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Old 12-08-2016, 02:40 PM   #1
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We are in serious need for a coat for the baby that he can wear safely in his carseat.

What do you all recommend?

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Old 12-08-2016, 03:35 PM   #2
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http://themonarchmommy.com/2016/11/2...car-seat-coat/

That's the only one I've seen that's carseat safe. With my two year old I have him wear it to the car and take it off before I buckle him in.
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Re: Baby coats

So... bad mommy here, but I thought the reason coats were unsafe was because they might compress in a crash and thus allow room between the straps for a child to slip out or partly out. So I thought coats that don't compress were fine. We have a London Fog coat I got at a consignment sale that is fleece lined and windproof but has no puff to it. We've been using it in the car seat 😱
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Old 12-08-2016, 03:47 PM   #4
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So... bad mommy here, but I thought the reason coats were unsafe was because they might compress in a crash and thus allow room between the straps for a child to slip out or partly out. So I thought coats that don't compress were fine. We have a London Fog coat I got at a consignment sale that is fleece lined and windproof but has no puff to it. We've been using it in the car seat 😱
Youre not a bad mommy! This sounds like the kind of coat I am looking for. Something thin yet warm.
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:26 PM   #5
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I thought thin fleece was acceptable. Have the rules changed again? I can't keep up.

My friend made her kids car seat ponchos. Fleece but the flip over the straps like the coat pictured does.
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Old 12-08-2016, 08:25 PM   #6
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We used homemade car seat ponchos for the first couple years and then moved to thin fleece jackets once the kids could walk and help put their own gear on. We have Columbia and Lands End varieties. We do have to adjust the straps just slightly (same change as going from a thin t-shirt to a sweatshirt) but there is nothing to compress in case of accident.
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Old 12-12-2016, 10:27 AM   #7
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Carter's and Oshkosh have pretty good deals on fleece jackets right now
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We are using a car seat poncho as well this time around.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:59 PM   #9
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Re: Baby coats

Ds is four months. We use force blankets over his seat straps and sometimes a thin fleece suit with a hood. It's Columbia brand. Is that bad? No issues with compression, I checked.

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Old 12-13-2016, 09:14 AM   #10
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Fleece suits or jackets are fine. No puffer jackets or bulky winter coats. We get the bulky winter coats with zip out fleece liners. I keep the winter coats in the car and the kids wear the fleece liner in their car seats. That way they have a big warm coat if they need it when we get to our destination


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