Ratings & Reviews: The Best Stroller & Car Seat Footmuffs of 2018!

Hey, this is Eli from Magic Beans and on this video we’re talk to you about footmuffs. Footmuffs are stroller blankets that can go into an infant car seat but not while you’re driving, we’ll talk about that in a second, or in your stroller. They come in infant size and toddler size and different types of warmth and we’re going to tell you all about it. If have any questions about footmuffs or any other piece of baby gear, you should email us your questions to questions@mbeans.com or give us a call at 617 383-8259. Or you can leave a comment below. I’m excited about showing you our footmuffs selection from Magic Beans. Remember you can buy footmuffs from us with free shipping over $75 or flat rate shipping for under $75, for just eight bucks. Here are the comparisons.
I have a whole bunch of footmuffs in front of me and I’m going to tell you all about them. Let’s start with the original as far as I’m concerned. That is a J.J. Cole Bundleme. They come in three different kind of varieties, you have an infant, you have a toddler and then you have a polar and I’ll tell you about that in a second. Your infant Bundleme is your basic Bundleme. It has this faux sheepskin feel, it’s not real sheepskin, it’s just faux and a velvety type feel on the end and I’ll actually open this up for you so you can take a look at it.
Bundlemes, these are for infants and this is something that is very, very popular for your little infants. It can go in an infant car seat and it can go into a stroller and I say it’s small for infants so the little feet go to the bottom and you can see on most of these Bundlemes or footmuffs, they’re universal. They have these little slits in the back and you can put your straps of your stroller or car seats through it. But, do not drive with this behind you. You do not want things behind the baby when you’re driving with it. You only want things on top of it. You don’t want anything between the back of your baby and the straps or anything like that. Though there are, it does pass vehicle safety standards, you never, ever, ever want to put a third party item with your car seat.
If you’re walking around town with your baby in the infant car seat I have a Cloud Q right here, maybe you have a Cloud Q, perfectly fine, but you don’t want to drive with something like this. There are some things that you drive with. I’ll show them to you in a second. But it’s for infants, there’s a little strap onto the back so if you wanted to put it into you’re stroller, again, you could put it into a stroller, this is an Uppababy Cruise and you could put the straps through it and there is this little strap that goes behind it so you could remove the actual, that’s falling on the ground. You can put that behind it and then you can put the straps through and now your baby could be in the stroller or in the car seat. This is your original.
Then you also have an Urban Bundleme. You have Urban Bundleme and the Urban Bundleme is a little bit more weather resistant but not a tremendous amount. It comes in the infant size but then you also see that it comes in the toddler size. Folks, you may like the infant Bundleme and then it goes to the toddler Bundleme and the toddler Bundleme says it goes from one to three years old. I find this not to be true. This is not the largest Bundleme footmuff that we have and there’s actually something really important when you’re buying a Bundleme, either a toddler or an infant is that their zipper’s on the bottom. You see how the zipper’s come around from the top so there’s nothing on the bottom so you couldn’t zip out the bottom and have the little feet peek out. That’s another important thing to look at, to think about when you’re buying a Bundleme. The toddler one though, it’s okay, it’s not the most fantastic thing in the world.
You could get a Polar Bundleme. This is again, also made by J.J. Cole. Isn’t this fun though? If you went to a Magic Beans stores, we have stores in New England. We have five in Boston and one in Connecticut, we have these all to try. You could try it in your stroller. Look how nice and large it is, nice and warm, a little covering for the head. But again, no zippers on the bottom but it’s going to be warmer and will last a little bit longer. You could use this a little bit longer than the toddler Bundleme.
But, we also have a product by a brand called 7 A.M. Enfant. It’s a French design but they’re in New York. It’s an urban thing and we love, love, love, love, love these for the winter and particularly on a stroller. I’ll unzip this for you. See how nice that is? You put on the 7 A.M. Enfant and the nice thing is you can, there are levels of this, you can zip up, you can start it for a smaller child and you can add these levels of as the baby gets bigger. This can take a really, really big, really, really large child.
The nice thing about the 7 A.M. Enfant though it is more expensive, they’re around $200, but the nice thing is you can use it not only the one winter, two winter, but three winters. If you’re pushing around your three year old, through the city, in the snow, you could get it. This is really an investment but it’s so worth and it’s so, so, so, so warm. And like I was saying before, see, you can open the bottom. Their little boots can come out from the bottom of the footmuff and it can really, really grow with the child and expand with the child. There’s a little pocket in here to put your little minkie in there et cetera. That is a really, really nice larger footmuff. Okay, so you can see comparing the J.J. Cole one and the 7 A.M. Enfant, you have an extra five, six inches. It’ll last probably an entire extra winter.
These are non-proprietary brand footmuffs. Uppababy makes a footmuff and Bugaboo makes a footmuff, I love the Bugaboo High Performance Footmuff. That the warmer one that they have. And it has a little shape you can see it has a little shape and it fits right in the crux of that and then you can fold it over at the top and you can put your baby right in there. Isn’t that nice? Even if you don’t have a Bugaboo stroller, this is, what a nice, nice warm and it has zippers right here on the bottom. Again, the little child’s feet can pop out. Little nylon so even if it’s dirty, it’s going to work. Great. That great? Little opening on the back, look see? That’s a little hole there so this is true even on a Cruise, can adjust it but they made that because if you have a Bugaboo Donkey or a Buffalo, it has that type of lever to recline it. Got it? Okay, cool.
Now, back to the infant car seat. Again, we do not want our Bundlemes in here but this is a 7 A.M. Enfant Cocoon. It goes over it, see it goes over the top and the little baby’s head can pop out. J.J. Cole also makes a cocoon covering for the littlest warm. But it’s lovely and you can drive around with it without having to worry because there’s nothing going behind the shoulders of the children. It’s very important that I tell this point, now let’s talk about jackets. Like the warm winter jackets and children in car seats, you never, never, never, never want to have your child in a big bulky jacket or in a jacket when they’re in the car. Take their jacket off, have them go in their normal sweater and put them in the car seat. It’s really not safe for having that puffy jacket, the kid can just slide right out of the car seat, no goodski. Got it? Cool. But it has nothing to do with footmuffs, that’s just a word from our sponsor in terms of the winter.
Also, besides this cocoon thing, the 7 A.M. Enfant makes this wonderful product called a Nido. The Nido puts your child in this cool blue metallic, isn’t that fun? It’s very North Face. It’s very North Faceish. You’re putting this again, there’s nothing blocking the back of the child, and then what you can do is you can just burrito the child closed. One, two, three and they’re closed and you can have your child in your Nido safe in the car, in a stroller, as well, you see it has a little hole in it. Little hood, really cute. You can see how the child is nicely wrapped right in the Nido which is available at mbeans.com so you can go to mbeans.com and learn more about your Nido. Again, safe to use in an infant car seat because there’s nothing going from behind the back.
Your best bet when you’re actually driving the car, just your air conditioning’s on, your heat’s on in the car, just have a nice empty infant car seat, that’s the best way to ride.
There’s my summary of footmuffs available from awesome Magic Beans. Free shipping over $75. Again you have your basic J.J. Cole Bundlemes, they come in the infant, in the original and in the Urban. And then you have your toddler size which aren’t actually that big, ’cause there’s no zippers on the bottom, and then you have your warmer Polar Bundlemes. If you want something larger, I’d highly recommend the 7 A.M. Enfant B212, which is great for the stroller, also grows, it can zipper from the bottom or those other two great products, the cocoon or the Nido which goes in the infant car seat and look at the proprietary Bundlemes and footmuffs from Bugaboo and Uppababy. They’re great.
If you go to mbeans.com, in our research center we have a footmuff buying guide where we break it all down for you. And if you have any questions about it, you can email me your questions to questions@mbeans.com or leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you, we love to keep your baby warm in the winter. Thank you so much for watching.

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