1. You're a furnace not an air-conditioner
At the end of pregnancy you're cooking. Literally, your body temperature is up and as long as you breastfeed that heat-generating combustion is going to keep going. Breastfeeding mothers will crack a window in a blizzard. All that baby-growing and milk-making can be torture in the high heat of August. A nice crisp winter day, on the other hand, is just about right.
2. You can hibernate without guilt
What better time to ignore the rest of the world and go into hiding with your gorgeous newborn? It's freezing out there. You should be in bed. In pajamas. Cooing with a divine soft little baby. Do your friends really expect you to take an infant out in this weather? Let them come to you. And bring some hot chocolate while you're at it.
3. By the time you've got a handle on this parent thing, it'll be … spring.
… and you can go out galavanting with your plump, twelve week-old baby nestled in a nice cotton sling. You'll know how to nurse discretely in public or otherwise feed your baby without excessive drama. You'll have the whole diaper bag fiasco sorted out. You'll take long walks in the sunshine. Your body will have had time to heal and re-energize.
4. Babies fall asleep instantly when they are bundled up
If you do take your baby out in the cold, chances are good that he'll fall asleep even before you get to the car. Once you get those layers on, and the big puffy sleeping bag zipped up over him, he'll probably conk out. Even when you're inside, it's nice to be able to swaddle a baby up and not worry about overheating. Babies are not that into be completely naked and exposed; they tend to fling their limbs around and freak themselves out. Bundling up feels cozy and safe. When you put a baby in a carrier or sling, it will be warm and lovely rather than a sticky and sweaty.
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