So many things that we do for kids today are different from what was done even 5 years ago. Safety and technology has come leaps and bounds in keeping our little ones safe in many ways.
One of the things that I and many other people never knew was that babies and toddlers wearing puffy jackets strapped in car seats are not safe. The straps are nowhere near tight enough to keep them safe in the even of an accident. There is so much air around the stuffing of a puffy jacket, that even if you think it is strapped well it is not.
To test if your child’s jacket is too bulky, strap your baby into the car seat, coat and all. Unstrap — but don’t loosen the harness, take the coat off, and strap your child in again. When you strap your child back in jacket-free, you shouldn’t be able to pinch the strap. If you can, your kid wouldn’t be secure wearing that puffy jacket.
Thankfully the Birdy Boutique found me right before it started to get cold here! They sent me the most beautiful poncho to use for Delilah this winter so that she is safe and secure in her car seat. With her being only 22 pounds at 2 years old, everything we can do to keep her safe we will do.
I was so impressed by the quality of the poncho that Birdy Boutique sent me, the sewing was impeccable, all the seams were enclosed so that you don’t have to worry about scratching or even sensory kids having a problem with them. The fleece was soft, yet lightweight and we wont have to worry about it being too hot or too light.
I am almost excited for the cold weather to come just so we can use this poncho every day! When you are a parent or a grandparent you worry about the kids safety, and this is one less thing that you need to worry about. Makes a perfect gift for the holiday season as well.
I love that these ponchos are MOMMY MADE: Designed in the USA by a small company in Michigan! Dozens sold to happy moms and dads all while supporting a mom owned Michigan-based business!
UNIQUE: Custom printed fleece! Every pattern you see on our ponchos was carefully thought out, designed, and printed just for Birdy Boutique. You won’t see these patterns or fleeces anywhere else! The ponchos also come in one size, the poncho fits kids 6-12 months old in a car seat and up to 4 or 5-year-old walkers in their convertible car seats, growing with them!
Keep them safe and keep them warm! Check out the BirdyBoutique.com website and their social media!