Thursday, January 15, 2015

Thursday Tips: Baby carriers & cars

If you are a babywearer, odds are you like to leave a carrier in the car. It's pretty handy having a few carriers you can just leave in the car so you always have something on hand, but it can also be damaging to your carrier if you have something with plastic on it (like a SSC).

If you live in an area that experiences temperature extremes, you might want to reconsider leaving a SSC in your car. The extreme heat and extreme cold can really wear on the plastic buckles, and you could weaken them, lessening their life. Worse case scenario, it could break while you're wearing it.

I live in an area that experiences all four seasons, so I tend to leave my SSCs in my car in spring and autumn, bringing them inside during summer and winter. This isn't too much of a hassle for me since I already bring in my diaper bag during winter/summer to avoid ruining my diapers, freezing my wipe solution spray bottle, or melting my little one's diaper cream/stick.

If you have a a mei tai, woven wrap, or a ring sling with metal rings, I'd recommend leaving these in your car over a ssc. Not only will the temperatures not matter, but in cold weather the wrap or ring sling can serve as blankets for your little ones (just unthread the ringsling).

Vanamo wrap - Kide Tuli - as a blanket

Disclaimer: Thoughts of Fluff was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. 


  1. Neat idea! I will have to try this :)

  2. Hmmm... I never even thought the temps could affect the integrity of the carrier.... I'll keep that in mind.

  3. Never thought about this possibility either, thanks for sharing! I live with all 4 climates as well, FREEZING at the moment.

  4. This is another great reason to get a woven wrap because we live in California and for most of the year it is way too hot to leave an ergo in the car. Thanks for the info.

  5. I never thought about this. My ssc stays in the car sometimes but I need to bring it in more

  6. Thank you for sharing this. Hadn't thought about it before. And we have squelching summers here.