Minnesota Mom gives it Two Thumbs Up!
Jul 13, 2010
Review by shucksnugget
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Very warm, Sturdy Zippers, Washable, Universal fit for car seats
The Bottom Line: I would absolutely recommend this to anyone living in any place with cold winters. Cold springs and falls for that matter! It is much less cumbersome than traditional bunting.
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 Lakes....that are frozen for 7 months out of the year!
Recommend this product?
We registered for the JJ Cole Bundle Me and we could not have been happier. Bunting is a MUST in Minnesota. We didn't want to have to mess around with a traditional bunting that the baby actually wears. When your baby is 0-3 months there is little need to remove the baby from the car seat unless you are indoors anyway so something that attached to the car seat was definitely the answer.
Little is required and it is very self explanatory.
-The top portion simply zips to the bottom portion.
-There are two zippers, one for each side.
-The bottom piece is shaped like the car seat and has two elastic bands that stretch around the car seat for a snug fit.
-On the bottom piece there are velro attachments to form fit perfectly around the carseat buckle so you do not have to sacrifice coverage in any area of the bunting.
We used this solid for about 5 months. For the first 4 we kept the top piece on and zipped our son in every time we used it. The zipper comes up just high enough that you can fold the top piece down when babe is in the car. For the last month that we used the bunting we used just the bottom portion for comfort and zipped off the top and used a lighter blanket as it was warming up outside.
This is very washable. I have run it through the wash 6 times, once before initial use and once a month there after. As with most shearing it became a little matted but the last time I washed it I used "dryer balls" when I dried it and it fluffed up the shearing again.
The zippers are heavy duty. We never had any trouble with zippers getting stuck.
We originally registered for the dark blue color but who ever purchased it accidentally grabbed the Taupe color. With the regular washing it stayed pretty clean, even in our dirty MN winters!
This is super seriously very warm. There were some days we would get our son out and he was even a little sweaty. I never had to worry that our babe was too cold!
We will be using this for our next babe!
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