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Guide on buying the best baby car seat covers in 2018

So you just bought some new infant car seats and then make a decision to get some slipcovers to cushion the seats so that they can have a long lasting life but are not sure which cushions will do. Or maybe you just need some replacement covers because the ones you had were not warm enough for the winter, had become old and dilapidated or were not good enough for that little angelic baby. Well, you need not worry because in this article, we will guide you on how to buy the best infant car seat replacement covers in 2018.

What to look out for when choosing the best infant car seat covers in 2018

Newbie parents are green over what covers to buy for their babies’ car seats. As oldies in this game, we have written this guide so that you know what to look out for as well as what to ignore when buying your infant car seat cover. So, here we go:

Canopy with flaps or mesh
Covers that form a canopy over the baby car seat are great since they protect the baby from direct sunlight hitting their eyes or forehead. The canopy needs to have an openable flap or mesh which can be easily opened to access your baby as well as allow good ventilation.
Fabric texture Ultra soft fabric is good so that in case it gets into contact with your baby, it does not hurt the soft skin.

Weather
While buying a canopy cover, you need to factor in the prevailing weather. If it is too cold, go for warm, fluffy fabric and if it is too hot, go for light breathable fabric.

Colors
Babies love colors and engaging patterns. Indulge them by buying multi-colored car seat covers that will keep them busy trying to learn the different patterns and floral designs.

Versatility
Your infant car cover need to be versatile so that it can be used for other purposes such as serve as a nursing shawl or stroller.

Having said that, in our review here, we will try as much as possible to look for covers that meet all the above conditions. But first things first, why would you need infant car seat covers?

 

Why you should buy baby car seat covers

1. Add a lustre to your car and entertain the baby
Baby car seat covers need to be multi-colored so as to entertain the baby and keep them busy as they try to pick out those little flower patterns on the fabric as you concentrate on driving. Bland infant car seat covers will make the baby uneasy and idle and they will try everything they can to distract you from driving.

Baby car seat covers also need to add to the beauty of your car interior and that is why it is important to choose replacement covers that complement the theme in your auto interior.

2. Maintain the quality of the infant car seat

Replacement covers for infant car seats keep the baby seat as good as new. With a good, strong fabric, you are assured that the seat will be durable and will last a very long time before it starts degenerating.

3. Warmth

Covers add to the warmth of the seats. Your baby should be the one person that you try tooth and nail to keep out of draughts and rain water. What better way to do this other than getting some fluffy, warm covers that keep cold and liquids at bay!

4. Comfort
Replacement covers for your baby’s car seat need to have extra sponge padding so that the baby sits comfortably and even go to sleep without a care of the world.

5. Prevent overheating
Your replacement covers need to be breathable and allowing the baby not to feel overheated.

6. Gender of the baby
While most people would like to argue that there should be no gender discrimination in babies, you need to start introducing your baby boy to masculine colors and the baby girl to feminine colors. Baby boy car seat covers tend to have camouflaging colors while baby girl car seat covers always go for pink and floral patterns.

7. Prevent baby from direct sunlight and insects
If you live in sunny places, you will find the baby car seat cover invaluable in protecting your baby from direct UV rays. At the same time, covers are great when you need to protect your baby from mosquitoes, flies and any other insects that might want to disturb your sleeping angel.

8. Prying eyes

Babies are not contest trophies that you want every prying eye on the road to see, are they? Well, covers ensure that not every Tom, Dick and Harry sees your baby since they will be hidden under that colorful, breathable canopy and preserve that beautiful, innocent smile just for you.

9. Nursing without embarrassment
Baby car seat covers are versatile and can also be used to cover yourself up while nursing your infant. Nursing in public need not be an embarrassing event but at the same time, you need to be discrete about the whole thing because most people would feel offended to see a woman’s breast in public since they consider it a private part. And who should judge them for such opinion? Well with a soft canopy
cover for your baby, you can cover yourself up while they are suckling without offending anyone or keeping your baby hungry.

10. Babies like sleeping while it is dark and cozy
Do not be those deadbeat parents who tie cloths on their heads when driving so that the baby can sleep. No, get those little angels a canopy that will push them to sleep very quickly.

 

#1. JJ Cole Car Seat Cover

The JJ Cole car seat cover is made of 100% polyester that is soft and gentle lest it gets into contact with your baby. It measures 10.87 inches high and 3.13 inches wide and will therefore slip into just any baby car seat. Ideal for those cold winters, the JJ Cole cover keeps your baby warm and free from cold draughts without the need for you to heap on jacket after jacket on your baby. It also has a removable top flap for breathability and temperature control when it is too hot

What we loved about it

  • The polyester material is soft and gentle on the baby’s skin
  • Warm and would be a great accessory for those cold winters
  • Universal and would fit into just any baby car seat
  • You can also get a head support, body support, strap covers and car seat arm cushion at an added cost from the same company to make your baby more comfy on their car seat.

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the flap would not hold in the wind and would therefore expose the baby to cold draughts.

 

#2. Summer Infant 2-in-1 Carry & Cover Infant Car Seat Cover, Clover

When you have a tiny baby whom you do not want exposed to the world, the summer infant 2-in-1 carry and cover would do great. It not only protects your baby from cold but also cushions your warm when carrying the baby.

What we liked about it

  • Water resistant
  • Has an arm cushion for your personal comfort
  • Wide range of colors and patterns to choose from
  • Has a sneak peek to view baby
  • Breathable material

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the material was rough on the baby, got easily ripped and did not fit into most baby car seats.

 

#3.Brica Infant Comfort Canopy Car Seat Cover

Uniquely designed, the brica infant canopy seat cover blocks away UV sunlight rays from your baby, is breathable and fits into almost all car seats.

What we liked about it

  • Easy to install
  • Protects baby from sun and rain

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the flap lies too close to the baby and might suffocate them especially when you have a playful baby on board.

#4.Bonafide Baby Car Seat Cover, Chevron with Free Stroller Hook, Grey

The bonafide baby car seat cover is made of 35% cotton and 65% polyester and is thus soft on the baby as well as breathable to prevent overheating.

What we liked about it

  • Breathable
  • Can fit into all baby seats

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the quality was substandard and would rip off easily.

 

#5.Barnaby Belle ‘Night’ Baby Carseat Canopy Covers, Girls or Boys Infant Car Seat Cover

The muslin cotton made cover has long enough straps to tuck into the seat to protect the baby from sunlight, wind, insects and prying eyes. It has Velcro straps that attach to the car seat handle making it comfortable to carry around.

What we liked about it

  • Nice patterns that will excite your baby
  • Breathable
  • Easy to wash and dry

What we did not like about it

  • Some customers complained that it was too small to cover their car seats.
  • The material is also too thin to be of any use during the cold seasons or to keep your baby warm in case of winds

 

#6.Britax B-Covered All-Weather Infant Car Seat Cover with UP 50+

When you have a britax infant car seat and want to increase the protection from direct sunlight, cold and insects getting to your baby, the britax b-covered cover will do the trick. Measuring 16” wide, 17” high the cover is big enough to insulate your baby while having a mesh makes its breathable for good ventilation as well as preventing overheating.

What we liked about it

  • Breathable
  • Protects baby from sunlight, rain water and cold draughts
  • Fits not only in Britax seats but also major brand

What we did not like about it

  • You have to remove the entire cover to access your baby
  • Poor quality material which is not very durable.

 

#7. Nursing Cover, Car Seat Canopy, Shopping Cart, High Chair, Stroller and Car seat Covers for Boys or Girls- Best Stretchy Scarf and Shawl- Multi Use Breastfeeding Cover-Bohemian Feather Floral & Arrow

If you want the perfect baby shower gift for that friend that has been very close to you for eons now, the nursing cover cum shopping cart cum high chair cum stroller cum car seat cover would do. It has ultra-soft fabric that protects your baby from insects while at the same time keeping them warm during those cold seasons. The fabric is breathable meaning that your kid does not have to feel as though they are being baked in an overheated oven.

What we liked about it

  • Breathable material
  • Soft fabric
  • Versatility since the product can be used as a nursing cover, shawl, high chair or even car seat cover.
  • Has peeking space so that you can monitor your child to see whether they are napping
    or awake.

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the quality of the material was substandard and as such it easily got holes after a few washes
  • There were a few customers who complained that it was not as breathable as claimed and would cause sweating.

 

#8. 2 in 1 Carseat Canopy and Nursing Cover Up with Peekaboo Opening

Your baby boy needs a peekaboo seat cover that protects them from all harsh weather, give them a dark, cozy space to nap and can also be used to nurse your baby while covering yourself up for discreteness. The peekaboo cover is highly breathable with multiple tiny holes
throughout the cover preventing your baby boy from overheating. The minky fabric is baby soft so that your infant will not be hurt in case the fabric gets into contact with their tender skin. If you live in cold areas, the canopy is just great for such weather since its fabric is rather thick
to protect baby from colds. They come in multiple colors and as such, you can order the one just right for your baby that will complement your car interior colors.

What we liked about it

  • Highly breathable to prevent overheating
  • Provides warmth and would do great for cold winters
  • Easy to wash and dry
  • Comes in a wide range of colors and as you can choose what is right for your tastes.
  • The flap opens easily so that you can monitor your kid

What we did not like about it

  • There were complaints that the fabric is rather too thick for summer and thus your kid would sweat due to too much warmth.

#9. Baby Nursing Cover Car seat Canopy – Breastfeeding Scarf, High Chair, Shopping Cart, Stroller Baby Car Seat Covers for Boys and Girls, Stretchy Multi Use Infinity Scarf Shawl

When it comes to versatility in breastfeeding your angel discreetly in public, carrying your baby while shopping or in car seat covers for infants, then the baby nursing cover canopy gets the trophy. Unisex, the cover is multi-colored so that you the mommy looks suave while the baby is thrilled by the many floral patterned canopy that covers them. The cover is hypoallergenic thus safe on your kid’s skin. It protects them from prying eyes, harsh weather and those curious flies that are ever trying to get into contact with your baby’s skin. The fabric is machine-washable, highly breathable and would do well in protecting your baby from cold draughts.

What we liked about it

  • Floral beautiful design
  • Versatile
  • Unisex
  • Breathable

What we did not like about it

  • Not so good for cold weather or strong winds

#10.Baby Nursing Cover & Nursing Poncho – Multi Use Cover for Baby Car Seat Canopy, Shopping Cart, Stroller, Lengthened Size Provide 360° Full Privacy Breastfeeding Protection-Baby Gift

Nursing your baby or carrying your baby in your car need not be a public affair. No, the baby also needs their privacy. It is for this reason why the baby nursing cover poncho which would also do well as a car seat canopy is necessary. Highly breathable and safe to use, the canopy
covers your baby from prying eyes while keeping cold and small insects at bay. The poncho is made of ultra-soft fabric that is gentle on the baby’s skin.

What we liked about it

  • Other than working as a car seat canopy, the poncho allows you to breastfeed without any embarrassment whatsoever since the baby is well covered from the public Soft fabric

What we did not like

  • There were complaints that the material is not pure cotton and therefore not very breathable as advertised on amazon. Mothers found that their babies were sweating too much.

#11. Kids N’ Such 3 Pack Bundle of Geometric Multi Use Car Seat Canopy, Triangles Car Seat Canopy, and Arrow Nursing Pillow Cover | Best Baby Shower Gift for Breastfeeding Mothers

If you want to buy a seat canopy, triangle’s car seat canopy and nursing pillow cover, then the 3 pack bundle from Kids N’ Such got you covered.

What we liked about this bundle

  • It allows you to nurse your baby discretely, cover them up while travelling as well as
    have a pillow cover so that the baby feels comfortable while suckling.
  • Wide range of colors to choose from.

What we did not like about it

  • Costly

#12. Baby Car Seat Cover – Nursing Cover – Stroller, Carseat Canopy Cover for Girls and Boys –
Infant Car

The moody park cover will for one fascinate your kid with its beautiful star constellation that keeps them engaged and busy for a long time before they make that bored wail. It is multi-function and can be used as a canopy cover, nursing shawl as well as a safety product to keep away flies, mosquitoes and dust particles that might get onto the baby.

What we liked about it

  • Beautiful black and white constellation keeps the baby engaged
  • Breathable fabric
  • Easy to take on and off
  • You can never go wrong with Kids N’ Such who have won the Mom’s Award for a number of years now
  • Machine washable.

What we did not like about it

  •  It is thin stretchy material would not do too well for cold seasons.

Wrap up on infant car seat replacement covers

Keeping your baby safe from germs, harsh weather and prying eyes should be a primary concern for any driving parent. Having written this review, it is our hope that you will be able to make an informed buy after reading it. We have tried as much as possible to avoid the talk about price because when you want the best for your baby, nothing, not even cost would deter you from getting just that.

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