Jellyseat Kids - Baby Cool Seat/Mat
I used the Jellyseat in my son's car seat first, after refrigerating for a few moments, because it was a stinking hot day. It cooled him down instantly and I think he quite liked how it felt as he kept touching it.
Next go was in the pram and again, it helped to keep him cool while on a long walk on a hot day. We don't leave the house without it now, it was 40 degrees here on the weekend and a few minutes in the fridge before we went in the car worked a treat. Big thumbs up.
I was very impressed with the Jellyseat. When it arrived I was amazed it was very cool to touch. I also was impressed how easily it fitted in the car seat, didn’t have to move straps on car seat at all. My daughter loved the animal design and she was a lot cooler as well. Definitely works and would recommend this to anyone whose children get sweaty in the car. Can also be used in the pram as well.
When I first received the jellyseat, I was sceptical. But that was soon changed. We spend a lot of time in the car and being in the tropics this time of year it gets hot and humid. Our car has no aircon vents in the back 2 rows so the kids get warm quickly. I first tried it without cooling in the fridge and it did help keep my 6 month old slightly cooler than without it. She seemed a lot more comfortable and wasn’t sweaty like usual. I also tried it cooled in the fridge for my 2 year old and was very impressed. For the first time ever she fell asleep in the car without crying and becoming irritable. She seemed to benefit a lot more than my 6 month old.
I think the only issue I have is there is no holes for the buckle straps to go through.
I was quite surprised how well this product worked. Even just by handling it you can feel that it’s cooler than room temperature. When getting my son out of the car after using it I could noticeably feel the difference of temperature on his skin from where he was lying on the Jellyseat even though I hadn’t put it in the fridge prior to use. I have a rear-facing seat for my 11 month old and the Jellyseat seemed to push the shoulder straps out a bit as it was wider than the space between the top of the shoulder straps. This did worry me a bit as I wasn’t sure if my son was still properly secured in his seat. I also used the Jellyseat on my 3 1/2 year old sons car seat (much to his delight!). As he is forward facing and fairly upright the Jellyseat slouched down in the seat a bit before my son sat in his seat, if I was to use it in this position all the time I would find some way to tie it so it doesn’t slide down. I also noted that it didn’t make much difference if it had been in the hot car all day, such as when I’m at work and my car is left in the sun for 9 hours. The bright fabric designs are very cute!
I was attracted to this product as my son has been getting quite sweaty in his pram and car seat up in FNQ. I used it in my pram and it fits quite well but not perfectly, which was slightly annoying. It will not safely fit into his car seat so I have not used it in there. It does feel cooler than outside temp so works in that sense. Overall I think it’s a good product to use where you don't have to try and fit it into a car seat. Would be perfect on its own at the beach, in a baby rocker or for something cool for bubs to lie on.
This product which is new to Australia was a true surprise. Coming from Townsville I doubted that it would be able to maintain the actual tempterature and was certain it wouldn't be a few degrees cooler.
It is a comfortable jellyseat that my daughter sleeps in either in the car or mainly in her pram. You can actually feel that it is cooler than the outside temperature when you hold it. While it won't stop my daughter from getting hot at all it does slow down considerably how long it takes. She is sweating less and hasn't had any heat rash in the 2 weeks I have used the seat. I am very happy with this product and would happily recommend it to friends and family.
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