Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why My Carseat Blankie

My Carseat Blankie is what car seat safety experts are calling "Simple, Stylish, and Safe). Visit us online at www.mycarseatblankie.com. They are all handmade right here in New England!

Here's how I came up with the idea! After having my second spring time baby, I decided that those full one piece zip up pieces for my car seat were just too warm for my baby. In New England in March and April you never know if it's going to be 30 or 60 degrees!
I wanted something that was light weight, conveniently sized (so there's no extra bulk in front of the babies face like a traditional size blanket), and small enough so if my children decided to make it their "blanky" it wouldn't be to big for them to carry around all the time. And I wouldn't mind if the pattern was something I would love just as much as them...

My Carseat Blankie is the perfect size to fit with infant car seats, and then transfers well to the toddler car seat as a lap blanket. People are even using it in the stroller (they don't hand down and get caught in the wheels) and in the bouncy chair. It really is the perfect size! Some of the preschoolers and kindergardeners even use them for their baby dolls!

While doing a bit of research I recently came across an article on About.com written by a car seat safety expert, that supports the use of a smaller blanket for the car seat vs. the big puffy buntings and zip up one piece units that fit behind the baby and wrap around the car seat.

It has some really great information for new parents about car seat safety and things to think about when you're picking out how to keep your baby warm and safe in their car seat. Even now that my children are 3 and 5 my husband and I battle each winter still, on how thick their coats should be. But after you read this it will help you make the best decision for your family.

We've had our blankies in the car since they were born and they just seem to be the best and safest solution. If it's in the summer and they need to keep their legs warm because of the air conditioning, or the winter to add an additional layer of warmth, or we're on a long drive and they want to take a nap.

Please visit my web site at www.mycarseatblankie.com to see our great selection of blankies.

And TAKE 20% OFF this month by using coupon code FAN and get ready for the Fall Blankie Season.

Helpful links:



SeatCheck.org (to find a location near you for safe car seat installation)