I Get Your Car Seat Struggle AND Your Kids Grow So Fast Struggles!!
My 3 kids, 2 cats, dog and I live in New Hampshire where winter is long and cold and like you our lives are super busy.
I invented car seat coats to make kids safer and parents lives a whole lot easier (backstory below)
Bringing car seat coats to the market hasnt been an easy road. One of my biggest hurdles has been that parents only buy coats in the wintertime but the expenses of running an online store are year round.
This year I launched Buckle Me Baby Jams - soft as a cloud bamboo jammies that have extendable cuffs and sleeves to grow with your little one to help my little store survive during the summer months.
If you want car seat safety coats I have them and if you want the most adorable pajamas that last 3x longer I now have those too!!
Buckle Me Baby Coats backstory
I want my kids to be safe and warm in the winter but I found myself too tired to wrestle their winter coats off in the car seat every single trip.
But here's the thing....
I didn’t like ponchos
I didn’t want to drag blankets through slush
I didn’t want my kids to be cold.
One day, feeling overwhelmed with all the taking the coat off - put the coat on, I thought if the zipper wasn’t in the middle this wouldn't be a problem… and I realized I had a super simple and easy fix to the winter coat problem!!
Excited, I spoke with every coat manufacturer imaginable. I thought they would jump on the idea and together we would quickly get the coat out to all parents but none of them believed that coats needed to be redesigned for the car seat.
They weren’t in the trenches though – I was – and I knew other parents needed car seat coats too but this was pre-social media and I didn't have a way to talk to parents directly so I focused on my growing family and going back to school and getting a degree.
A few years ago on a grey depressing March day I saw a mom in a parking lot. Her daughter was screeching while wrapped in a blanket that was dragging through the slush. I looked at the moms face and she looked as tired and defeated as I felt when I thought of the coats.
I knew that look and felt her pain.
I thought to myself who needs the big guys Ill tell parents myself, so I had a sample made, made a video with my nephew and posted to Facebook.
My post went viral - parents loved them! In a few short years Buckle Me Baby Coats has grown from shipping out of my kitchen to shipping all over the world.
Outside of Buckle Me Baby Coats I'm also a mental health counselor – running a mental health private practice where I treat adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
When I'm not working on coats or bugging my kids - I'm enjoying escape rooms, Netflix binge watching, theater, long books, and scrabble.