I don’t know about you guys….but I kinda panic a bit when I take my newborn baby to the store. Babies are definite magnets and I think they omit some sort of radar to all humans, especially the sweet older humans (ha!)…..and they immediately want to take a peek at that teeny tiny baby you are carting around. I have done it hundreds of times too, so I totally get it…..but what makes me panic, is that some of those well meaning humans like to touch brand new babies with their less than sterile hands. Ha! I know, I know….babies are so incredibly sweet and it’s hard to resist touching them, but I guess especially because Max was sick for the first few weeks of his life and in the NICU for a while, I was extra cautious about germs around him. So, with Max more than my other babies, I kept him covered while out in public at all times, with a Stretchy Car Seat Cover.
Have you seen these Stretchy Car Seat Covers?? I’m sure you have….they’re kind of everywhere! They’re a slightly curved tube of fabric that stretches around the car seat, creating a cocoon-like barrier around your baby. But not only do they serve as a car seat cover, they also double as a NURSING COVER…..yes!!!
Oh, and if you’ve looked online or in the store to purchase one, they can run about $30-$40…..which is a little insane, when you can buy enough stretchy knit fabric to make your own for about $5-$6. And at that price, you can make a second one to have as a backup (while one is washing)….because if you’re like me, you’re using it All. The. Time.!!!!