Walking in the park with the baby is entertainment from the category of dubious, because the exercise has to be repeated twice a day. The generation of our mothers was more patient and unpretentious, but modern parents do not want to sit on the spot. And why?
Today, young mothers and fathers no longer believe that the child binds us hand and foot, so the kids at an early age become active travelers. Such is the global trend, which is rapidly gaining momentum in all countries.
But in Norway it is a long tradition. She even has a special name: gå på tur (pronounced gō / pō / tour). The desire to connect with nature in the descendants of the Vikings in the blood, so the Norwegian parents, whenever possible, try to spend their free time in the heart of the nearest fjord, on the stony shore of the bay or in the mountains against a melting glacier.
Naturally, they take children with them, and since birth. And the main task is not to make a picnic with fresh fruit and sandwiches with juicy salmon, although this pleasure is also given due attention, but to cultivate a love for the native landscapes and help him to explore the world in practice. Norwegians believe that it is nature that plays an important role in shaping the child’s personality: it provides not only food for the mind, but also forms a healthy immunity and gives a great mood.
Winter does not stop them, on the contrary, in the snow-covered landscapes they find a special charm and they want the crumb to join her too. From the wind and frost, they are helped by an ancient saying: “There is no bad weather, sometimes there are wrong clothes.”
But there are other useful life hacking, which will make the winter walk pleasant and comfortable for both the baby and the parents.
1. Right stroller
Of course, you and your baby will need a real all-terrain vehicle – a stroller that easily overcomes frost, drifts and stony mounds, if suddenly you want to follow the example of the Norwegian parents and go with a crumb to the bosom of winter nature. Just such a wonderful transport appeared in the line of baby carriages from the brand Stokke®.
The Stokke® Trailz ™ Nordic Blue model is equipped with inflatable terrain wheels that can overcome any terrain at any time of the year. A reliable case of water-repellent and windproof materials will create a cozy microclimate and keep the baby warm, and you can safely stretch the walk for several hours.
For example, to have time to go skiing in turn with your spouse, while the pussy will sleep peacefully in a wheelchair.
2. Winter sleeping bag
Even if you put a warm jumpsuit on the baby, you cannot do without an additional shield from the cold and wind. The easiest solution would be an envelope. In such a cocoon, a baby can be conveniently arranged in a cradle for newborns, in a pleasure seat, and in a car seat.
The main thing is to choose a suitable model and make sure that it meets your needs before purchasing. One of the additional benefits of the envelope: the confidence that the baby, who has already learned to roll over, will not fall out of the stroller.
However, for this you need to make sure that the belts have at least three attachment points. In the winter sleeping bag Stokke® filled with fluff and feather, lined with a soft fleece, provides secret valves for a five-point harness that securely fixes the “cocoon.”
3. Warming accessories for mom and stroller
Do not forget about your comfort! Very soon you yourself will realize that it’s impossible to walk in jeans and ordinary winter boots in winter. But this is not a reason to reduce the time of the walk in order to return home as soon as possible.
Before the onset of severe cold, take care of a suitable walking wardrobe for yourself. Ski pants made of windproof and water-repellent material and special membrane shoes for winter travel are ideal. And do not forget to warm the stroller!
The Stokke® Stroller Winter Kit winter warming accessories kit, which is suitable for the Stokke® Crusi ™ walking blocks, the Stokke® Trailz ™ walking blocks and the Stokke® Xplory® carrycot, will help with this task. The winter set includes a warmed hood with a sheepskin rim, a weatherproof cover that protects your baby from wind, snow and freezing rain, and mittens of the same color that will create a single, stylish look and keep your mother’s hands warm.
4. Holder for thermomug
You can create a mood not only in summer, but also in winter. Agree, what could be better than a cup of warming cocoa with cinnamon or berry tea with honey on a frosty fine day?
So what’s the matter: spend exactly 5 minutes to prepare your favorite drink, pour it into a thermocup and … take another smoking elixir with you! To fix the vessel tightly and firmly, and in the most convenient place, in the literal sense, at your fingertips, the cup holder for the strollers of Stokke® will allow.
And if you still take with you a small bed of thick foam rubber or a foamy tourist rug, you can make a comfortable pause on any frozen bench.
5. Carrying backpack, or ergorkukzak
During any journey it is important to maintain constant contact with the smallest member of the expedition. Then new impressions and joyful emotions will be printed for a long time and will bring double benefit.
Carrying, perhaps, the most convenient option for educational walks. Ergorkukz Stokke® My Carrier can be used from birth. For the safety of the baby meets a special design: it provides the natural position of the hip joints.
Another plus: wearing a baby in this carrying is possible not only on the chest, facing you or in the direction of movement, but also on the back.