Living in Minnesota, I am constantly on the lookout for winter wear options for my children, especially options that are safe for use in their child restraints. Child restraint manufacturers (and the laws of physics) prohibit the use of bulky clothing items while using a restraint. Since many popular winter wear items are too thick, interfere with proper harness fit, and create the risk of ejection from the restraint, it can be a challenge to find clothing that keeps your little one warm, without being a hassle or a hazard.
Faced with all of these challenges, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the Wrapeaze. The manufacturer describes the original Wrapeaze as “a hooded wrap that envelops the child in warmth quickly and easily-with one hand.” I’ve found this to be the case, and they are versatile, comfortable, warm, and cute!
The first thing I noticed about the Wrapeaze was the exceptional quality of the stitching. The edges are serged, and the hood is double layer and shaped perfectly for stubborn, anti-head covering toddlers. The hook and loop closure is small, but effective and well placed. The Wrapeze is made from 100% polyester lightweight fleece that is soft and washable.
The Wrapeaze is a great child restraint safe option because it is worn over the harness, and will not interfere with proper fit. Simply drape the back of the Wrapeaze over the back of the child restraint, buckle the harness, and you are good to go! Since the Wrapeaze has a simple one step hook and loop closure, it’s easy to access the harness without giving your child a chill.
My favorite feature is the hood. From the cute little ears for that “Oh how adorable!” factor, to the way it is sewn to stay on babies head, even when she disagrees, it’s nice to not have to add a hat to my list of things to do before heading out the door. I can simply wrap the Wrapeaze around my daughter, fasten the hook and loop, lift the hood, and off we go. On polar vortex like days, I can dress her in layers and the Wrapeaze provides an additional layer of protection from the wind and cold, without adding bulk.
The Wrapeaze is available in sizes x-small to large, covering every age from birth to adults. There are a variety of adorable colors and prints, and you can even add an applique to customize your Wrapeaze. Pricing starts at $34.99 for the original Wrapeaze, but check be sure to check out the rain Wrapeaze and the Wrapeaze hats too!