With baby boy’s due date approaching, I’ve been thinking about some of the gear I’d like to buy before his arrival. Since we just had a baby sixteen months ago (!!!), our shopping list is pretty short. But with a January 4th due date, I think a car seat cover will be a necessity. Not only do I love them because they keep baby warm, but they also protect them from germs and, of course, overly friendly strangers.
Here are eight infant car seat covers on the market, from lightweight options for the warmer months to warmer winter options, and everything in between. No matter what climate you live in, we’ve got your baby covered.
1 | Skip Hop Stroll & Go Car Sea Cover ($34.99)
A new release from Skip Hop! It features an ultra-plush fleece fabric to keep baby cozy toasty warm and elastic edges that secure it to any infant car seat. The collar can be opened or closed, and it has a zip-off front flap, so you don’t have to remove the full cover to access your baby. (If you’ll be attaching your infant car seat to a stroller, there’s a matching hand muff you might like!)
The Boppy Multi-Use Cover works as a car seat canopy, nursing cover, shopping cart cover, and a highchair cover. One side is made from a cooling mesh fabric and the other with a UPF 50+ full knit coverage on the other.
3 | Bebe Au Lait Muslin Car Seat Cover ($35)
A breathable, lightweight muslin cover that is ideal for warmer weather to protect baby from the breeze or sun. The front zip closure can be partially opened or fully opened to access the baby easily. Plus it folds into a pocket for easy storage.
4 | 7AM Enfant Car Seat Cocoon ($70)
Think of this one as a puffy coat for your infant car seat (but safe!), protecting from both wind and rain. It features a central zipper and two side shoulder zippers to allow for easy access to baby. And best of all, it’s machine washable and dryable.
5 | Copper Pearl Multi-Use Cover ($24.95)
I love items with multiple uses, and that’s what I love about the Copper Pearl cover! Use as a nursing cover, shopping cart cover, or as an infant car seat cover. The lightweight material will keep the baby protected from the elements without overheating them, and the stretch fabric makes it a breeze to put on without disturbing your baby.
6 | JJ Cole Car Seat Cover ($29.99)
This option is the most popular winter car seat cover on the market! It has a soft, cozy fleece on the inside and weather-resistant nylon on the outside. Plus, the top flap can be unzipped or removed to adapt to the weather.
7 | Acrabros Car Seat Cover ($39.99)
This stretchy car seat cover can be secured to the car seat with four snaps on the handle. It has a large, zippered opening to access the baby, and a mesh covering that folds down from the backside pouch to provide the baby with fresh air while protecting from bugs. Plus, it folds away into a carry pouch.
8 | Aden + Anais Car Seatt Canopy ($19.99)
A lightweight, breathable canopy in classic Aden + Anais cotton muslin for warmer weather. Easily attaches the car seat with snap tabs.