Some manufacturers make relatively inexpensive one piece fleece outfits.
Shop Our Store
Michelin-man-style snowsuits might be fine for sledding, but in the car, they can be dangerous. In a crash, that extra bulk will compress, leaving a too-loose harness, and leaving the child inadequately protected.
One option is to have your child take her coat off before she gets in the car. No problem—just look for something car-seat-friendly.
That might be a sweater, fleece jacket, or a packable down jacket. Those two jackets look pretty similar, but you can see how different they really are. In the first photo, my daughter is wearing a Snozu jacket. Without the jacket, the harness had no slack. In fact, before I took the picture my daughter had been in the seat with no jacket. The second coat is another story. There was a lot of slack in that harness! Last year I got my daughter a Snozu jacket , pictured above.
This particular jacket squished down into almost nothing, so it was perfect for the car. There is a similar Snozu jacket available at Costco this season, that has a thin layer of fleece inside, but still works well in the car.
Just keep in mind that jacket styles can change from year to year. Many have also said good things about the North Face Moondoggy. Another option is the Buckle Me Baby Coat which we recently reviewed. The Gap primaloft coats are the best!
That is what I have bought for my daughter every year. Can someone honestly explain this to me? For the record I do put my kids in their seats without coats in Canada. There was a coat taking up that area. No more then a bulky sweater would. It really feels like an unnecessary precaution. Lori- the issue is primarily when the harness straps are loosened to fit the uncompressed bulk of a thick jacket.
The jacket should be compressed like you said, and the child might be a little tight but otherwise it should still restrain them correctly. The problem is when the harness is loosened considerably to comfortably fit a thick, fluffy jacket.
Combined with other types of misuse, this can be a serious issue in a crash. Is Layering a hazard? Do the layers cause bulk? The good rule of thumb is the same with any jacket or layers of jackets or even bulky sweaters. Make sure the harness is adjusted correctly with the child wearing a typical shirt.
Once they are wearing their layers or jacket, you should NOT loosen the harness. The reverse test also applies. If you have the child in the carseat in a jacket or layers of jackets, then take them off and see how the harness fits with just a normal shirt. Not all jackets take up the same bulk and force you too loosen a correctly fitting harness in order to fit the child. As a tech, I have used the Zutano elf suit. For the snouza, their snow suits would work the same in the car seat?
Dog walker with a7 month old dreading winter! I wear him with my babywearing coat on but the getting him bundled enough after the ride and unbundled after the walk was dreadful the little preview I got last year. We just bought the Costco Snozu coats for our 22 month old and 8 month old for this coming winter with the thought they would be perfect for their car seats.
My question, since I have never owned a down coat and these feel pretty thin, are they actually warm enough for playing outside in cold temperatures? The North Face Thermoball toddler jacket is amazing. I prefer it over the Puff-Ball as there is no hood to get in the way. And, they make an infant version too with flip-over hands!
You flip the back of the poncho up so there is no extra clothing between in the back, and you buckle the car seat under the front of the poncho. I ordered some shirts for my sons birthday and we love them. Ok, I did order some pretty expensive stuff, but still, good job guys.
Will definitely order from you again. Very high quality and great designs. He has a Yo Baby one too… I have told all my Greek friends with babies about your site! I was skeptical about purchasing anything because the last few times I ordered from other companies I got ripped off to say the least. I will admit when I was told how long it would take for the shirts to get here after I had already paid I was a little uncomfortable.
To my surprise the shirts were sent FED EX requiring a signature it made me mad because it took me 3 days to catch up with the driver to sign for the package. Lol I figured it would be just regular postage. When I opened the box I about fell out. The quality of all 3 shirts was immaculate. I was unaware that everything would be embroidered which was wonderful I was expecting silk screen prints. The shirts for the boys even had a little FB FratBrat design embroidered on the back of the shirt.
My shirt was done excellently as well. My wife pointed out to me that they even embroider stuff4greeks. You may see it as an advertisement but I see it as quality. Like Denzel in American Gangster.
With baby girl rain buntings and snowsuits, baby rain jackets and systems jackets, plus all the outerwear accessories to match, baby’s set for snow days, cold days and everything in between. With baby boy rain buntings and snowsuits, baby rain jackets and systems jackets, plus all the outerwear accessories to match, baby’s set for snow days, spring showers and everything in between. Coats & Jackets Complete the look with our selection of luxury baby coats and jackets for little ones. Featuring a range of stylish and unique staples for both baby boys and baby girls, our collection includes traditional duffle coats for wrapping up warm, lightweight denim jackets for a contemporary look, practical raincoats to protect from a downpour and much more.