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Car seat footmuff

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MrsLianeB Wed 14-Aug-13 20:33:54

Bought a raincover fore my cabriofix off amazon and noticed they sold footmuffs specially for the car seat and wondering if they are worth investing in or not.
I was just planning on putting baby in a pramsuit on cold days and blankets if need be. Would this not be suitable? (sorry first timer)

thisisyesterday Wed 14-Aug-13 20:48:01

no, you shouldn't use any coats etc in a car seat. if you are in a crash they can compress, leaving the straps loose.

I just used blankets... added bonus that you can take them off if it gets too warm in the car

twojues Wed 14-Aug-13 21:11:09

The car seat footmuff is different to having a coat on.
The car seat straps go through the back of the foottmuff and then you strap the baby in and then the top goes over the baby.

I have one for the babies I look after. It's great because the baby has a babygro and cardigan on and then the footmuff (undone) for the car. I then do the footmuff up and clip the car seat onto the pushchair to do the school run.

I found it really good. The babies are lovely and warm.

thisisyesterday Wed 14-Aug-13 21:20:51

i meant no to the pramsuit not the footmuff smile

Wearegoingtobedlehem Wed 14-Aug-13 21:25:55

I had one, which I used for both dds, and they are a godsend ( mine was for a cabriofix) they wear incredibly well and reduce the need to layer baby up to keep (thick layers and coats being against advice for safety in car seats)

Love mine, really did, handy easy and still looked like new 2 babies in.

Tbh my one went to a friend and is now redundant again, so if you want a 2 nd hand one in the storm/ charcoal colour give me a shout wink

RandomMess Wed 14-Aug-13 21:28:10

Found them brilliant, mine opened down the front so yes had it undone when in the car/house but shut and snuggly when out in the cold.

ALittleBitOfMagic Wed 14-Aug-13 21:28:22

Definitely invest in one . I had one for my cabriofix last year and it was fab !

twojues Wed 14-Aug-13 21:43:21

Sorry, thisisyesterday. I didn't read your reply properly.
I read it after I had posted.
Definitely a no to the pramsuit

YoniBottsBumgina Wed 14-Aug-13 21:45:54

YY you must not use coats in a car seat as they make the straps too loose even if you pull them tight against the coat.

Personally I never found I needed a footmuff for the car seat as I just tucked blankets around DS when it was cold but perhaps if you had a particularly "kicky" baby then it would be useful?

thisisyesterday Wed 14-Aug-13 21:47:59

it's ok, mine did sound as though i was saying no to the footmuff.

i got distracted halfway through writing it (that's my excuse anyway)

MooseBeTimeForSpring Wed 14-Aug-13 21:57:51

The rules are different here in Canada. Anything that goes between the baby's back and the car seat is massively frowned on.

lagoonhaze Wed 14-Aug-13 22:34:20

I would use a morrck hoody. I really loved mine!

MrsLianeB Thu 15-Aug-13 12:55:33

Thanks everyone will look to invest in one for the winter!

YoniBottsBumgina Thu 15-Aug-13 14:26:46

I know you have to be careful with the footmuff being too thick behind the baby, Moose, you're right. I think it's supposed to be okay if it's okayed by the manufacturer though which the manufacturer's own one would presumably be?

cupoftchai Sun 18-Aug-13 16:21:41

i just used our cosy toes from the buggy. one was a britax, the other a kaiser (lucky hand me down!). didn't think of the fabric being too padded behind baby, oops. was really handy when using the car seat on buggy chassis though

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