Earlier today I posted on CupcakeMag Littles about how much I love my JJ Cole BundleMe. And while that’s definitely true, I do have to admit that I utterly failed at putting this thing on the bean’s car seat the first time that I tried. I felt like such an idiot – I mean, how hard can it be to install what’s essentially a fancy blanket to my kid’s ride? So instead of, you know, figuring out HOW this thing worked, I stuck it in the back of the closet resolving that I would not attempt installing it again until it was absolutely, positively necessary. And today was that day.
So before you go spending nap time cursing at your stroller or car seat while you struggle to make this – actually super fabulous – accessory fit, let me walk you through how I got it to work with our car seat. Although let me tell you: I had to get creative. And scissors were definitely involved.
Here is the bean’s car seat. Peg Perego – the one with extra side impact protection. And while that side impact protection is exactly why we wanted this particular car seat, the bulk of it was also what was impeding this car seat cover from being installed.
First thing’s first: unzip the JJ Cole BundleMe so that it’s sitting in two pieces. This will make it easier to install the bottom piece on the car seat.
I realized that I was going to have to cut that center piece out because it just wasn’t going to accommodate the shoulder straps on my car seat. So I grabbed my scissors. And snipped the top piece…
And snipped the bottom of this cutout section. This step is NOT necessary if you can easily make the straps of your car seat fit through the slits in the BundleMe. But in my particular case, it was either cut the pieces, or not use the product. And I definitely want to use this thing!
And now that the shoulder straps were in their rightful spot, I just pulled the snapper-inner-thing (super technical wording, I know) through the pre-cut hole…
And once the important safety pieces were installed correctly, I pulled this elastic strap around the back of the car seat…
Zipped on the front cover and was totally good to go!
:PSA: JJ Cole has no clue who I am. I just am a real life user of this product and think it’s awesome! Ciao!