Car seat footmuffs for winter travel: favorite models and why we love a baby car seat cozytoes for the cold season.
A car seat footmuff is a baby travel essential for winter.
They work like a little baby sleeping bag for the carseat and they allow you to keep your baby warm while in the car, when moving them from car to home/shop/creche and they also work as stroller footmuffs whenever you are using the car seat as part of your travel system.
They are better than a blanket under several points of view. In this article, you will find we love car seat footmuffs for babies and some of our favorite models.
Car seat footmuff, cozytoes, car seat bunting or cover? As I started looking for winter covers for my babies while in the car seat, I came across different definitions. Footmuff, cozytoes and bunting are all pretty straightforward but car seat cover is a little less so as sometimes it indicates a protective layer for the seat, not a cover for baby! In this post, even when the term ‘cover’ is used, we mean car seat sleeping bags for baby.
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Why use a car seat footmuff
There are several reasons that make me advocate the use of a car seat cover for winter.
- They don’t slip away, meaning you can drive without worrying constantly about the blanket falling to the floor of the car
- The wrap your baby in a cozy cocoon, keeping them usually warmer than if you are using just a top layer
- The are purpose built to be keep baby safe in their carseat, usually with openings on the back that allow proper use of the car seat harness.
- Good ones unzip to adjust the level of comfort when in and out of shops. This is one of the things I love the most about them and why I prefer them over snowsuits.
If you have your baby in a snowsuits, you will have to fully undress them when you enter a shop and this can be fiddly, especially if you want to free their little arms.
If you have a car seat footmuff, you can simply unzip and, in come cases, even remove the cover entirely, making the whole manoeuvre a lot easy, you may even do it without waking your sleeping baby!
- They look good! Or at least some of the do, which is always an extra plus! OK, this last reason is a little indulgent maybe, but babies are so sweet when they are snug as a bug in their carseat, I cannot pretend this didn’t have any weight in my decision to by a cozytoes!
Best car sest footmuffs chart
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The car seat footmuffs in this article are universal and sold as compatible with all standard baby cat seats and, in some cases, standard baby strollers.
Links go to manufacturer’s specs and price on Amazon.
|Name or car seat footmuff||Size||Stroller compatible Y/N*|
|Stroll and Go Skip Hop Winter Car Seat Cover/ footmuff||Size (inches): 16l x 3w x 27h; (cm): 41l x 8w x 69h||No|
|JJ Cole Urban Bundleme||1 x 22 x 26 inches||Yes|
|7AM enfant stroller and car seat footmuff||40 x 19 x 3 inches||Yes|
|JJ Cole Weather-Resistant Blanket-Style Canopy Car Seat Cover||15 x 22 x 1 inches||Yes|
|JJ Cole Original Bundleme Bunting Bag, Canopy Style||8.98 x 4.61 x 14.37 inches||Yes|
|RoSK-Down Pouch 3way-Stroller,Carrier Cover and Car Seat Footmuff||Infant and toddler||Yes|
|Orzbow Canopy Style Bunting Bag for Car Seats||26 x 18 Inches||Yes|
|SWADDYL Baby Bunting Bag I Swaddle Blanket I Universal for Car Seat||17.72 x 4.33 x 11.81 inches||Yes|
|Cozy Cover Infant Car Seat Cover||9.00 x 8.39 x 4.29 inches||No|
|Liuliuby Infant Car Seat Cover – Weatherproof Bunting Bag & Blanket||27 x 16 inches||No|
Car seat footmuffs for winter travel: reviews
Stroll and Go Skip Hop Winter Car Seat Cover – waterproof car seat footmuff
Skip Hop is a brand I love for baby and toddler gear for travel. I find their stuff pretty and well made and this is the case also for their winter car seat cover, which I find pretty and practical.
This car seat foomuff has elastic edges that make it fit snugly around the car seat and a long zip that can be fully opened and rolled to the side for easy access and whenever you need more air to come in, for instance when entering the mall.
At the front, there is a soft collar with buttons that you can open and secure to adjust airflow. Some specs:
- Material: Polyester, PVC-free, Phthalate-free
- Universal fit, elastic base to check all car seats – check full seller specs here
- Sper soft, warm fleece collar that flips open
- Elastic bottom edges for a snug fit
- Size (inches): 16l X 3w X 27h; (centimeter): 41l X 8w X 69h Pvc-free, Phthalate-free
JJ Cole – Urban Bundleme, Canopy Style Bunting Bag to Protect Baby from Cold & Winter Weather in Car Seats & Strollers
Thi bunting for car seat by JJ Cole caught my attention for the lovely detail of the buttons on the front, which give this car seat footmuff a particularly cute and cozy look.
The JJ Cole Urban is a waterproof car seat footmuff made of nylon outside, shearling lining and soft thermaplush inside and has a removable hood for extra warmth,
It can be used on both car seats and strollers and has a removable back panel to allow the harness to strap securely around your baby, respecting car seat safety standards.
The footmuff comes in two sizes, infant and toddlers and it is machine washable.
- Material: Nylon
- Size: 1 x 22 x 26 inches
- Removable back panel to allows baby’s back to rest directly on the back of the car seat
- Water resistant outer nylon
- Sized right: available in two sizes- infant or toddler.
- Several colors avaiable
- Occifial specs here
7AM Enfant Stroller, Carseat Footmuff – Blanket 212
Very different in look is this Car seat footmusff 7AM enfant, which has a sporty look reminiscent of a cozy puffy jacket.
This is a water repellent car seat footmuff for babies that can be used both on car seats and strollers and has two zippers at the bottom that allow it to extend and grow wit your baby.
The back is removable to that your child can seat directly on the the car sat as intended and the harness can close safely.
- Universal fit: the footmuff uses a hook and loop system that fits all stroller and has been tested in car seats according to the FMVSS 213 test protocol to insure they do not interfere with the car seat’s Child Restraint System performance (check info from seller here)
- Machine Washable
- Material: water-repellent nylon outer shell, poly insulation
- Dimensions: 40” x 19” x 3”
- Large selection of colors available
JJ Cole Weather-Resistant Blanket-Style Canopy Car Seat Cover
Another model I really like is again by JJ Cole, the JJ Cole Weather-Resistant Blanket-Style Canopy Car Seat Cover, which comes in several colors including an adorable pink and petroleum green.
This car seat footmuff used an elasticated bottom to fit around the seat and is compatible with standard size strollers too.
A long zipper at the front allows easy access and can be fully removed as well as giving the option of regulating temperature folding the front flap.
- Blanket style design with soft fleece and water repellent outside
- Material: weather-resistant nylon to deflect wind and light rain; soft fleece and a blanket-style design keep out the cold in place of a bulky jacket
- Temperature control: top flap unzips and can be fully removed when needed
JJ Cole Original Bundleme Bunting Bag, Canopy Style
Another pretty car seat bunting bag by JJ Cole is this one called ‘Original Bundleme Bunting Bag, Canopy Style, which has a lovely smooth front (several colors avaiable) and a soft lining, super inviting!
The bag is made of faux shearling on the inside and soft Thermaplush on the outside and it machine washable.
The back is designed to be removes so you can easily use the car seat harness and the front zips fully open and you can even remove it when entering warmer spaces.
The only thing you want want to consider is that this model doesn’t have a hood.
- Inner Shearling and soft thermaplush outside
- Removable top for easy access and thermal regulation
- Removable back panel for safety
- Available in two sizes- infant or toddler.
RoSK-Down Pouch 3way-Stroller,Carrier Cover and Car Seat Footmuff
If you are looking for a really versatile footmuff that you can use on car seat, strollers and even as a carrier cover, then you may like this RoSK-Down Pouch 3way-Stroller,Carrier Cover and Car Seat Footmuff.
This cover looks a little like a dawn jacket and is made of water and stain repellent polyester outside and Duck Down 70% and Feather 30%, a composition that makes it appealing as soft and warm.
- Shell : Water and stain repellent polyester 100%
- Filling : Duck Down 70% Feather 30%
- Has a nice pocket for mom’s hands, a nice touch!
Orzbow Canopy Style Bunting Bag Weather in Car Seats, Infant Blanket Warm in Winter
Another cute and warm car seat cozytoes is the Orzbow Canopy Style Bunting Bag, which is stable for babies and toddlers between 8 and 18 months.
This footmuff is windproof and rainproof and attaches to the car seat with an elastic outer band that makes it super easy to fit into position.
The bag is made of high density fabric, a middle layer filled with high insulation hollow cotton, and the inner layer is made of short coral velvet.
The front flap can be folded to regulate heat and the whole front of the footmuff is zipped and can be rolled down and secured when not in use. The back has a removable panel for easy and safe use of the car seat harness.
- Removable top, easy to fold top
- Machine washable
- Removable back panel for safe use of the car seat
- Several colors available
- No additive certified material.
SWADDYL Baby Bunting Bag I Swaddle Blanket I Universal for Car Seat
Another really cute and soft bunting for baby car seats is this car seat cozytoes by Swaddly, which has a different take on the bunting bag from others on this list.
Rather than a bag, the footmuff has a shaped lower part for baby’s legs but otherwise operates as a swaddling blanket with hood. The bag works with 3 point and 5 point harnesses and can be used on car seats and strollers.
- Premium quality, double sided with filling,100% cotton on one side, OEKO-TEX 100 certified plush on the other side
- Made in Europe
- Easy temperature regulation thanks to front flaps
- Slots on the back for opening and closing the harness
With slots for putting the straps of the car seat or stroller through, for 3-Point or 5 Point Harness Systems
Cozy Cover Infant Car Seat Cover
Another super cute car seat winter cover is this lovely one by Cozy Cover, which has two super handy zips at the front and comes in several colors to match your style.
The footmuff is water resistant, warm and allows for safe operating of the car seat harness as it as it doesn’t interfere with their mechanism. Suitable for babies up to 12 months according to manufacturer specs.
- Elasticated shape fits snugly around standard car seats
- Several colors available
- Car seat harness safe
- Machine washable
- Suitable from birth to 12 months
Liuliuby Infant Car Seat Cover – Weatherproof Bunting Bag & Blanket
I close this list of car seat footmuffs for babies with this cute one by Liuliubaby, which has a magnetic closure at the front perfect if you don’t want to fiddle with zippers and buttons.
The footmuff has a universal design to fit all standard baby car seats, it is waterproof and can be fully opened at the front to adjust temperature when entering warmer spaces.
Made of a wind proof and water resistant mélange shell and coral fleece lining, the footmuff is machine washable and comes in two colors, grey and black.
Other accessories you may like for staying warm in winter
Stroller footmuffs for baby – find here our favorite baby and toddler stroller buntings.
I hope you enjoyed this selection of baby car seat footmuffs we like and it helped you pick one that works for you. Safe travel planning!