Carseat Poncho

03/11/2009 at 07:45 AM ET

The Carseat Poncho ($40) was invented by a mom in New Jersey who was tired of hassling with bulky coats. It’s a hooded, fleece poncho with a zipper up the front. Simply put it on the little one before leaving the house then unzip it to snap her into a car seat or stroller. You can even remove it without unbuckling the harness.

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Anna on

It’s cute but the price seems high for such a simple product. Great idea for mam’s to make themselves.

Kirstin on

OMG that is an amazing idea and how CUTE are these??????? Oh I must have one!!😉

brooklyn on

I think this is a great idea, but it is usually not the fleece jackets that I struggle with when it comes to getting my kids buckled…it is the heavy, warmer winter coats…cute though!

CarSeatPoncho on

The Detroit Motherhood Examiner said that the Car Seat Poncho was “worth every penny…much nicer than anything I could have made myself.” Many moms have raved about the quality workmanship and what a terrific value it is. Our ponchos are manufactured by the same sewers who produce clothes for Motherhood Maternity and Pea in the Pod — brands which demand nothing short of perfection! In fact, for moms who have made their own ponchos and are disappointed with the results, send us a picture and receive a 10 dollar coupon! See the VALUE page on our website, and feel free to contact us for more information.

Heather on

It may seem like a simple product, but that’s where the simplicity lies. The hood is sewn in, the fleece is heavy-duty and soft, the zipper is that chunky kind that zips very easily from either top or bottom: it’s a quality product that I certainly couldn’t replicate on my sewing machine. The Car Seat Poncho is a great solution for keeping your kids warm in the car without compromising their safety. My dd loved it when she tried one on.

Stephanie on

So adorable, I think it’s a great idea, simple and easy. I love it. It would look adorable with these Little Laundry rain boots I just bought my daughter, http://www.chineselaundry.com/indShoe.asp?type=b&store=k&id=1792&sess=03110982954401916

Of course, I’m in SoCal, It’s not raining but they’re great when she wants to run around in the backyard in the mud or what not. They’re only $24! I can buy two Little Laundry rain boots for the price of one poncho. haha.

Nic on

To the previous poster who mentioned that the struggle comes more often with heavy winter coats – this is intended to replace heavy winter coats! It is INCREDIBLY unsafe to leave a child in a winter coat beneath a harness of a car seat – products like the Car Seat Poncho allow your child to be properly harnessed while keeping warm!!

Lisa on

Ok, so, it’s a poncho with a zipper? Doesn’t seem that innovative to me. A regular poncho can just slip off over the head. It also doesn’t seem to be very useful with winter weather, since the air can just get up underneath it anyway.

Andrea on

As previous posters have mentioned, bulky jackets in car seats are unsafe. This video explains why:

Lisa, the zipper is so that you can buckle the harness with ease. Not all children would sit still while you have something covering their face – such as a regular poncho.

SB on

This review should include that bulky winter coats are not safe to use in car seats due to their compression in a crash. The coat will compress allowing enough slack for the child to easily slip out of the harness.

Lisa on

It’s a lot easier pulling something over my kid’s head than getting them to stand still while I zip up a piece of fabric that I’m trying to secure around their neck! I’m all for supporting local products, and being from New Jersey, I just think this is defintely a product that would not be worth my time, and especially money. In case you are not aware, you are supposed to tighten the straps of the car seat once your child is secure.

Boston Limo Service on

An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was doing a little research on this. And he actually bought me breakfast simply because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to talk about this topic here on your blog.

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