Excessive, maybe. Cute, definitely. The problem is that getting a squirming newborn into one of these suits and then into a car seat is a mission in itself.
If you're lucky your baby will be happy and content when you try to leave the house. They may even be asleep. However, after trying to get their uncooperative arms, grabby monkey like fingers and flailing legs into a snowsuit your baby will definitely not be happy, content or asleep before you leave the house. More fool you if you've actually bought one with poppers instead of a zip..... The screams will be ear splitting.
All of this led to my hunt for a nifty product. I'm always on the look out for a nifty product, to be honest. Sure, I could just use a blanket to cover my baby and make her all snuggly. But I'd had experience of blankets flying off into the middle of the road, dragging through puddles and hats falling down over my first baby's face without me realising. I distinctly remember gently cooing placating phrases as Lena protested in the back of the car. Only to feel a pang of guilt when we arrived at our destination to realise that she had genuine cause for grumbling after her eyes had been covered by said hat for the entire journey. eek!
A hooded wrap that can be used in your buggy or car seat. It provides a soft and cuddly layer to keep them lovely and warm with complete ease.
The only thing I would love to improve is the shape of the hood. When Marni was very small the visor section was just a bit to long for her and it just didn't stay in place when folded up. So some sort of a popper or Velcro to secure it upwards when they're heads are smaller would be brilliant. Other than that I'm very happy and I would highly recommend.