Wow, what a season! It's only November and, with sales going at the current pace, we will definitely be OUT OF STOCK of Small ponchos before the end of the year.
Colors and/or sizes that run out will, unfortunately, not be re-stocked until the end of next summer (August 2015), ten months from now.
If you've decided that the Car Seat Poncho is your choice to easily keep your little one safe and warm, please order now. Don't be left out in the cold (literally, sorry for the pun).
NOTES: The Small sizes will sell out of all colors before the holidays. We are especially close to running out of Small Charcoal Black and Small Charcoal Navy. We have only *2* left of each, and I am pretty sure they will be gone by the end of this week.
Proud of my CPST work today: While installing an infant seat for a pregnant couple, and I see a sippy cup in the back seat:
Me: "I thought the baby wasn't even born yet." Mom: "Not till December." Me: "Oh. So whose sippy cup is this?" Mom: "My older daughter." Me: "Oh, I see. What does she ride in?" Mom: "Well, she's twelve..." Me: (started to nod as if I realize what she's going to say...) Mom: "...but she's handicapped."
Immediately my supervisor and I look at each other. Dad taps mom on the arm and says, "Oh, maybe we should ask about that thing..."
Mom's eyes light up and says, "Oh, YEAH, that thing..."
Turns out their older child is handicapped. That "thing" in the trunk was an EZ On vest. While I took care of the infant seat install, my supe took over and took them through everything they had to know and had to do to get the right tether anchor, how to use the vest, other things they should be aware of with an SN child, etc. I don't know any of the background (type/degree of handicap or what the 12 year old had been riding in before), but the end result is that not only will the newborn ride safely, but big sister will, too.
I'm so glad I had my detective eyes on this morning and asked that one little question!
To find a car seat installation and check-up event near you, visit safekids.org.
Wishing you all safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving (and Thanksgivingkuh)!
If you have a genuine Car Seat Poncho that your child has outgrown (and you are willing to part with it), consider posting it for sale. Our own web store is sold out, completely. Demand is strong right now, and not only can you free up some space and score a few extra bucks, you can save the sanity of moms who are sick of hassling with coats and blankets, and keep some sweeties safe and cozy in their car seats!
Whether you are ISO or have one FOR SALE, I strongly recommend posting on the Swap board of Carseat.org. Other options areyour local mommies’ board, Craigslist, Baby Center, Car Seats for the Littles, etc.
Note: GENUINE CAR SEAT PONCHOS are made of two layers of high quality, anti-pill polyester fleece and feature a high quality reversible, fully separating zipper.All genuine Car Seat Ponchos have branded labels on the inside and outside (pictured above).They are manufactured professionally and are NOT home sewn. No wobbly neck lines, uneven hems, or "poncho face," which can make your toddler really, really angry. You know, angry in that particular toddler way...
The Car Seat Poncho is the best way to keep your baby safe and warm in the car seat, and the perfect alternative to a bulky winter coat. It's loved by moms, media, and bloggers -- and recommended by safety experts across the country.
Donna Eng, the inventor, is a NHTSA-certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. She has been an entrepreneur since 2005, after a long career in advertising and market research. She is a mom to three, wife to her one and only, and definitely a "what if and why not?" thinker. This blog features her observations on ponchos, politics, business, safety and other random thoughts relating to being an inventor, business owner and mom.
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