It's that time of year again...
The leaves are beginning to change colors, the chill is in the air, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes have returned to coffee shops everywhere. Fall has been officially ushered in!
What else does fall bring with it? Sweater weather, or more specifically, babywearing outerwear weather! That's right - we are about to dive headfirst into babywearing jackets, coats, and covers.
photo credit: CarryLittleHearts
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*photo credit to Didymos; Tina Hoffman, CEO
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