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The super soft Star Baby Wrap is aimed to make parents life that bit easier, by removing the faff, of undressing and redressing your baby to get in, and out, of the car seat. The clever holes at the back of the hood, allows straps to be fed through, so the car seat straps are against your babies indoor clothing. The buckle feeds through a hole in the crotch. Our travel wrap was car crash tested in 2018.
The all-in-one hooded Star Baby Wrap Blanket also works well with a five-point harnesses and a fantastic go-to for baby wearing. The Star Baby Travel wrap serves as a replacement for a jacket and snowsuit which are unsuitable for use in a car seat – learn why here.
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Reasons you'll love the Stars & Snuggles Travel WrapEasy Transfer from the Car. You don’t need to undress, potentially a sleeping baby to move them from the pram or carry cot, into the car seat. You can feed the car seat straps through the holes whilst the baby is wearing the Star Baby Wrap. Check out our video here
The star baby travel wraps are made to a generous fit, so 4-10 months wraps will be too large for babies under 3 months. If you are buying for a new baby the 0-4 size "small" is the best bet.
For a guide, please use the measurements below for measuring your baby from the neck, to the foot. We are also launching a new 11-18month size in early 2020.
Q. How do I put a Star Baby Wrap on my baby?
A. It's so simple to use, just pop your dressed baby into the wrap, arms and legs into the points of the star, hood on head and you're ready to go. Baby can then be put in the car seat, transferred to buggy, pram or sling with minimum disturbance. Unlike other wraps you don't have to restrict their arms or place the blanket into the car seat before the baby. Baby just wears it like a suit. There are no choking hazards, because there are no zips buttons or fasteners. It’s easy to open because of the deep ‘V’, so if baby gets too warm or needs his (or her) nappy checked it quick and easy. Hands and feet are covered without the worry of losing booties or mittens.
Q. How do I put a Star Baby Wrap on my baby?
A. The fleece star baby wraps can be usually used for at least 3 seasons in the UK, depending on outside temperature. We do find, as it's a single fleece over layer, it's more adaptable than a snowsuit or jacket and can be taken on and off quickly without the struggle of little arms in tight jacket sleeves and the tears! Although, mostly used in Autumn, Winter and Spring, it can be useful as quick cover-up on cooler summer evenings too.
Q. How do I wash my Star Baby Wrap?
A. The fleece Star Baby Wrap can be machine washed at 30 degrees. Washing instructions are inside the wrap in the seam.
Q. Can I use it in a Car Seat?
A. As with all baby overcoats, blankets and wraps caution should be exercised when used in a car seat to prevent your baby overheating. Even on chilly days cars can heat up very quickly and combined with the insulative properties of car seats babies can get too warm, too quickly. If used in a car seat, please release the velcro at either side of the hood to feed the straps through to ensure these go against indoor clothing. Please make sure there are no more than 2 layers of fabric under the straps, so that it lies flat and is not ‘bunched’ under the straps to ensure that your baby is securely fastened into the seat and so to prevent excessive movement.
The Baby Star Travel Wrap was car crash tested in 2018 using a Maxi Cosi Pebble Travel System, Rear Racing car seat and it met UN Regulation 129.00.
As the Baby Star Wrap is considered clothing, there is no requirement to car crash the wrap, but this is something we chose to do.
You can use it with a 5-point car seat, however, the straps around the waist will have to go over the wrap. Please ensure, that the fleece is not too bunched up. The fleece is thin so when laid flat it is no thicker than a cloth nappy would be. You can still ensure the fit between your child’s chest and strap. When correctly fastened the straps should be tight enough, that only 1 or 2 fingers can fit between the child's chest and the strap. Please also take into consideration the number of layers you have underneath the wrap. Therefore, we recommend buying the correct size Baby Star Wrap.
If you are in any doubt, please do not use the wrap in a car seat. The Baby Star Wrap is a very practical snuggly wrap which is easy to get on and off your baby, so we are sure you will find plenty of occasions to use it when going out.
Q. Can it be used for Nightwear?
A. This product is intended as an outdoor wrap it is not a sleep product and should not be used as a night time sleep suit.
The Baby Star Wrap is suitable for use in both forward and rear facing positions and was car crash tested on a Maxi Cosi Pebble.
Your baby’s safety remains your responsibility – always strap them in carefully, and securely following your car seat manufacturers recommendations.
We always recommend you buying the right size Baby Star Wrap for your baby, to avoid any material bunching up and interfering with the car seat harness.
If you are not using an ISOFIX base, then please ensure the Baby Star Wrap is tucked out of the way so that the car seat can work correctly in, the event of a collision.
The wrap can be used in two ways: -
In recent review from The Car Seat Expert, you can see how to strap your baby safely into the car seat using either a 3 or 5-point harness.
Using a 3 -point car seat:-
Using 5 -point car seat:-
From Home, to pram, to car, to sling, to trolley..... all made possible by a STAR!
The Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap is classified as clothing and so does not need to be crash tested. However, for our own peace of mind we felt we had to “road test” the product before we could offer it to other parents, friends buying as a gift or grandparents excitedly buying for their new family member.
It is highly likely that you or your loved one has spent a lot of time and money on a good quality car seat or travel system so you need to ensure that any car accessory you choose is also safe to use. Some similar baby travel wraps claim to be suitable for a car seat but unless it has been crash tested this might not be the case.
To put the Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap to the test we completed rigorous testing at 'The Future of Transport, UK' testing centre in Reading earlier this month and this product successfully passed car seat safety regulation UN Regulation 129.00 (often referred to as the i-size regulation).
Watch the product review by The Car Seat Expert here
The Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap has holes on the reverse of the wrap. Place the baby in the Travel Wrap ensuring the straps are level with, or just above, their shoulder to feed your car seat straps through. By feeding your car seat straps through these holes and securing the buckle in place - using the hole positioned at the crotch means that all the original car seat safety guidelines are adhered too. Test the harness. You should be able to fit no more than two fingers between the collar bone and harness, if you can, tighten the straps.
In a 5-point car seat, the straps around the waist will have to go over the wrap, because there are no holes around the waist. Please ensure, that the fleece is not too bunched up. The fleece is thin, so when laid flat it is no thicker than a cloth nappy would be.
Whilst the Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap can be used in a car seat without any safety concerns it is also a useful bit of ‘kit’ for getting out and about with your new baby. It is more than just a blanket and very versatile to use from home, to car, to supermarket trolley and / or pram!
Read a recent blog from Mini First Aid, about car seat safety here which features the Stars and Snuggles Travel Wrap!
We donate 50p from each Travel Wrap sold, to the Road Safety Charity Brake www.brake.org.uk