Frequently Asked Questions
Are Buckle Me Baby Coats compatible with car seats?
Buckle Me Baby Coats have been crash tested at an independent University crash test facility where they not only outperformed traditional puffy coats but also tested similarly to no coat at all! We also had the coats evaluated by CPSTs who loved the design giving them two thumbs up! Interested in seeing our crash test footage in action? Click here: https://youtu.be/o4LkFnoj6v4
Have Buckle Me Baby Coats been evaluated by CPSTs?
We collaborated with local NH CPSTs, firemen, and first responders who physically examined the coat and found it to be a safer option to the puffy winter coat and similar to no coat. BMBC was also recently reviewed by Carseatblog – checkout their review here: https://carseatblog.com/43789/so-safe-and-so-warm-a-review-of-the-buckle-me-baby-coat/
Why are these coats so expensive - children grow so quickly?
We hear you and understand how it feels to want something for your child and feel it may be overpriced. Buckle Me Baby is a startup, not a major corporation. Most major corporations make their products in China for pennies and sell them with incredible markups here in the United States. BMBC is run by a single mom of 3 kiddos who understands budgets! The real deal is that our coats, which are made in the United States, is quite expensive to make. As BMBC grows is able to order larger quantities of bulk materials our costs will go down which will be passed along to our customers as savings. We’re not there yet but we thank every one of the parents, grandparents, and caregivers who help support our growth with every purchase.
In the meantime there are lots of ways to cut costs for parents. Coats can be resold after use (we keep selling out so they will retain their value) and we have setup Paypal credit to help parents spread out the cost of the coat over six months interest free
How does the coat work? Is there any fabric between my child and the harness?
The front panel of the coat opens at the side and shoulder seams leaving the shoulders and chest area bare allowing the harness to lie flat and snug against the chest and shoulder. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVKj5lleXI
What about the back of the coat - is that puffy too?
The back of the fabric is thinner than the front leaving no excess fabric to create slack in the harness. In fact, you can adjust the harness with no coat on – put the coat back on and use the car seat with the coat without readjusting the harness again. Take a look: https://youtu.be/6gvNWpYfNZA
If the back is thinner than the front won't it be less warm?
Although the back is thinner than the front – the density of the insulation is the same keeping littlest loves warm front to back.
What if there is a car accident, the car is on fire, or submerged in water. Will the coat delay getting my child out?
We have had the coat evaluated by first responders who did not feel the coat would slow rescue efforts should the worst happen. In the event of an emergency the car seat is cut out of the car with the child still strapped in to keep them stable. However, the coat does not slow down the process – check out how long it takes to get out of the car seat with our coat on (Spoiler Alert: 10 seconds): https://youtu.be/VQkMQVgqwKA
Will my child be too hot in this coat?
The panel can be rolled to the side to keep little ones from overheating in the car. If your child usually wears a coat or blanket in the car they will find the BMB Coat comfortable too.
I haven't received any emails confirming my order or shipping (or newsletter).
Check your spam/junk mail. You will always hear from us – we like to follow up! The best way to ensure you never miss an email is to add email@example.com into your contacts. Also please feel free to email us any questions!
This works for the winter but what about the summer?
We’re working on a summer solution – stay tuned!
I have another question not covered here...
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will be happy to answer all your questions!