If you're looking forward to a few winter walks with your bundle of joy and want to leave the pushchair at home, a baby carrier or sling may come in handy.
Carriers and slings keep your baby close so you can easily check on them. Sharing your body heat with your little one ensures they stay pretty toasty, too.
We've pulled together five carriers and slings, all of which have recently gone through rigorous testing by Which?, that could join you on your festive walk.
This is a compact and lightweight carrier that's less bulky than some of the other Ergobaby carriers, so might be good for wearing under a winter coat. Apparently it can be rolled up to fit into a nappy bag.
It has three front-carrying positions to choose from and is available in six colours.
The Cudl is a versatile carrier offering four carrying positions; three for front-carrying and one for back-carrying.
It also comes with some useful extras including two attachable bibs to keep the top of the carrier clean and fresh and it's made from a breathable mesh material.
A lightweight carrier with three front-carrying positions to choose from.
It's available in a wide range of colours and fabrics and there's optional extras such as a water and wind resistant cover for colder walks.
This fabric sling has two carrying positions - front inward-facing or in a hip-carrying position, from when your baby is six months old.
There are two parts to it - the sling which is fastened using metal rings that you pull the fabric through for a tailored fit, and a second piece of material that you wrap around yourself for extra support.
The wrap can act as additional insulation when you're out in the cold but check you can tie the knot of the wrap material around your front or side so it doesn't dig into your back when your coat is on.
This 100% cotton sling has two carrying positions - front inward-facing or in a hip-carrying position.
You can tie the knot of the wrap material around your front or side so it doesn't dig into your back when your coat is on.
It's made from a soft, breathable fabric that has some stretch. It can be machine-washed and can safely go in the tumble dryer, for added convenience.
Your baby should wear one more layer than what you as an adult feel comfortable wearing - but remember that a fabric sling wrapped around them will act as a layer of clothing.
Clothing will also depend on whether you intend to carry your baby under or over your coat.
A hat is a must in both cases unless you're tucking your baby's head under one side of a fabric sling, as a baby's extremities tend to get cold first.
Gloves or built-in mittens that are part of an all-in-one babygro are also useful, as are booties.
Avoid snowsuits as they may cause your little one to overheat, and they can prevent your baby from sitting in an ergonomic and safe position. That's because the material is too stiff to allow hips and knees to bend properly.
Babies can't regulate their temperature in the same way as adults so it can be easy for them to get too hot or cold. Remember, while you're walking, you'll be exerting yourself and staying warm, but your baby is immobile so may get cold.
Alternatively, if you've wrapped your baby up warmly and they're cuddled into you closely, they may get too warm.
Check your baby's temperature regularly. You can do this by putting your hand down the back of their top to see if they've become sweaty or clammy (a sign of overheating) or if their hands or feet are cold.
A scarf wrapped around your neck could be an issue if it's resting over your baby and obstructing airflow by covering their mouth.
If you do wear one, make sure it's wrapped tightly round you and is not obstructing your baby in any way.
Some carriers feature wide or thick straps that spread across your shoulders to help even out the weight - and slings can be quite bulky with knots that you tie up at the back.
Both could make wearing them under a coat a little trickier, so it's worth considering this before heading out.
Some brands of carriers have optional accessories such as water and wind resistant covers, which could be useful if you regularly go on wintry walks with your little one.
You'll also be able to find universal covers that can fold up small so you can take it with you on a walk.