Yeah, those were not exactly the good old days.
Back then I might’ve sold my soul for a Peekaru, a positively heroic Polartec vest-slash-front carrier. Yes, heroic. This ingenious little garment puts an end to freezing babywearers. Large enough to accommodate even a toddler, it gathers in at the bottom and zips at the neck, for maximum wind blockage. Baby gets a little head-hole, but is otherwise snug and covered.
Plus each Peekaru is made from 85% recycled materials–how does 25 plastic bottles saved from the landfill sound? My guess is you won’t want to give it up, even after your baby can trot alongside you. -Mir