Your children are probably angels, right? They never make messes or spill anything or leak through or throw up in their car seats? And so, you have never been out in the garage climbing all over the car trying to remove the covers and cushions and pads of your car seat to wash them (only to realize they are not actually machine washable). You have never placed all of these items in the washing machine on the delicate cycle anyway, and then prayed that it would all come out “okay.”
Well, your children may be perfect, but mine are not. CW has a gag reflex of epic proportions. He has “christened” every car seat we own leaving a lingering smell that makes me feel ill any time I get close. MD is our champion diaper soiler. He leaked through his diaper and clothes to stain the car seat more times than I care to count. There has to be an easier solution, right? Thankfully, there is.
Nomie Baby was created by a mom of three who struggled with cleaning her car seat liners, and decided she’d had enough wrestling. Nomie Baby was formed. The car seat covers and stroller blankets are machine washable (and dryer safe). The cover is made of a silky material next to your child’s skin, a comfortable padding to help absorb spills (and other things), and a wicking material treated to make it waterproof! The stroller blanket is made of a super-soft fleece material on the inside and a quilted wind-resistant material on the outside. Both slide on and off with ease, and are designed for any kind of strap (the openings have Velcro openings to adjust as needed).
While MD is too big for the infant stroller blanket Nomie Baby was nice enough to send me, I still stuck him in it. You will notice that he is unhappy in the photo (see, my children are definitely not perfect!)…however, that had nothing to do with the cover. He was hungry and sleepy. Later, when I didn’t have the camera, he was happy as could be inside the cozy blanket. And, I’ve caught him rubbing his hands up and down the car seat cover.
I highly recommend both the stroller blanket and the car seat cover. I found the Velcro a little difficult to get just right for the car seat, but still much easier than dealing with the actual car seat cushions/covers. On my amazing Mamas and Papas Sola stroller (see here for my review of the stroller), I could not put on the stroller blanket and still lower the shade for MD, but it worked fine on our umbrella stroller and I’ve seen it work just fine on my friends’ Maclaren strollers.
If you need a great baby gift idea, consider a Nomie Baby infant or toddler car seat cover and an infant or toddler stroller blanket. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will probably do a little dance the first time your child makes a mess of that car seat and you just pull off the cover and stick it into the washing machine without another thought.
Kristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and new baby brother MD.
Kristin and MD received a Nomie Stroller Blanket and Car Seat Cover for purposes of review. As always, all opinions are Kristin’s and her boys’ and were not influenced by anyone.
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