Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Gear Must Have: Car Seat Canopy

Okay so this isn't strictly a "must have" for those on a budget but a car seat cover is certainly one of the nicest things to have, as I'm discovering the second time around.  With ER we just tucked a blanket over her or lay one over the carrier and tried to keep it in place the best we could.  This is SO much better!  It protects the Baby from the weather and gives him a nice warm place to slumber while we're out.    I like the peace of mind it also gives me, when we're in stores and someone is sneezing or coughing nearby, because with it on I feel it's less likely that those germs will get to him.

Ours is from Kit Carson Blue and Brenda was just a pleasure to work with.  Her original listing was for a canopy without snaps but I really wanted some way to take a peek at him, without possibly waking him up by lifting the whole thing up.  Plus it's nice to be able to open it but still have little more protection from the elements on the side.  Brenda happened to already have a pattern for the snap design on hand and was happy to make some modifications for me.

I also had my heart set on the cover being made out of this super cute discontinued fabric from Riley Blake.  It's extremely hard to find.  I'm so glad she was able to get some to make ours, and the lining is pretty adorable too.  The whole thing has a super cute jumbo rick rack border, and you know I {heart} rick rack!  Brenda was so nice to work with and her car seat cover is very high quality and beautifully made..  I highly recommend you check out Kit Carson Blue.

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8 Friends Said:

MaryAnne said...

That is a seriously adorable car seat canopy, and I love the snaps!

He is seriously adorable, too =)

blueviolet said...

I love the idea of being able to peek in there, while still keeping him protected!

Nichol said...

I also did just the blanket and wish I had a cover. He is just precious, and this seat cover is adorable.

Tara said...

Very nice idea! As it gets cooler out, maybe I'll look into something similar.

Jenny said...

That fabric is awesome and the snaps are a great idea!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love it and the fabric is so cute! I wish I would have found these when my girls were babes too..I did the 'ol baby blanket trick too...lol

Nancy said...

That car seat cover is so cool. We didn't have anything like that when my kids wee babies. Katie, your little guy is just adorable. Take care of yourself.

Scrappy Gifts said...

That's a cool version of the canopy! I love them! When we're out visiting friends' houses too, it's nice to put my baby in there when she's sleepy and put the cover on and usually she's out. Then other kids know not to bother her too.

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