Ice Skating with a Baby

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Ever wondered how to be totally badass and still enjoy the winter after having a baby? Here are some options:

One option is to just lay the kid down in a generic orange sled and pull her behind you while you ice skate around a lake.

Ice Skating with a Baby

It works pretty well, although the kid’s not strapped in or anything, so be careful going around curves or she’ll roll out. This worked pretty well.  My kid fell asleep instantly.

“Uh, honey.. She’s not moving anymore. Will you make sure she’s sleeping and not frozen?”

Just lay the kid down on the sled or something.

If there are multiple babies involved, you may have better luck leaving the skates at home and just walking on ice. See if you can scare up one of these deals with wheels:

Walking on Ice with Baby Chariot

Trust me, this will put them to sleep, too. Plus, the little flap probably helps keep them out of the wind. And they’re buckled in, so feel free to leave the ice for a little bumpier terrain. Be careful with this, though, because the chariot is a little bit heavier. If it falls through the ice with babies inside, it will probably pull you in with it.

Totally buckled in safely, and falling asleep.

Ok. That’s everything you need to know. Have a great winter!

5 comments to Ice Skating with a Baby

  • Michael

    If the baby chariot breaks the ice, you’ll probably WANT to fall in with it, because you are going to reap the wrath of the wife anyway.

  • Glad nobody fell in!

  • Haha! I love the second picture of KP totally zonked out. We’ve totally thought about dragging her along in a sled, but right now she is boycotting any time on her back (diaper changing is becoming a disasterous battle. Someone peed ALL over me tonight) and would roll herself out before she managed to fall asleep. We want to see Snowshoeing with her perched on your back in some sort of comfy carrier! 😀

  • Tuittu

    Have to comment on this (a bit late) – you’re such Finnish parents (maybe it’s the Minnesotans in you.) Just read how someone I knew put their baby out on the balcony to sleep in -15 celsius (can’t figure out what that makes in fahrenheit, but it’s fairly cold – not killer cold) and thought, that’s so typical. And if I tried it here I’d probably be sued. Should try in Minnesota, I guess. If you bundle the baby up warmly she’ll sleep soundly in cold outside air.