This is from a couple of weeks ago, on the one proper snow day we’ve had in Edinburgh, it’s been freezing but no lasting snow in the city, despite the snowpocalypse in the Borders and North. So when for once we had several cms of snow, I thought I better take some pictures, and I’m glad I did.
The baby carrier is the Wilkinet I mentioned I was sent by Claire in response to my moaning about the Baby Bjorn giving me a back ache. I do have to say that this one is a lot more comfortable with the wider straps. When I first googled it I was a bit confused by what looked like hundreds of straps, but it’s actually really easy, I tried both the backwards and forward facing options (I didn’t fancy the hip one) and both can be done by one person no problem. There’s slightly less carrier, so the baby feels less cocooned when inward facing than in the Bjorn, so it doesn’t have the sending-him-to-sleep magic (though to be honest that’s wearing off on the Bjorn as well), but on the flipside, it feels more like he can do stuff with his arms when he’s forward facing, and the whole thing just feels lighter.
The one issue with the Wilkinet though is that because it’s help up with knots rather than plastic fasteners, it does loosen a bit over time as the weight pulls the knots tight, so your baby ends up moving from sitting on your chest to sitting on your stomach, which can make it a little harder to move. For this reason I’ve settled on using the Wilki indoors, and the Bjorn when going out.
Another thing about these pictures is the pleated skirt, it was a hand me down from Gracey at Fashion for Giants (thank you!) It’s just over the knee on her and pretty much right down to the ground on shortarse me! The elastic round the waist is a little worn out, which is what makes it sit really low. I was going to replace it, but actually now I might just keep it, I do quite like the maxi length.
Skirt – from Gracey * orange top – charity shop * cardie – new look * scarf – swap * boots – merrell *