about when an innovative grandma tried to solve the problem of
how to keep her grand baby warm, though not overheated, and to be
secure in her car seat restraints, yet allow her busy little hands
to be free. Cuddlebabe® was her solution. Her
homemade gift for her newborn granddaughter was the hit of her
baby shower, and drew so much attention from other mothers that
she began making them as gifts for friends. When people in
libraries, fitness centers and malls began asking where they could
get one, she realized there was amazing demand for this unique
We work hard to bring families
a high-quality product that will not only keep their little ones
warm and safe (visit our Baby Safety section),
but will make life just a bit more convenient. Just imagine
a life with fewer baby tears…no need to struggle bending
little arms into a snowsuit; no crankiness because they are overheated;
less frustration because arms can be free to hold a bottle or toy;
and best of all, less chance of waking a sleeping baby since you
can simply lift them out of Cuddlebabe® and into their crib.
It is our goal to put cuteness
back into infant outerwear! Expect to draw crowds when
they see your little one in this cute, cuddly,
infant fleece wrap. That Wow! reaction ensures Cuddlebabe® will
make a unique baby shower gift.
Cuddlebabe® is made of easy-care 100% polyester fleece. The edges are also bound with fleece, providing a soft and cuddly cocoon. Flaps close around your baby to keep him warm, and can be flipped open when indoors to keep your child from overheating. A large opening in the back allows the restraint belts to cross directly over your baby’s
body, which keeps her safer without bulky jackets or snowsuits
in-between (visit our Baby Safety section
below). Cuddlebabe® is designed to stay in car seat or stroller all the time – your baby easily slides in and out as you rush through your busy day. It’s a snap to lift a sleeping baby out of Cuddlebabe® and
directly into their bed.
The Gift Set includes the
original Cuddlebabe® Infant Wrap and the new matching fleece
Blankee. The 14”x14” Blankee is trimmed and backed
in luxurious, coordinating, washable satin. By adding this silky
touch, perfectly sized for little hands, your baby will quickly
choose the Blankee as his ‘soother.’
We care deeply about the safety of your infant. Here are some important facts:
Seat belts must fit snugly on your child. Cuddlebabe®
reduces bulk under the seat belts that can compromise a safe fit because bulky jackets and snowsuits are no longer necessary. Our product's layers of warm fleece provide sufficient warmth, and can be adjusted easily by opening the flaps to prevent overheating. Our innovative design keeps the back open so no layer of fabric comes between your child's body and the safety restraint belts.
Here is what child-advocate web sites have to say about seat belts and your baby's safety:
“HOW TO HARNESS YOUR INFANT:
“Dress your baby in clothes that keep his or her legs free. This will allow you to buckle the latch crotch strap properly between the legs. If it's cold outside, harness your baby first and then cover him or her with a blanket (never cover your baby's head). Never buckle a blanket under or behind the baby. . . Never place any kind of padding or blanket under your baby – this can affect the harness's ability to restrain your little one."
"Car Seat Safety Check: 8 Common Mistakes
You Must Avoids"
Mistake #2 - Harness too loose
on the child
Test your seat: "If, after you've tightened your
child into his car seat, you can still pinch the fabric of the
harness straps between your fingers, the harness is too loose."
Q: "Can I adjust the straps when my baby is wearing thicker clothing, like in the winter?
A: Yes, but make sure the harnesses are still snug. Also remember to tighten the straps again after the thicker clothes are no longer needed. Dress your baby in thinner layers instead of bulky coat or snowsuit, and tuck a blanket around your baby over the buckled straps if needed."
Cuddlebabe is safer - no layers between the seat, safety belts, and your baby. No need to remember to adjust the belts when the weather/outerwear changes, either!
Overheating is linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Far too many parents over-bundle their babies. Cuddlebabe®'s unique flaps open and close with a quick flip so it's easy to un-bundle as needed. Also, the large opening in the back prevents a sweaty back - which is a sure sign of an overheated baby.
Here is what experts say about SIDS and overheating:
Risk Factors for SIDS
“Tummy (prone) or side sleeping
Infants who are put to sleep on their tummy or side are more likely to die from SIDS than infants who sleep on their backs.
Soft sleep surfaces
Sleeping on a waterbed, couch, sofa, or pillows, or sleeping with stuffed toys has been associated with an increased risk for SIDS.
Sleeping with pillows or loose bedding such as comforters, quilts, and blankets increases an infants risk for SIDS.
Infants who overheat because they are overdressed, have too many blankets on, or are in a room that is too hot are at a higher risk of SIDS.
Tips for Reducing the Risk of SIDS
“Avoid overheating: The infant should be lightly clothed for sleep, and the bedroom temperature should be kept comfortable for a lightly clothed adult. Over bundling should be avoided, and the infant should not feel hot to the touch.”
Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention from USA Today, Health Encyclopedia:
• “if infants are overheated (faulty body temperature control) - Over-swaddling or heavy bedding may make the body work too hard to keep down body temperature.”
Parents are often hesitant to unwrap their sleeping child so as not to waken them. Cuddlebabe®’s unique design avoids that problem with our easy-to-unwrap flaps. Simply flip them open without ever disturbing your infant, thus avoiding overheating. And easily close them when needed. It’s just that easy!
"I love it because it's so easy to use and so cozy and keeps him so warm."
"We started using the blanket you got for Charlie when he was born. If you have not seen one of these up close they are very cool. It is a thick fleece blanket that swaddles the baby and has an opening in the back that you can feed the car seat straps through. He can stay completely wrapped up all the time AND be in his seatbelt. The blanket is so soft and warm that every time we put him in the car he falls asleep. We thought you should know that your gift was very thoughtful and very useful."
Brad and Mandy
Emma, Logan, and Hannah
"We found a new way to use our Cuddlebabe. We were (Christmas) tree hunting and bad mama didn't dress Jonah warmly enough and forgot his gloves. So we turned the cuddlebabe around and used the legs for arms and it made mittens! It helped keep him nice and toasty!")
(Patti W., Bel Air, MD)
(Note: Those flaps could have made a great lap blanket!
Harrison is a big boy at six months and is wearing the new Large size.
“He loves to be in that Cuddlebabe
and his toes still have some room to grow.”
Scott M, Timonium, MD)
"I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your product. I had a Cuddlebabe
blanket with my daughter and it was amazing! She was a January baby and I loved
knowing she was warm and cozy as well as SAFE in her seat! I am currently pregnant
with a little boy and will be purchasing another for him! Thanks for such a great
(Linsey H., Indiana)
"I have to tell you that I turn to CuddleBabe for EVERY baby gift need that comes along in my life! It is so easy, and I have had wonderful feedback. Everyone LOVES them. My cousin's daughter said Oh my gosh, I had SEEN one of these but didn't know where to find them!"
(Karyn R., Maryland)
"So here I am to say how much we love our cuddlebabe! That's all Brody has used so far this winter! Brody looks so cute in it and we love that he isn't so hot as he always is on any coat we put on him. I will reorder again for presents. This is a great adorable wrap, we so adore it and you for designing this to help all those little babies look adorable and not get overheated! "
(Carol S., Ellicott City, MD)
"I can’t conceive of wrapping a baby in the car seat any other way! I was so happy to be able to swaddle my son when snuggled in the infant seat, knowing he was properly fastened unhindered by blankets. Then there was the ease of removing the Cuddlebabe® when I could tell he was warm enough as we drove distances. Since it’s not designed for one brand of car seat, the Cuddlebabe® also transferred with him to the larger car seat. Bottom line: The Cuddlebabe® is an ingenious way to wrap (and unwrap) your baby – I
will never fuss with blankets over the car seat again!"
(Colleen M., New Jersey)
"Thanks so much for the Cuddlebabes®. They are perfect – what a great design – we
always struggled with the heavy jackets and adjusting the car seat
and then they burn up once in the car."
(Amy D., Colorado, mother of twins)
The fabric was so soft and plush that my older girls played with their dolls in it after Tara outgrew it.”
(Arlinda S., Maryland)
“I loved the big opening in the back so I could slide the Cuddlebabe® down – which made the legs longer as my daughter grew.”
(Jeanine H., Maryland)
“My second child spends most of her time in her infant-carrier as I chauffeur my older son to all his activities. This is a fantastic idea! So much better than zipping her in and out of that hot, bulky snowsuit.”
(Ann Y., Maryland)
"It was the hit of the baby shower!"
(Dixie R., Maryland)
"I think it is an awesome idea and will certainly
recommend your product to friends and family."
(Brenda R., Massachusetts)
The (Cuddlebabe®) fleece blanket will be great
for winter, and I love how soft it feels!"
(Karin B., Maryland)