Choose a lightweight stretch fabric for use during the summer months or a heavyweight stretch fabric for use during the winter months! My auto insurance replaced my carseat no matter what happened each fender-bender accident we've been in, NO questions asked or warranty issues. Thanks so much for the time you took to make the tutorial!! Sew cute! Just made this for my 4 month old because I was so sick up picking up blankets she kept kicking off. Thank you for this tutorial! Easy-peasy :). This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. And it makes the best handmade present EVER! The car seat is set using factory standards for their car seat as to where belts fall and fit a baby and if anything alters this and your baby should get hurt, they don't have to honor the "warrenty". Position the pins so that they are perpendicular to the edges. I love this! It is quick, easy, and adds a fun personal touch to any carrier. Thanks for making me famous :). Both had their pros / cons. I want to make one soo bad but I don't have any kids yet!!! Car restraints may cause an infant’s neck to flex forward into a chin to chest position, which can block a baby’s airway. The fabric could get caught in the straps, even 1/4inch of fabric can cause compression problems. Love your blog. Using a baby or child car seat. However, the real issue I'm seeing here is not the extra bulk behind the child, it is putting something behind the child that could possibly reroute the harness straps. Of some other cause. I also believe that baby would be safe in this. Thank you so much for writing it. The way the slits are cut, there's nothing in the way of the straps. Most of the time, the manufacturer will have crash tested the car seat before putting it on the market. All you have to do is put your babies coat on backwards while your carrying them to your car. I included an item from your tutorial. Free Printables to Help Organize Your Life! This is a wonderful blankie and I have made a couple for friends already. Great idea and such a clear tutorial! I had one of those $15 carrier covers with the baby peep hole for the first kid and the second, my husband's co-workers got us one of those BundleMe covers. As small of an issue as this seems to be, in a crash, it is a BIG issue as to how far the baby "rides up" into the shell of the seat.I believe that all carseat manufacturers state in the manual that the use of any aftermarket products (meaning these cute little blankets, and head support or strap covers that were not in the original box with the seat) will completely void the seat's warranty. Every car seat base has the option to connect with a Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) to make the installation easier. I just made one for my granddaughter. Hi, thanks for the tutorial, wondering what the dimensions are for the fabric, 1 meter is roughly 40 inches, is it 40x45 inches? The idea is great, maybe you could recreate the cozy cover that goes on top of the car seat, with an opening for the babies head. WOW, I'm sold. Thanks so much for the idea! % of people told us that this article helped them. He couldn't get out of the robe she swaddled him in and his temperature increased to 107! You can also try your car’s maker if they have someone who can check it for you. risk vs. reward? I also understand that carseat safety nuts say no to these (and other Bundle-Me type products) because of added bulk behind baby. Look on the American academy of pediatrics or dept of transportation website for more information. You would not, for example, be able to pass this test with a coat. My son is almost 2 and we don't put him in the car seat with his coat on, for the safety reasons you mentioned. If something were to happen, and the car seat fails - if the company can prove that something else was used with the car seat - it can claim that the this wasn't part of the safety testing and the seat is still safe the addition was the issue. I'm all about safety with my daughter. But there are times when you just have to get out of the house. She then put him in his car seat and started up a little swing they had for car seats. Iron box. Then, cut out 2 fabric strips, stack them, and sew along the angled ends. Thanks for sharing, and your girls are adorable!Christawww.controllingcraziness.blogspot.com. Next, measure 13 inches down at a 45° angle from the first pin, mark the spot, and repeat to mark another 45° angle. Too bad my baby just turned one or I would have been making these. I had 2 late-fall babies. this is perfect and the fact that is NOT technical actually makes this doable for me. You have to be careful trusting second hand info especially with medical issues and the emotion involved with a dead baby. (said by someone who just made and tested it out. Thank you for a great tutorial! Now you are going to get LOTS of baby gawker attention when you are out and about!! Anyone who has never heard on one needs to Google it right now! Twisted seatbelts - Check it's long enough to secure the child car seat, and make sure you can feed the seat belt through the slits in the child car seat without obstructions. I don't mean to be rude. The cargo is not worth it. I'm with you about the Cold being a risk. I have a car seat poncho for my daughter and will be getting another this year for her. It slips on and off like a shower curtain. Installing a child car seat or booster seat. This will make it easier to remove them as you sew. Perfect and adorable solution! This is a no brainer people. Always put the car seat cover on after baby is in the car seat, and remove it before you take baby out of the car seat. I didn't like the buntings for that reason. ), and my friend loved it! Didn't stay in place and wasn't able to stand up to him (8mos old) even though it said it could be used up through 3yrs. This is genius! Also, never heard of Maple Syrup on the pacifier, but as a native New Yorker I love the idea! If possible, install a ballpoint or stretch needle before sewing your car seat cover. Infant car seats are designed to attach to a base. Wish I could travel back in time and use these when my kids were babies! You guys are so frustrating and obviously know nothing. If your baby hates his car seat, she recommends checking that the car seat straps are properly adjusted, so your baby isn’t pinched or sliding into a slouch. Oh my goodness, I just pinned this and within an hour, 41 people have repinned it!! No car seat should be altered in any way -- ie by placing items that did not come with it in it. =), I would buy a few on ETSY! thanks for the step-by-step!! Putting the coat on him backwards is fine, for the 10 seconds he'll wear it like that. Thank you so much for your blog! I made this for a good friend's baby shower. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. I'm sorry but I have to comment. I wish I'd seen this sooner- we jammed one of my chubbier daycare babies into that wooly JJCole monster all winter and he hated it! Love the blankets, and your girls are sweet. Most infant car seats now come with a dedicated installation base. That only applies to those of us who weren't in accidents. I cannot wait to make these for them. My babies were that age 7+ years ago when flame-retardant chemicals wern't such a concern. I love the "technical" part .. i do a lot of "eyeballing" and "guess-ta-mating" for cooking and so many other things that when i DO follow recipes or directions i get overwhelmed and totally botch it! Step:2 We chose a knitted fabric to make it more flexible and adaptable. I used cotton for one side and fleece on the other with cotton batting in the middle. Jersey fabric and other types of stretch knit fabric will not fray around the edges and do not require hemming. I agree with the above poster. Too bad my "babies" are 4, 7 and 15----it would have solved so many blanket/snow suit issues!!! as for the person who was wanting one for their toddler, try using fleece---it comes in a bigger width and you really don't even have to sew it, also, I was thinking for those kids that like to kick and such, you could add a button or a tie so it doesn't come undone. The seat straps will need to be adjusted at some point so be sure the holes are large enough for this or cut multiple holes. My daughter is going to love this and you were right it could be done in one sleep time.Thanks again:). If people are worried about safety, they can just make a huge hole in it so there isn't anything between the baby and the back of the seat. We've had a pretty mild winter and since we are approaching spring, I think I will make it without the batting for a thinner blanket. That made having a car seat cover CRUCIAL! what adorable babies!! Thank you for this great idea. The pattern was easy to follow and fast. Renee-I'm sorry. Love it, just made it. 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