by Beth L January 05, 2016

The first winter after we started catbirdbaby, we had a realization: the winter carrier covers on the market then only fit narrow-based carriers. This was 2005-06 and there were not nearly the options available then as there are today! We developed the first babywearing cover that was specifically designed for wider-based, ergonomic baby carriers, accommodating a baby’s legs when seated in a carrier in the typical “M” position you see in many carriers today.

Our All-Fleece Carrier Cover in Steel Gray/Black with a pikkolo in front-facing in carry

With our carrier cover you can also snap it over the top of your carrier (will fit any two-shouldered wide-base baby carrier) before you put it on. Then it’s easy to use in a back carry, and to just tuck your child’s feet in after you have the carrier on and properly adjusted.

Back Carry in Winter Cover

Winter Cover Microfiber and Fleece

But beyond babywearing, our carrier covers area are also excellent for use in car seats and strollers. Especially in car seats, their strength is that they do not interfere with the car seat’s intended function as they do not go behind the baby and the seat, or between the baby’s body and the straps of the harness. Depending on the width of your car seat’s top bar, you can snap the flaps of the cover over the bar, or tuck baby’s legs into the pocket and then tuck around baby’s body (after dressing in layers).

Cover snapped over Chicco infant car seat

Cover snapped over Chicco infant car seat



Cover tucked around baby

Cover tucked around baby

Recently, Dr. Alicia Baer, aka “The Carseat Lady” included our cover on her blog as a car-seat-safe option for winter warmth, as well. Although the same safety concerns regarding compression are not present for strollers as with car seats, our covers can also be used as a stroller blanket. And since they fit kids’ legs up till age 2 or beyond, they even make a great lap blanket in the car seat for toddlers/preschoolers.

Our carrier cover can be used with your stroller (Phil & Ted's jogger pictured)

Our carrier cover can be used with your stroller (Phil & Ted’s jogger pictured)

Our covers are available in two versions: All-Fleece, which is an outer layer of 200 weight polar fleece with a 100-weight microfleece lining. Our Microfiber version has an outer shell of water- and wind-resistant microfiber with a 200-weight polar fleece lining. All are one size fits up to approximately age 2 (about 37-8″ tall) and featured an elasticized foot pocket for your child’s feet/legs.

Shop our Winter Carrier Covers here!

Beth L
Beth L


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