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10-04-2006, 02:01 AM
I have read that you are not to use a winter coat or other bulky clothing with the convertible car seat. That said, how do you keep your toddler warm both in the car and outside?

I am thinking of getting the LL Bean trail model fleece coveralls. Do I also need a winter coat? What a footmuff for the stroller e.g. the JJ Cole Toddler Bundle Me?

Thank you

10-10-2006, 12:35 PM
We just brave the cold (usually we are parked in our attached garage at home so not a big deal) and hustle out to the car. Coats get put on when we get to our destination. The car warms up very quickly and I can use a blanket on him if it's really cold.

Unless you live somewhere bitterly cold that LLBean outfit will work well. You may pick up a less expensive coat at Old Navy or Target just in case.

By the time ds was walking we rarely used the stroller so no real thoughts there. A very active toddler probably wouldn't love being tucked in, even if just at the feet, though. Good idea though and it could work very well for your child.


11-07-2006, 10:04 PM
Two years ago, I was asking myself this same question! Because I couldn't find anything that would keep my son warm in his car seat AND be safe to use with his 5-point harness, I ended up having to design something myself.

You're right; if you read the fine print in any car manual, they say children should not wear thick coats when riding in car seats. If there were a crash, the coat would flatten into a thin layer, and the child could slip out of the harness and be thrown out of the car seat. It's pretty scary to think of it!

Keep searching. I know there is a product out there...