*I was sent a Buckle Me Baby Coat in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. To read more about this click here *
I recently stumbled across Buckle Me Baby Coat’s Instagram account, and immediately knew it was something I needed to get and try for my daughter! Buckle Me Baby Coats are a safer option than puffy winter coats, while your child is in their car seat! Car seat safety is SO important, and having your child wear a normal winter coat in the car seat is NOT safe. (Source) Puffy winter jackets put too much room in between your child and the harness, almost 4 inches of extra room! These 4 inches can be LIFE or DEATH in an accident!!! Please, if you’re still using puffy coats on your kids in the car seat, stop. This leads us to the car seat coat struggle every mom faces during winter.
So, what CAN you use to keep your kid warm AND safe!? Fleece jackets are okay (not very warm) or just wearing a hat and gloves in the car, with a blanket. There options are doable, but what about getting in and out of the car? Or if you have a kid like I do, she won’t leave her gloves and hat on for longer than 2 minutes. Also, it’s reaaaaaally annoying when you have to get your toddler’s coat on and off (once you’ve gotten them out of the car seat) in 15-degree weather, with them screaming and crying. With that being said, as a mom, anything that is safe for your child AND makes life easier is a WIN in my book!! Insert Buckle Me Baby Coat: you put the coat on INSIDE of the house, and unbutton INSIDE of the car seat, and your child is able to leave it ON! It’s genius! The front panel unsnaps so that you can buckle the harness directly on your child! Say whaaaaat???!
So, how does the coat work!? Buckle Me Baby Coat has a front panel that opens at the sides and shoulder, leaving the shoulders and chest area bare! This allows the harness to lie flat and snug against your child! Check it out here
I know you’re probably thinking right now “but are they safe!?” And the answer is yes! BMBC is safer than a traditional coat, and have been crash tested at an independent University crash test facility! The facility not only outperformed traditional puffy coats but also tested similarly to no coat at all! Buckle Me Baby Coats have also been evaluated by CPSTs who loved the design! Interested in seeing the crash test footage in action? Click here
Dahlia, the owner, and creator of Buckle Me Baby Coat is a mom herself, and very serious about car seat safety! She worked with CPSTs, firemen, and first responders who physically examined the coat and found it to be a safer option to the puffy winter coat and similar to no coat. BMBC was also recently reviewed by Carseatblog – checkout that review here
Overall, we really like Buckle Me Baby Coat, and think it’s a great option for my daughter staying warm, and safe in the car! I love that the coat is meant for everyday use, in OR out of the car. Having a practical coat for my toddler is amazing! Sterling doesn’t fight putting on this coat like all the other jackets we’ve tried, which is a plus! The coat is super simple to use, and comes in multiple colors and sizes! Check out all the fun colors here Sterling has the “Indi-Go-Go-Go”, the quality of the coat is fantastic! I love that BMBC offers free shipping, AND has 30-day return policy! (You won’t want to return it though, trust me!) We are really pleased with Buckle Me Baby Coats, I would suggest it to any friend! You can use the coupon code Let-It-Snow to save $10 bucks until 1/31/18!