Now that Calvin’s a little too heavy to carry in a sling while I’m at a grocery store, I like having the option to let him ride in the shopping cart. However, he also wants to chew the handle that’s been touched by who knows how many people’s germ-laden hands. Meanwhile, he still wiggles and bounces, and he could give himself a good bonk in the noggin if he wasn’t properly secured to the cart.
Melissa at Krafty Kreations by Melissa offered to let me sample an in-stock/pre-made KozyPal Shopping Cart Cover. There were so many fantastic fabric options, but I opted for the one pictured, called Juicy Jungle. I was so excited to receive this handmade item in the mail, and I immediately showed it to my sister-in-law, Vicky, who is a fantastic seamstress. Vicky remarked at how well it was constructed and that the size was large enough to fit the monster-sized carts at wholesale food clubs.
Since I’m a traveling mom, we sometimes dine at restaurants with Calvin while on the road. I’m not too fond of those standard high chairs because they’re usually covered with food grime or baby drool from the previous occupant. The great thing about the KozyPal shopping cart cover is that it also doubles as a high chair cover. Talk about hitting two birds with one all-encompassing stone!
Now, Calvin can have a little padding under his bottom and behind his back when sitting in a shopping cart or restaurant high chair. If he does have the inkling to chew, at least it’ll be on his own toys which attach easily to the loops . . . and I don’t have to worry about the germ-infested handles or sides. I’m all about letting him build up his immune system naturally, but our apartment floor and shopping cart handles are two different things entirely!
The KozyPal is big enough to fit large carts, and yet, it rolls up neatly to the size of a small duffle for storage. We keep ours in our vehicle so it’s always there when I’m out and about with Calvin. For the more adventurous shoppers who have a specific fabric in mind that isn’t an option on the Kozypal website, never fear. You can mail in your chosen fabric or have an online fabric retailer send your fabric directly to Kozypal for a custom order.
*Quality hand-made shopping cart covers sewn in a smoke free and pet free home.
*Universal fit for all grocery store shopping carts, wholesale club carts, park swings, public strollers in malls and zoos, and restaurant high chairs or booster seats.
*Leg holes are reinforced with matching bias tape for a clean, sharp, finished look.
*Premium extra-loft one-inch thick batting that is washable, non-allergenic, and flame retardant
*Two toy loops, so you can easily attach toys, pacifiers, or any item that your baby might throw onto the dirty store floor
*A matching, detachable 3-foot nylon safety belt with reinforced button holes. Why use the stores nasty safety belt? It’s just as dirty as the shopping cart itself.
*A handy mommy bag with a Velcro closure positioned at the handle bar so mom can easily carry her keys, checkbook, cell phone, etc. Easy access for mom.
**KozyPal shopping cart covers are created with adjustable elastic to easily expand to fit any shopping cart and even wholesale stores extra wide carts. Simplicity was in mind when creating the KozyPal, so with this type of design, your KozyPal shopping cart cover can be quickly installed ONE HANDED!
Not only is it made for one baby, but you can find designs made for 2 babies. Krafty Kreations by Melissa features a wide variety of print options for a single kozypal and double kozypal: retro rocketship prints, paisleys, stripes, flowers, and animals. Additionally, you can select some great options in your personalized kozypal: leg flaps, cup/bottle holder, detachable 8×8 pillow, 14″x9″ diaper pocket. Designs for pre-made singles range from $45 (sale items) to $72.95 (reversible items); pre-made doubles start at $70 and range up to $89.95.
Check out some of these gorgeous designs among 250 designer fabrics:
Traveling with Baby readers have access to a rad coupon on Kozypal: 10% off all regularly-priced cart covers with code TWB10 (Expires 9/1/08) which means big savings on a fantastic product.
One reader will win a $50 gift certificate toward KozyPal Shopping Cart Covers. To enter, visit Kozypal’s website and check out all the cool fabric designs. Then, comment on this post on which design you’d spend your $50 (other than a design mentioned on this post). The contest for the gift certificate ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, July 17th. The winner will be announced on Friday, July 18th.
Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be deleted. The winner and 2 alternates will be selected on Random.org and announced on this post and on Prizey. If you provide your e-mail address, I will contact you. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize, otherwise, the prize goes to the first alternate to contact me with a shipping address.