Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two SMALL Returns


If your child is shorter than 34 inches, and you want to buy a Car Seat Poncho for him or her, you might be in luck!

We just received two returns:  a SMALL LEOPARD poncho and a SMALL ROYAL/CHARCOAL poncho, from parents who felt they were too small for their children.

They have been inspected, approved and (just this second) uploaded to the web store!  Click here to see them.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Almost Sold Out

As the temperature drops across the country, ponchos are flying out the door.  Sold-out colors and sizes will be re-stocked in August 2015.

Believe us, we wish we had a thousand more in every SKU to keep up with your wonderful demand, and next year we will have plenty to last from first frost to last (snow)flake.

In the meantime, our Facebook page is down (great timing, roll eyes).  While we address the technical issues, subscribe here to stay up to date for any new developments.

Happy holidays to all!  Stay sane while shopping (or stay home and shop online), and thanks for loving the Car Seat Poncho!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Please Don't Wait -- We Will Sell Out In 2014!

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.

Thank you all!!!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

UPDATE: Medium/Large Ponchos


OFFICIAL UPDATE FOR THE CAR SEAT PONCHO STORE:

Our new, re-designed and renovated store is up and running! 

We are now taking pre-orders for Medium/Large Ponchos in the Charcoal series:
These colors can be pre-ordered as of tonight, 12/21/13, 10:30 p.m. Eastern time, and will ship on 12/30/13.

All other Medium/Large colors and all Small colors will be available some time during the week of 12/30, and will ship on January 3, 2014.

Thank you so much for your patience and THANK YOU for choosing the Car Seat Poncho!



Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"So whose sippy cup is this?"


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)!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Girls' Colors Sold Out till 2014


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 are your 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...
 
One of the most important features of a genuine Car Seat Poncho is that it does not have a drawstring.  Drawstrings are illegal for children’s clothing and have been linked to several cases of child strangulation and death. 
 
Good luck to all who are searching and all who may sell.  Post on our Facebook page if you have success!

Monday, November 18, 2013

That's It -- We're Sold Out Till 2014

Believe me, I wish I had a thousand more in stock to sell to everyone who is trying to buy one!  Whew, though.  What a whirlwind, amazing season.  Thank you, moms, dads, CPSTs, safety experts, Car Seat Ladies, bloggers, Baby Center, CarSeat.org ...
 
... we couldn't have done it without you!

Friday, November 15, 2013

WANTED: Genuine Car Seat Ponchos


Wow.  Sales have been, frankly, FANTASTIC this season, but the down side is the many, many parents who still want – no, NEED(!) -- a genuine Car Seat Poncho.  No imitations.  No home sewn experiments.  No wobbly neck lines, no thin dime-store fleece. 
 
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.  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 are your local mommies’ board, Craigslist, 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.  One of the most important features of a genuine Car Seat Poncho is that it does not have a drawstring.  Drawstrings are illegal for children’s clothing and have been linked to several cases of child strangulation and death. 
 
Good luck to all who are searching and all who may sell.  Post on our Facebook page if you have success!

The picture above shows almost every traditional boy style we have ever produced, since 2006.  Buyers and sellers can refer to this when describing the product they want or have.