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I am expecting a wintery winter babe sometime in November, and have decided that the safest way to bundle him in the car seat would be to get a car seat cover of some kind. So far, the one that looks the best to me is this one: <a href="http://www.babypolargear.com/infant_car_seat_cover.htm" target="_blank">http://www.babypolargear.com/infant_car_seat_cover.htm</a> , but I haven't done that much research yet. I'm guessing most of you with summer babies haven't had to think about this, but maybe there are some moms with last winter's babes still hanging around here. I wish I could find a wool one, but so far no luck. We have a britax companion, if that makes a difference.<br><br>
Any other brands of car seat covers to recommend?<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
Lex
 

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I personally prefer the ones that fully surround your baby, that way it keeps in more body heat and they arn't sitting on cold plastic.<br><br>
I like these ones <a href="http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2266848&cp=2255983.2256187.2256192&pg=1&parentPage=family" target="_blank">http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...entPage=family</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I personally prefer the ones that fully surround your baby, that way it keeps in more body heat and they arn't sitting on cold plastic.</div>
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I agree that that kind would be cozier, but you're not supposed to put anything between the baby and the car seat.<br><br>
I am hoping that since the britax seat has a lot of padding, and we'll be keeping it in the house, the seat itself won't be too cold most of the time. It'll just get cold when we leave it in the car when we're out and about. . .<br><br>
Sometimes I just wish I could have had a summer baby, but I suppose then I'd be worried about him overheating all the time, lol.<br><br>
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those ones have actually been tested in seats, and show no difference in the safety of the seat. its all in their info on the product.
 

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If you read the standards that those accessories have suppodely been tested to, you will notice that there are no regulations for aftermarket accessories:<br><br><a href="http://carseat.org/Legal/91_213sum.pdf" target="_blank">http://carseat.org/Legal/91_213sum.pdf</a><br><br>
Anything that goes between the harness and the baby or the baby and the seat is NOT SAFE. Period.
 

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The nuzzler looks very nice but it's very expensive! I bought a not so nice one, used from the trading post, and it kept baby G plenty warm (even though it was totally ugly!!!). So I think as long as you are getting a top cover only, anything will work. So it's all about what you like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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with dd we had one like a ?lid? over the seat that had a face hole and zipped open to put baby in elastic held it on the seat.....kinda like a glorified blanket over top of seat.....seen several wahm types on e-bay. It was not between baby/seat/or straps so it should in no way affect safety...and It helped keep strangers away from baby.
 

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Lexbeach, you are absolutely right! The one you have chosen is the SAFEST way to keep your baby warm in the winter months in their seat. What you want is a cover like the one you've chosen that goes over the seat. Even places like Wal-Mart sell them so you have a wide variety to choose from. We just had a cheap one from WM and it worked great for Evan.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Unless they have been tested by the manufacturer of the SEAT in EVERY seat they make the product for, they are NOT safe to use. Like someone mentioned there are no rules regulating aftermarket products so just b/c they say it was 'crash tested' means nothing. I actually felt a Bundle Me yesterday as I was looking at baby things and it's WAY too thick to put behind a baby in the seat. In a crash that layer will compress and cause the straps to become loose and the more layers in the seat, the worse it becomes to the point where baby can be ejected from the seat.
 
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