car seat strap covers

i hate the thought of rough car seat straps against my sweet little man’s soft cheeks. so i made him these minky car seat strap covers right after he was born. {and as you can see, he’s a fan of something a little softer too :} 
i’ll be posting a tutorial for these next week. these would make great gifts for that little munchin on your list :)

hope you’re having a great weekend! ours started off a bit rough yesterday with a super fuzzy baby and an overly tired toddler. oh the joys of motherhood.

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Us Bailey's

    Very cute! I'm going to definitely save the tutorial for a later date! Those would have come in handy with both little guys! Good luck!

  2. 2

    The ones I made for my girl look almost identical! Same green dot minky fabric with white velcro and flowery flannel on the inner lining. No. 2 is on her way so it looks like I better get going on another pair. I especially like them in the summer when they're wearing little t shirts!

  3. 3

    He is such a little cutie!! And the straps are a great idea! I have two new grandbabies and am forwarding this post to my daughters!

  4. 4
    Mama Jill

    shut up!!! he is tooo cute. Makes me want to have another one super fast! Mine is still only 9 months so that might seem a little intense. :) thanks for this! I am excited to see the tutorial. I have 2 babies coming up that I would love to make gifts for. :)

  5. 5
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    He is precious, Linda! The covers are cute, but I wanted to let you know what a couple of other moms told me when I was using them with my youngest. Apparently, they can interfere with how an infant car seat performs in the event of a crash by causing the harness to become too slack (even if you think you have it secured tightly enough). I was using them for the same reasons you are–I didn't like the rough stuff on the baby's cheeks and neck… but it made sense after I went online and did some research. Just thought I'd say something in case no one had mentioned it to you. :)

  6. 7

    Such a good idea! It will make a great baby shower gift. You rock!

  7. 8
    Steve Finnell

    you are invited to follow my blog

  8. 9

    They are cute but as Amanda said, they do make the seat less safe for the baby (who is 10000000 times cuter :) ). Aftermarket products are not tested with the crash testing and actually can make a carseat warranty null and void. I'm not "preaching", I just want to make sure mommies know that these are NOT recommended by ANY car seat company unless they come with your seat and are attached. This means they've been tested with your product and render your child as safe as can be in his seat!

  9. 10

    He has such sweet chubby cheeks.

  10. 11

    Looking forward to your tutorial. Not for me but so I can make some for some new mom's.