Car-free moms & dads in Winnipeg?
Are there any car-free parents in Winnipeg on here with little ones? I have a two year old daughter and since May I have been taking her to day care in the bike trailer, but come snow time I'm stuck what to do. I may just put her in the chariot with the jogging stroller kit on and walk her to daycare. Has anyone here done this on a regular basis in the frigid weather? I have a small crib sized down comforter I'm going to put over top her, and will keep the cover on the chariot to keep out the wind and hopefully retain some warmth. I also purchased a toaster suit for her from MEC for the days she insists on walking.
Besides the trek to and from daycare I have to figure out where I can easily get groceries and other supplies. Luckily I work near my daughters daycare and there is a shoppers drug mart really close by, and an Extra Foods not far - but when it's -40 out I won't even want to take my daughter the short distance to Extra Foods and back... I will just want to get the heck home!
I'd really like to talk with other parents in Winnipeg who either are car free or use their vehicle minimally so we can throw ideas at each other. Or if you live in a similar winter climate to Winnipeg, any advice you can give me regarding keeping toddlers warm in the coldest of cold you get, I would really appreciate it.