Best baby safety car seat accessories according to redditors

We found 208 Reddit comments discussing the best baby safety car seat accessories. We ranked the 107 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Rear facing car seat mirrors
Auto seat back kick protectors
Baby seat adapters
Car seat protectors
Car seat canopies & covers
Car seat chest & harness clips
Car seat cushions
Car seat head & body supports
Car seat liners
Car seat attachable storage & organizers
Car seat strap & belt covers
Car seat sun protection
Car seat travel bags & carts

Top Reddit comments about Child Safety Car Seat Accessories:

u/apinkelephant · 26 pointsr/beyondthebump

My kid was born in September, and she spent the entire first winter dressed in fleece footed pajamas basically all the time. Kept her plenty warm and it eliminated dealing with keeping socks on. Once or twice I got a comment about how she was "not dressed" since she wasn't in pants and a shirt I guess, but I had no fucks to give about that.

As far as going in the car, if you're using a bucket car seat, I cannot sing the praises of this style of car seat cover enough. It's 100% safe because nothing goes behind the baby or under any straps, and it's constructed like a winter coat so it's very warm. And it's basically effortless to use. If it's extremely cold you can even tuck an extra blanket underneath it.

u/IveCreatedAMuenster · 15 pointsr/BabyBumps

One thing on my "to get" list that friends have highly recommended was a car seat cover, and NOT the kind that interferes with the harness. I am getting one that is kind of a shower cap that goes over the car seat, I read this is better because jackets / snow suits / blankets that go under car seat straps can reduce the effectiveness of the car seat in an accident. Plus, if it gets warm in the car, it should be easier to pull the cover off.

This is the one I am planning to get:

u/rckid13 · 11 pointsr/flying

I didn't really have any aviation related gear as a CFI. I had my headset which was way too expensive for my girlfriend to want to buy me, and I used a Jansport backpack from high school as my flight bag.

Once I got to the airlines my 'gear' increased immensely. Since I'm on the road a lot I have two of everything. Two of each toiletry, two razors, two phone chargers, two pairs of running shoes. I've forgotten things so many times that now I just keep one set of everything in my overnight bag, with a separate set at home and that way I can never forget anything on a trip.

For strictly flying related expenses I have an Aerocoast EFB bag, luggage works suitcase, nice sunglasses, a backup power brick, an anker 5 port charger, this incredibly expensive spork, some window shades, a pen recorder because passengers are idiots. Other than the sunglasses, I didn't need any of that as a CFI.

u/cramias · 10 pointsr/vandwellers

These are pretty effective for ventilation while keeping insects out:

The weathertech rain guards work well when the issue is rain rather than bugs. With these installed you'll be able to crack all your windows even in the rain. In combination with a fan or two to promote air circulation and you'll be in decent shape:

Also, having recently done a similar build out in the back of a subaru outback, consider as an option simply sleeping on the floor of the vehicle. 2/3rds of the floor get reserved for your mattress, while the remaining 1/3 is used for cargo (along with all foot wells, the passenger seat, and also a cargo box on the roof). I originally considered the raised sleeping platform with storage underneath, but in a crossover every inch you raise your sleeping platform is an inch of headroom you lose. I found it worth the trade-off of letting go of a little cargo space to make my sleeping space more comfortable. With a cargo box on the roof you should have plenty of room.

If you haven't already run across it, the YouTube channel "SUV RVing" has a lot of great info for suv and crossover build outs.

u/Lechiah · 8 pointsr/BabyBumps

No thick layers between baby and the car seat straps. And no aftermarket products that claim they are ok underneath baby either unless it's from the car seat manufacturer itself.

Thick fleece foot pjs are great, plus a hat and mitts. Blankets on top of the straps, including winter car seat covers are fine, we have this one and it works great because you can cover the whole thing while you're actually outside (especially handy when it's windy).

u/shirley0118 · 8 pointsr/beyondthebump

I had a January baby in DC and he never wore his coat. I recommend a car seat cover though... this was the one we used: car seat cover

u/magnitudeintheattic · 7 pointsr/DecemberBumpers2017

Something like this is a safe way to have your child covered in a carseat. General rule is don't have them in heavy snowsuit or too many layers under the carseat straps. Too much compressible fabric is unsafe!

So this one that goes around (not under) the carseat will be good. Depending on where you are for winter you can also tuck a blanket over the straps and under the cover.

We did a fair amount of baby wearing in the winter, where he would be inside my jacket (I had a zipper extender) inside the Ergo.

How are you traveling with your kiddo? Car, walking (babywearing), walking in a stroller, public transit? All of these could require different layers.

u/Tbond222 · 5 pointsr/TeslaLounge

I have 7 and 2 yo daughters. The 2 yo is in a car seat and the 7 yo in a booster seat. I bought the kick mats and car seat protector for both seats. Bought these for my wife’s Hyundai Ioniq and my Model 3. The seat protectors help keep the car seat from making indentions in the seats.

u/fizzlediz · 5 pointsr/beyondthebump

My LO was born june of '17 and we live in the northern midwest. It gets really cold here but we usually have pretty mild winter in November. These are the things we used/did.

We used a jolly jumper artic cover for his carseat. It kept him warm when going to the car from inside and vice-versa. He used his bucket carseat until May. We didn't have to mess with the logistics of keeping him warm in a convertible seat.

His daycare would take him outside if it was over 20° so we got him a Columbia fleece suit to wear outdoors. Similar to this one.
Hats and mittens were instantly torn off so the hood and hand covers were perfect.

He pretty much lived in carter's fleece sleep and plays. They kept him warm and comfortable. Some people don't recommend fleece because it isn't breathable. We never had an issue with overheating and we used a fleece sleep sack too.

Last year's flu season was terrible. He couldn't get his flu shot until December and the first year they get two shots a month apart. We basically were hermits last winter. My husband and I both got our flu shots in October to try to give him as much protection as possible. We didn't get the flu but dang he brought some bad colds home from daycare. That was definitely something I didn't prepare for. Get a coolmist humidifier, a nose frieda, saline spray and boogie wipes.

Edit: We had hand me down jj cole carseat cover. It added warmth but it was pretty much just a loose blanket that didn't secure to anything. I had horrible anxiety about loose blankets. The jolly jumper cover secured open above his head so I didn't have to worry.

u/DeuceFour · 5 pointsr/parentsofmultiples

We traveled a few times with our twins... We used these and it made our life way easy. Check your stroller when you check your bags. Just use those with your carseats to get them to the gate. They will let you board first cause you "need more time and help" so you can get them strapped into the plane. If you take a stroller you have to put it through the xray machine... Pain in the ass!! Car seats are easier. Just take your baby out, put carseat through xray... then put baby back!

u/icanhascake · 5 pointsr/breakingmom

So, here's what we did when we potty trained our older toddler.

The rewards he stopped asking for after a while, and when he was older we let him pick something from the "surprise bucket" at the end of the day if he'd been dry and went without complaining all day.

Nap time/night we tried with and without nappies, went with nappies until he was consistently dry for a few weeks as he was too stressed otherwise.

We had a few hiccups with toilets out, but it was mostly ok. We did get a folding toilet seat/potty and it's been very useful a handful of times. I'd do it if it makes it easier for your kid. Toilet training is more psychology than physical imho.

For the car we got a little seat protector that fits around the seatbelt. Like this.

u/AllAboutJake · 4 pointsr/TeslaLounge


I am using these:

So far, every time I remove the car seats I haven’t seen any obvious evidence of damage. Though this isn’t often and they pretty much have been installed for most of my year of ownership.

That said, I don’t look to hard for damage and I’ve kind of resigned myself that this is a car that’s going to get wear and tear, not a garage queen.


u/thataverageguymike · 4 pointsr/BMW

These booster seats fit perfectly in the back of my 128, so they'll definitely fit in an M3. I also bought 2 of these seat protectors to go under them. I take my kids to school everyday and they love my car.

u/jmp485 · 4 pointsr/Ultralight

I've used THIS CAR SEAT COVER for traveling with my pack and have been very pleased with the result. Slide your pack in, cinch it up, and you're done. TSA recognizes them so they don't freak out and tear things apart. PLus at under $11 with Prime, they're pretty cheap

u/CaptCurmudgeon · 3 pointsr/daddit

I've done long road trips and we took our 4 month old from charlotte to newark on the plane in November.

Air: Be prepared to act like a sherpa, security is going to take a while. There are often family lines that allow you to skip the main junk so someone can help with all of the extra stuff like a stroller, and car seat, etc. There are red gate check bags that are worth buying because they make it easy to spot and we noticed our stuff came out first & unharmed.

Try to get a bottle going right before the flight, my kid passed out right after and stayed asleep for most of the flight. Bring things you can use as suckers to help with the ear popping.

Car: Make frequent pit stops, every hour and a half worked for us. Sometimes her mom had to sit in the back to soothe her. That probably won't work for you, so stopping often will help everyone. It'll just take a while to get places. Sucks, but you gotta do it.

u/pinkerly · 3 pointsr/Mommit

Can check the car seat for free. They sell gate check bags online that can help protect the seat. If you take your stroller, I would get gate check bag for it. When I flew with our stroller they just threw it down a shoot onto the ground. It got pretty messed up.

u/PM_me_NTSBreports · 3 pointsr/flying

- Portable chargers

- Extra phone cables

- Sunglasses

- Bluetooth Headset

- Extra AA Batteries

- Sun Screens

-Small Lint roller

u/RiverSongsHair · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

For our winter baby, we got a warm carseat cover like this one (there are cheaper ones out there too). Makes things easier when transitioning through the cold.

u/DirtyTesla · 3 pointsr/TeslaLounge

I use something like this although I don't remember the exact brand and honestly I haven't taken the car seat off to check the condition of the seats.

Some places say it makes the car seat less safe, but I'm not sure how that's possible, it's still anchored firmly.

u/ernieball · 3 pointsr/beyondthebump

We just flew Delta with my son last week. They were great with our luggage, but I'd still recommend putting your checked items in a bag. There's just so much... crap... and debris... and elements on the plane.

For our umbrella stroller (Summer Infant 3D Lite) I used this check bag and it worked great. We wheeled my son around the airport in the stroller once we got through TSA and right up to the gate - stuffed it in the bag and left it at the door. It was waiting there for us when we got off the plane.

Sounds like you're taking a full sized stroller/travel system? I'd go with this bag for the stroller, and then this one for the bucket seat.

The bags are super thin, so they're not going to protect your items if they get tossed around - but they will save the fabric from grease/oil/gunk.

u/Antagony · 3 pointsr/askscience

I suppose these must be a scam then? Weird then that after fitting one to my car I went from getting zapped every time I got out of it to never getting zapped at all.

u/dannihrynio · 3 pointsr/Parenting

If she is considering taking a car seat these are awesome!

u/Sociallypixelated · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

Warm weather resident here. I've never heard of anyone removing the car seats for weather reasons BUT it is common to protect the car seats from getting too hot for the baby's sake.

Passenger sun shades and blankets over the car seat prevent baby from getting burned on the exposed plastic and harness. I've seen this type of cover a few times during the summer heat waves as well.

Edit: changed link to amazon, in case you wanted to buy it

u/sweetright · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We bought something like this because here in Texas it gets dang hot.

u/daftlycurious · 2 pointsr/Wrangler

You could get some kind of flexible tubing (like a vacuum cleaner tube) and attach it to one of the vents then attach the other end in a way that it points at your child.

Edit: apprently this exists already.

u/bova80 · 2 pointsr/WRX

I got these covers as they matched with the red stitching. Also, got a cover for the back of the seats too.

Car Seat Protector 2 Pack for Child Car Seat, Auto Seat Cover Pad Under Baby Carseat –Best Protection for Your Leather Seats

u/MrsSullivan · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I'm in MA as well. I found this car seat cover really helpful with my son (note: it fits great over a Chicco Keyfit 30).

My house often gets warm late at night, so we did use a decent number of short sleeved onesies in the winter. My son also had some issues with heat rash/temperature regulation. Therefore, my best advice is to always layer your little one, even in the winter.

u/finitemind · 2 pointsr/Buyingforbaby

We had a similar problem and found that this one ( Brica Baby In-Sight Mirror, Gray works for us. It has several options including tether but as part of that it has a moldable wire and fabric adjustment for the angle.

u/ServantofShemhazai · 2 pointsr/Parenting

In that case, what about this one?

Chest Clip Guard for Car Seat

u/ms_nibblonian · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I second the recommendation for a Scenera Next. It's very, very light and easy to install both on planes and in cars. I even travelled with my daughter alone and used it on a plane and it wasn't bad at all. I used a luggage strap to hang it off her stroller, then moved it to hang off my backpack to get us on the plane, and now that she can walk better, I could just carry it and direct her. I've also gotten it around airports by attaching the tether and LATCH straps around carry-on size rolling luggage using a carabiner, basically a DIY version of this.

I'm a big fan of having the child in their own seat. Checking a car seat in anything but its box can risk damage that you may or may not even be able to see, and there's also a risk of your child getting hurt if not in a seat. The first time I flew with my daughter we hit really bad turbulence and it would have been terrifying to have had to try to keep her from getting thrown into the ceiling. Instead, she was safely in her seat and slept through the whole thing.

Another thing to note is that some flight attendants know nothing about car seats so if your child has their own seat, be prepared to explain that you can use a car seat, and if you use the seat rear-facing, that that's allowed by the FAA too. Car Seats for the Littles has good information and links for that. I just bookmarked the relevant airline and FAA links and referenced them the one time someone tried to give me trouble about it.

u/infinitelywittyname · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

When I lived in GA and NC I saw these a lot:

u/Karebear921 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1.) [Something that is grey.] (

2.) [Something reminiscent of rain.] (

3.) [Something food related that is unusual.] (

4.) [Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)] ( For my daughter, so she doesn't melt in the car.

5.) [A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!] ( Well, I haven't read this one yet, but I read her last book, Me Before You, a few months ago and LOVED it.

6.) [An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related!] (

7.) [Something related to cats.] (

8.) [Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it.] (

9.) [A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why?]
( Because Colin Firth.

10.) [Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.] ( Well, if I had to survive on my WL items alone, I would surely die. BUT, I figure this could at least come in handy to cook over open fires and it is the most weapon-like thing on my list.

11.) [Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals.] ( Gotta get off the baby weight!

12.) [One of those pesky Add-On items.] (

13.) [The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?] ( Maybe not my dream item, but the most expensive for sure. My husband and I love biking, but right now I'm sidelined since we have a 1 year old. This would let us all go!

14.) [Something bigger than a bread box.] (

15.) [Something smaller than a golf ball.] (

16.) [Something that smells wonderful.] (

17.) [A (SFW) toy.] (

18.) [Something that would be helpful for going back to school.] ( If you are going to school to become a baker.

19.) [Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.] ( Making my own sprouted nut butters!!

20.) [Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand.]
( Because tiny Super Friends in cars are awesome for raising a baby nerd. (On a related note, this question made me realize that I am boring and practical.)

fear cuts deeper than swords

u/pschlick · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

A good alternative for warmth are the covers that go over top the car seats. I had one with my daughter. It is a soft material inside and a swooshy material out with elastic around the edges to just cover over her with a little face hole in the middle. I would just use it for when we were outside between the car/inside and then take it off!

Something like this

JJ Cole Car Seat Cover for Infants, Graphite

u/Omulae · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

Middle =)
In our case, the hospital nurse installed it for us. They even gave us the car seat, actually.
And get one of these:
they are lifesaver

u/minicpst · 2 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

A lightweight mirror can fix this. $12, it won't hurt the child in a crash even if it detaches, and you can see the child in the carseat.

u/wrxdad27 · 2 pointsr/subaru

Had the wrong brand, here is the link!

Brica Deluxe Kick Mats, 2 Count

u/obliquely_run · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump
u/Jbaltp · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

This one is rugged and padded, we have used it for two years - I use it whether we gate check or normal check the seat. It also is just big enough to fit the small convertible car seat we bought for travel for my now almost 2 year old.

u/KOTJMF · 2 pointsr/Audi

>My baby car seat base unit slides a little bit.

I bought one of these to protect the leather on my A4. This way I don't get hung up on damaging the leather, and I can get the car seat base straps really tight. It's crazy what you have to do to really get them to not slide around. I ended up sort of kneeling on mine and applying a lot of my body weight as a I pulled the straps tight. Even after that, a family member who works for child protective services checked it and said it wasn't tight enough :P. My advice would be get something like the protective mat I have, and go to town getting your seat base in there as tightly as you can. Then check it a few days later and tighten again if you can.

Glad you're digging the car, the A4 is super nice!

u/theresonly151 · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting
u/DDotJ · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

A good car vacuum and Tesla All Weather Floor Mats would be good. You can use kick mats to help protect the back of your seats from being kicked. Microfiber towels and window cleaner would be good to have to wipe all the tiny fingerprints off the window too. Good luck!

u/guinnessmom · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

I bought mine on amazon.

u/holliberri · 2 pointsr/CautiousBB

Yeeeppp... Some of the yogurt in my fridge is due after I am, haha :)

I've heard "put baby in whatever you're wearing plus an extra layer" about 1000000x since getting pregnant.

Having a car seat cover is also a good idea. We're getting this one: - it has really good reviews.

u/VoodooBat · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Got these from Amazon for my Model X front seat backs: Brica Deluxe Kick Mats, 2 Count

$16 for two. Fits and works great since I have the glossy seat backs.

u/WaffleFoxes · 2 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

You're doing the Lords work.

Similarly for baby showers: I always get car seat sun covers. Here in Phoenix nobody realizes what a joy it is to put your kid in the car and not scald them. $8 and I still use mine near daily 4 years after my kid was born.

u/Best_Annie_NA · 2 pointsr/FocusST

I have 2 little ones. I have a 6 year old and a 10 month old. One of my first purchases with my car was seat protectors and kick mats over a year ago. Would highly recommend.

Brica Seat Guardian Car Seat...

Brica Deluxe Kick Mats, 2 Count

u/Miroet · 2 pointsr/TFABGrads

It's like a shower cap that goes on over top of the car seat and zips up just where you put baby in. Prevents any drafts from getting in without putting any bulk on or behind baby. We get temps down to -40 and snow, so I wanted baby covered... But nothing that would interfer with the straps. I think this is the brand of one I got

u/mat101010 · 2 pointsr/teslamotors

Myself and a number of other owners have opted for this cover that goes under the car seat. That said, the white seats are super easy to take care of - I don't consider this a must-have and not all car seats are designed to work on top of a seat cover.

I do think some sort of cover for the seat backs (protecting the back of the diver's seat) is a must. Perhaps something like this

u/High_volt4g3 · 2 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

The Noggle - Making the Backseat Cool Again - Vehicle Air Conditioning System to Keep Your Baby / Children Cool and Comfortable When Traveling in the Car - Works with Most Vehicles - 8ft, Black Ice

u/thesongbirdy · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We were given this one as a gift. Lasted four months before the suction cup devices broke in half during a car ride and freaked out the baby.

We now have these in our car and they are working out pretty well. It has been hot here and they are still sticking up with no problem at all. You get three in one pack, which is real nice.

u/ak716 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

We had this for a car seat cover and loved it-

Jolly Jumper Arctic Sneak-A-Peek Infant CarSeat Cover With Attached Blanket, Weatherproof - Black

Also Halo makes nice warm fleece Velcro swaddles. We also had a small thermometer in baby’s room to make sure it didn’t get too cold.

u/CornDoggyStyle · 2 pointsr/Lyft

Oh, in that case, look into an A/C extender or maybe a couple car fans. Stay cool!

u/mike1866 · 2 pointsr/phoenix

They sell a expandable hose/tube that extends from the ac vent to the back seat on Amazon or at the baby stores. You could also make one with a dryer vent duct tube from home depot. I'm trying to make one where it blows through the car seat onto the child's back so my kid won't sweat so much. Tint the windows or get more window shades if your trying to decrease the sun.

The Noggle
....Sorry on mobile

u/catchatorie · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Dress the baby in one more layer than what you're comfortable in. It's been a cold fall for us so far, here is how we dress our baby:

My husband and I sleep with a comforter this time of year, so baby goes to sleep in a long-sleeved onesie and a halo sleep sack/swadler.

The sleep-n-plays, pajamas, and footed fleece Carter's onesies are all basically the same thing and thats what I dress her in during the day (although my husband prefers a long-sleeved onesie + pants and socks). I don't swaddle her when she naps during the day (too much swaddling can slow down motor development), but I'll use a light swaddling blanket tucked in tightly around her in the bassinet. When we leave the house I do a similar thing with the blanket over her car seat and we have a more heavy-duty car seat bunting for later in the winter.

u/klemoyne · 1 pointr/Parenting

Also, if you want to keep the carseat for the plane (or gate-check it), you can get something like this which turns it into a roller-board / stroller. We used to wheel our toddler around, strapped into her car seat, with one of these.

Of course, using the Uber X car seat option is also good.

u/wildfauna · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We don't bring our base, but we use this bag and check the car seat. If you want to bring your base, it can fit the base in it! Plus I always put diapers or coats on top of the car seat (since it flies for free...might as well use up that space!).

u/Swaggrid · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

Eventhough i'm not convinced those powerlined could induce such a charge in your bike (I need to mention that I'm no electrician or something) but maybe something like this thing
Could be useful. They're used on cars and ground it (eventhough widely doutbed). But u may wanna try this (I'm pretty sure u can mount it somehow to your bike touching the ground).
Not sure if it works but could be worth a shot

u/13qazwsx · 1 pointr/Wrangler

We had the same issue and just made sure two of the vents were always pointed towards the back seat. We considered getting one of these:

but did not.

u/WinterSucks5825928 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Window baby shade

Blasting AC for a few minutes before loading LO into car

Place large ice pack in baby seat when baby ISN'T in there

Reflective seat cover $4

The last one is highly dependent on your car setup but it's the Noggle $47 hose to extend from the vent to the car seat.

u/insidia · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Just get one of these: Then you never have to think about this again.

u/cmcg1227 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

That's awesome!

Since its $500 though, I will add on a suggestion that would be not quite as cool, but much cheaper. You can buy car seat travel carts, like this, this, or this, and use them with the car seat you already have.

u/recercar · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Yeah that works too! I just like this changer because it's a pad that holds about 4-5 diapers and wipes in a neat little container where they seemingly never dry out, and there's some space for extra clothes and snacks in the zipper pockets. It's the only thing we take with us when we go out, road trips, day trips, flights, trains... Everywhere. So convenient.

Here's the strap I'm talking about:

I practiced putting on a couple of times at home, and was pretty much a pro. Last flight, my kid was sleeping, so I successfully strapped her onto the suitcase on the plane without taking her out of the seat. You're not "supposed to" let children sit in the seat while it's strapped, but I'm guessing that's in case your suitcase can't handle it, mine did just fine.

I'm guessing your little one won't be in a bucket seat by then, but if so, and you don't already have one, a cabby is great and you can usually get one used for nothing, $50-100 new at most.

Also seconding the nap time flights, especially with a separate seat. Works very well!

u/Gluestick05 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

They make dollies for car seats that might be what you're looking for! Here's one, there are others.

u/reddilada · 1 pointr/camping

Something like this shade. Just picked at random so not a recommendation. Search for car bug screen. They have ones that have little awnings and some that are pretty plain. They basically slip over the window frame. I've heard of people just getting a screen at Lowes and sticking it on with magnets. Napier makes kits that fit completely over the back hatch. Some people like them as it gives you a bit more room, but not very stealthy and at that point you might as well just pitch a tent.

Exped makes nice mats, but size will probably be an issue. Your best bet is to hit a hardware store and get some bulk memory foam that you can cut to fit.

Two people in a Vibe is going to be cozy. Remember you have to put all your stuff somewhere while you are stretched out. You can pick up a regular old Insta-tent for less than $100 at Walmart and throw in a nice double air mattress or cots and call it a day. If it's raining or you want to stay a bit somewhere it will be loads more comfortable. The insta-tents go up and down really quick.

u/Laurlyn · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

Uppababy sells travel bags specifically for their car seats and strollers, so that’s what we have. But something like this should also be helpful:

u/shewee · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

Here you go!

Few other things I found while digging in my Amazon orders:

u/CassiePEI · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We have one like this and it works great, the kids can even sit on the seat while you roll it.

u/GIS-Rockstar · 1 pointr/photography

I have a contraption that runs the AC flow to the back seat for my toddler. It's so hot and humid out lately that AC is a must and it ends up significantly chilling my camera below the dew point. I've been running medium-warm air through this and I set this up to blow over my camera/bag for a few minutes before I start my night sessionsand it has helped immensely. Allowing the rig to acclimate can help, but it gets tricky when the ambient temperature is already closer to the dew point, and at that point hand warmers are a better option to ensure your camera stays warmer than the air temp.

Check your local weather service office at for the latest forecasts and tools to find this info for your intended location. Most offices have a great Facebook and Twitter presence and include that info in forecast graphics that they post several times a day.

u/deadair210 · 1 pointr/SubaruAscent

Got my Ascent (Limited 8P) last month and I’m interested to see what people mention here. I’m particularly interested in keeping the cargo area organized and not rolling around.

I got some Brica seatback kick mats to protect the back of my seat from my daughter’s shoes. I recommend them - they’re fairly sturdy, they do their job, and they can be easily moved from car to car.


u/floydianpulse · 1 pointr/teslamotors
u/weeeenr · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We check our car seat in with the rest of our luggage so we don't have t haul it all the way to the gate. We use this bag and our car seat comes back in perfect condition. It also has straps so we can wear the bag and still have free hands to push luggage.

u/SingingLobster · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I live in the northeast. We haven't done any outdoor activities, so the most baby is outside is to and from the car in his seat or stroller. We got a fleecy carseat cover like this and baby wears a little fleece bunting suit that has a hood, mitten, and footie covers. No bulky snowsuits because those are unsafe to strap baby in the seat with! I add a little blanket over him too before zipping the carseat cover. He is toasty but not sweating in there, and you can always open the carseat cover or remove the blanket if baby seems too hot.


I see a lot of people around here wearing baby in carriers, and baby is often wearing a fleece bunting or a coat and a warm hat.

u/DaPinkKnight · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

We are as far north that we are practically in Canadian. For our kid we have her wear baby hats to keep her head warm and a car seat cover does well. They do have snow suits for babies 0-3 months and up if you are going to play outside. Just don't put them in the car seat with a jacket on it compromise the safety by not allowing the seat belts to be as snug around the baby. Since my baby is only 2 months we just have her in long sleeve outfits with pants, socks and hat. And we then have the cover over the car seat which keeps the wind and cold out when going from outdoors to indoors.

Car seat cover:

Snow suit:


u/protomor · 1 pointr/beyondthebump
u/sameasaduck · 1 pointr/Parenting

If you’re bringing the car seat to the gate, could you get one of those straps that will attach it to your carry on roller bag? Like this

Disclaimer - I’ve never actually used one of these, just seen them!

Have you ever tried peeing with your baby in the carrier? It should be possible. I’d practice at home and plan on that for peeing on the plane.

u/kpgirl0212 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I got one of These

Either way if you don't bag it up somehow it will prob get dirty. I didn't want to have to worry about cleaning the seat after arriving.

Always ask the gate agent about booked flights. I wasn't allowed to use my seat on the plane but always get my own row. I just tell them I'm worried about the baby disturbing people. They also carry the car seat and stroller for me when I check them if I ask for help.

u/flantagenous · 1 pointr/breakingmom

Yep, we have this cover and it helps a lot! It's only $4. You could also just use any towel or blanket, really, so any metal bits aren't directly in the sun.

u/Jbird8282 · 1 pointr/Parenting

We bought these to gate or baggage check our carseats. They don't actually work too well for baggage check but do a great job for gate checking to protect against dirt. (They're soft-sided, though, so don't expect them to protect against anything more than dirt).

u/Nomeii · 1 pointr/Ultralight

I have a 60L pack and this car seat cover gets the job done. JL Childress Gate Check Bag for Car Seats, Red

u/freemoney83 · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I used this and LOVED LOVED LOVED it!
(I have no idea how to do links)
BTW, I took a state certified car seat class and they said it was fine to use. Its the covers that go under the baby that are not ok to use
EDIT: Nevermind, it linked itself!

u/rnatho · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I have used this one and it worked well. J.L. Childress Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag, Black

u/laxpanther · 0 pointsr/WaltDisneyWorld

I agree with everyone saying leave the seat at home, since she'll be traveling as a lap infant, there's really no need for the extra weight and handling necessary. However, if you decide to fly again in the next 3 or 4 years, once she'll need a real ticket, I'd highly recommend using the carseat in the airline seat for tons of added comfort and a bit of parental sanity. It's a burden to lug it through the airport though so if you do decide to bring a car seat, might I recommend one of these

GO-GO BABYZ TRAVELMATE Car Seat Travel Stroller for Toddler Car Seats

I have the older model and it's pretty awesome. I keep it strapped to the seat the entire flight, including wheeling my kid around the airport and down the plane aisle like Cleopatra on her lectica. Can't wait to use it again this trip, it saved headaches with both kids ready to bolt through the airport at inopportune moments - we're considering a second one, though I think the almost 5 year old might just maybe be able to handle herself....maybe not.

As for strollers, we rent from one of the local businesses that deliver to your resort when you arrive and you leave it with the bell cap when you depart. It's $75 for the week, for a double city mini (or your choice of similar), and I wouldn't dream of bringing our good strollers to fend for themselves with airline handlers, at least when traveling to Disney, because of the amenities they have (magical express, room on busses, etc)

u/Marneysmommy · 0 pointsr/beyondthebump

I took his pants/shorts off before I put him in and cranked my AC on high with the middle vents pointed towards the back of his carseat. When I could see the air moving the tag on the back that's when I knew I had the right angle. Other than that he grew out of it at about three or so months. I've seen ducts on amazon( that you can put around your vent and the other end goes above the carseat. I don't really have much advice to offer, unfortunately.

u/Milo_Moody · -2 pointsr/Parenting