the kids to have a warm blanket!
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Thanks. Do you put fleece over their clothes or just dress them in fleece? I live in a cold area and I don't want her to freeze. We are already in cold weather. She's been wearing sweaters. Are sweaters ok?

I'm going to see a health nurse today and I plan to ask all these questions, but the more information the better.
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Thanks. Do you put fleece over their clothes or just dress them in fleece? I live in a cold area and I don't want her to freeze. We are already in cold weather. She's been wearing sweaters. Are sweaters ok?

I'm going to see a health nurse today and I plan to ask all these questions, but the more information the better.
I dress mine in layers. If it's really cold (under -20*F or so) they are in thermal underwear, their regular clothes, and then fleece pants and jackets over the top. My youngest is 3 and fits his 2T fleece suit still, luckily, because I love that thing!! If it's hovering around 0 or so, they just wear their normal clothes with a fleece pullover or jacket. We are super lucky and get really nasty high winds that cut right through clothes, so if it's doing that I have them pull on their parkas in the car and get their gloves and mittens on before opening the door. Last November we were -40*F all month with the windchill. It was nasty.

ETA: my 5yo developed an ingenious way of wearing her snow pants, btw. She has a bunch of bibs, and she will slide the bibs off her shoulders, slide the pants down far enough to get buckled, and then pulls them back up around the straps after she's in. That way she doesn't have to take them all the way off, and still stays warm. She's in a booster now so she just slides them low enough that she can put her belt on.

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