A cute cover built to take a beating.
When Ava was an infant I loved strolling her around in a fancy leopard print and hot pink car seat. But now that Ava is a full fledge, walking, talking, spilling-everything toddler, I wanted... no, I needed a car seat cover that could handle a mess. It was only a matter of time before something happened that would require me to uninstall her toddler seat and tear it apart for a cleaning. I desperately wanted to avoid this scenario if at all possible. This time it was all about function. And of course, price too.
One day while reading my morning's Jen's List, I saw a post for Nomie BabyTM car seat covers. They claimed to have everything I was looking for: a removable, washable, waterproof, one-size-fits-all car seat cover - and the best part - for only $34.00. Ding ding. I had to try it out so I placed an order that very moment.
Shortly thereafter I received an email from a lovely woman, Katie Danzinger, who happens to be the brains behind the Nomie. Katie, a mompreneur with three busy children, created her product out of pure need. She, like so many of us with messy toddlers, dreaded spot cleaning the car seat or ripping it apart for a good wash. She needed something quick, easy and durable and that's how the Nomie was born.
The Nomie BabyTM comes in three solid colors: pastel yellow, baby blue and light pink. I of course ordered the girliest one of the trio and to my surprise, the pink was delicate and soft and much prettier than the website's picture. The quilted material is silky and cool to the touch which is wonderful for our California weather and perfect for hot summers. The Nomie easily installs in seconds. It slips over the car seat and the hefty, Velcro openings allow for adjustable strap settings.
Just days after using the Nomie, Ava had somewhat of a deliberate spill. Drip drop, drip drop… before I realized what she was up to it was too late. Thankfully the Nomie lived up to its promise and spared my car from reeking of sour milk. I threw it in the wash, tossed it in the dryer and we were back in action the next day. Whew!
The bottom line: The Nomie BabyTM is practical, durable, comfortable and affordable. And while it may not be the leopard print and hot pink number of the infant days, it's stylish too. Leave it to a mom to create such an amazing product!