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Too Cold?

Posted on: December 23, 2009

This winter I have discovered that Frasier absolutely loves snow: he enjoys pouncing around in the fresh powder, not to mention following his nose after all the scents he can find. I would love to take Niko out on walks with the pooch, but I am just not sure at what temperature it is too cold for him.  For some reason, I have -10 in my head: meaning if it is colder than -10 I think it is a touch too cold for the baby. But I have no idea where I came up with this number; it is just something I thought of yesterday.  That said, I do want Niko to get some fresh air and enjoy the winter weather. So my question is: when is it too cold for a baby? While we do have some warmer temperatures in the winter, those days seem few and far between in January and February.  Hmm…what I really want to get is a wind cover for the Baby Bjorn, that way he will be a bit more protected from the elements but can still enjoy the fresh air of winter days.

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3 Responses to "Too Cold?"

last week i was working outside in -17 windchill. bundling niko in warm layers and enjoying the outside is the best thing for him. he has to learn to adapt to his climate and new home (like an Inuit baby om NWT).

JP! Thanks for visiting my blog! I often think of Inuit babies when I have Niko out in the winter, and I see his ruddy little cheeks poking out from his snowsuit. I DO want him to get fresh air and enjoy the winter…but yikes, -17 seems sort of torturous, and in Ottawa with the windchill it can go to something like -38 at times……………

[…] to reap the benefits: and by we I mean, Niko, Frasier and I, but mostly Frasier! We have had a few warmer (and by warmer I mean -4 to -12 degrees) days this week, which means I can actually bundle up baby […]

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