My friend Erin stopped by the other day to drop off the carseat adapter for my awesome new BOB stroller. (Can’t wait to start taking Emma on some long walks!) As she was leaving, I noticed that she had a nice comfy-looking pad wrapped around the handle of her son’s carseat. I didn’t immediately know what it was for, but she pointed out that when you start carrying the carseat around a lot — something I haven’t really done since we haven’t started taking Emma out much yet — it’s often easiest to carry it in the crook of your arm. And that starts to hurt after a while!
Update: This post used to give an overview of how I made my arm pad, which I did by following a tutorial found on another blog. Two years later, I got a series of emails from someone at a company that makes and sells a similar arm pad accusing me of patent infringement. I consider myself fairly smart but I’m definitely not a lawyer and while I’m not convinced I did anything wrong, I also don’t really feel like getting into a huge argument.
So I’ve deleted the “how to” portion of this post. There are still many tutorials online you can use to make your own, and several companies and Etsy sellers that make arm pads for purchase.
Bottom line: I made an arm pad and since I used the same fabric, it conveniently matches my carseat canopy. Fun!