Cool Carats has saved our bacon! Well, it's at least saved our burning backsides. Cool Carats is an innovative, totable icepack for your kids' car seats. It folds up flat, is stored in the freezer, opens up to fit a car seat, and then is cold for hours for you to use during those hot days running errands, playing at the park, or visiting friends.
Ironically, once we received Cool Carats to test out, we had an unusual cold snap so we didn't get much of an opportunity to use them at first. But once the California days went back to their heat and misery, these were a lifesaver! Before we had Cool Carats, getting the kids into the car was always a difficult dance of avoiding hot metal and hearing them cry out that the seat was hot. Now they enjoy sliding into the car seat and even cuddling against it because Cool Carats transforms the seat into a cool surface despite the warmth of the car.
Cool Carats should be stored in the freezer. Simply remove them from the freezer and take them along on your errands; if left in the car while folded up, these will still be cold after 8 hours! When unfolded on the car seat, we found the car seat itself was still cold after 6 hours!
The only two downsides to these amazing coolers. First, Mommy needs to remember to grab them out of the freezer before leaving! It can be difficult to remember to collect one more thing, but it's worth it when the heat of summer starts. Second, Cool Carats don't come in a size for adult seats. It's hard to not be jealous when the 3-year-old in the backseat is talking about how their seat is cold and the driver is sweltering in the heat of their seat up front.
The positives of Cool Carats car seat coolers greatly outweigh the downsides; having cold car seats in the middle of summer when the car is hot and the A/C is taking forever to cool down is priceless peace of mind for the sweating parent. They also make a great ice pack in a pinch after bumps and bruises at the park!
Cool Carats was created by a mom who was problem solving for a cooling solution in the car for her own daughter. Cool Carats come in 3 patterns; Penguin Blue, Penti Blue and Chevron Blue. They are sold in a few select stores in Arizona, and can be ordered online. Summer is here! Are you ready for cool and refreshing travel? Check out Cool Carats and never worry about your child getting burned on a hot car seat again!
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