winter carseat covers??

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winter carseat covers??

I was thinking today about coming home outfits when it occurred to me that it WILL BE DECEMBER and baby is gunna need a coat. I always found it really hard to have coats on baby's in the car seat, plus then once the car is heated up the baby gets hot and you would have to take the baby out of the seat to get the coat off.

Has anyone seen these? I think I will be getting this or something similiar

These are sooo cute, but more expensive

http://www.cuddlebabe.com/

and then I found these ones too!

http://about.pricegrabber.com/search_getprod.php/masterid=780295151/search=cozyup+cover/st=product/sv=title

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Oh my goodness that seat cover is the cutest thing ever!

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We have something similar to the second pic. It's pretty cozy and warm and we'll use it again this year. But that first one is really cute! I love that they are coming up with clever new options that are safe and warm.

Just so everyone knows, the Bundle Me-type car seat bags are not safe. Anything that touches the car seat straps is not safe to be used in a car seat (unless it came with the car seat itself). JJ Cole Bundle Me bags and the like (like this), even if they say crash tested for safety, interfere with the way the harnesses lay, and sit between the baby and the carseat, so they could compromise the way the harnesses work in an accident.

The 2 covers that Carolyn posted here do not touch or interfere with the harness straps at all, so they are a great, safe choice.

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Thanks for that info Nicole! I'm glad to know these two are safe Smile

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We have the JJ Cole Bundle Me as mentioned above and will be using it again.

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"AshnBill" wrote:

We have the JJ Cole Bundle Me as mentioned above and will be using it again.

Yep, that's what I have too and it is all cleaned and in the car seat and ready to go!

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I put one like the second on my registry, but that first one is super-cute!

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I just lay a blanket over baby after they are buckled in. It doesn't get super cold here anyway.

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I have a good warm blanket for transfers. http://shop.rainorshinekids.com/Woobee-Plush_c3.htm It's plush on one side, and water-resistant on the other. It has ties so that it can attach to the seat if necessary.

I would not walk my newborn in the stroller here in the winter... I would much rather wear him in a sling or carrier under my coat so my body can regulate his temperature.

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Since it gets pretty darn cold here a car seat cover is a must. We had one for Brynna and I will be getting one for Ryan as well. They are super convenient and since they "attach" or however you want to say it they won't blow off if the wind is blowing. That is my main gripe about blankets. If the wind grabs it, then off it goes!! I had one like the second one pictured in the first post and that's probably the route I'll be going again.

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I have a thick fleece-y sleep sack that has a hole in it for the seat belt buckle. My neighbor gave it to me when we found out we were having a girl. Winters are so hit or miss here in NC. It could be snowing or it could be in the 60s-70s. I'll deal with it when it gets here but the plan is to use a blanket after they are buckled in.

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Like Angela said, it's hit or miss here. I had ds in nov and never had to cover him in the winter.

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I have two like the second one. One is fleecy, and one is flannel lined. I picked them up for next to notihning at a consignment sale. Everyone seays I'll need one... (DD was an Spring baby!)

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yay DH said we can get a cuddlebabe Smile :) theyre sooo stinking cute!!! it gets really cold here, last night's low was 32 and its only October! The coldest I have ever seen here is -13, and thats without windchill.

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I used my bundle me with my DS too, even though he was a summer baby. Not in the summer, but he was still small and in his infant seat in the winter, so I used it a lot.

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Those are super cute! But as far as them getting overheated, wouldn't they get just as hot in this as they would a coat? I think we're just gonna do a gown with socks, hat, mittens, and a nice heavy baby blanket. Really, he'll only be outside in the cold for about 30 seconds, from walking out of the hospital straight to the awaiting car that's been pre-heated by DH!

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That first one is cute! I have something similar to the second I got at walmart before Eli was born. It worked great!

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*lurk from Nov*

That first one is so cute!

Up here a snowsuit and a carseat cover are both necessities. With at least 6 months of snow and temps in the winter as low as -40 C, baby will be bundled up to the max!

I have a nice fleece-type snowsuit for this boy, and a fleece carseat cover like the second one you posted.

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"Starryblue702" wrote:

Those are super cute! But as far as them getting overheated, wouldn't they get just as hot in this as they would a coat?

You can just unzip/un wrap these if they get too warm. I always had a hard time getting a coat off of Luke because he would have to get in unbuckled and then the straps would be too loose since the coat was off.

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We are using a convertible seat so no cute cover for us, I guess Sad I'm going to have a nice cosy blanket on hand, and will wear her out of the hospital for the quick walk to the car. Then I will put the blanket over her once she's strapped in. I have heard that puffy coats or layers can really interfere with the carseat in an accident, because you can't snugly strap the baby in - the coat is in the way and compresses in a crash, making their straps go slack.

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

yay DH said we can get a cuddlebabe Smile :) theyre sooo stinking cute!!! it gets really cold here, last night's low was 32 and its only October! The coldest I have ever seen here is -13, and thats without windchill.

As a side note, I would SO have to move....BRRR.....!!!:eek:

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