Mother's Day Event 2011
Meeno Babies is the next sponsor for the FormulaMom Mother's Day Event and I'm excited to share a great company with my readers! Meeno Babies is the home of the "Cool Mee" Seat Liner Collection. The "Cool Mee" liners are universal and easy to use! I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try out the Stroller "Cool Mee" with W and I must say that it is one of my new favorite baby items!
The "Cool Mee" Seat Liner Collection by Meeno Babies was designed by parents who wanted to keep their little ones cooler and more comfortable while traveling. The "Cool Mee" liners address a number of problems that other seat liners have such as a lack of breathability, poor cushioning, and a limited fit.
The "Cool Mee" liners are available in three different shapes and sizes. The Bucket Seat Liner is designed for infant carriers. The Car Seat Liner is designed to fit in a variety of car seats and features a removable head piece. It supports the use of a 5-point harness. The Stroller Liner is also designed to fit in a variety of strollers. All of the "Cool Mee" liners are CPSIA compliant and crash tested which is important to me as a mother concerned with safety.
When Meeno Babies offered me the opportunity to try one of the liners, I opted to try the Stroller Liner because that is where W sweats the most. Until recently, we had been using his infant carrier and a snap 'n go as our stroller but when I go for a walk around the neighborhood, I prefer to use our Jeep Liberty Stroller. Our Graco infant carrier clips into the Jeep stroller so I did that until a few weeks ago but now W enjoys sitting in the regular stroller. W definitely sweats when he is in his stroller so after reading about the Stroller Liner, I knew it was the one I wanted to try! Summer is basically here so it was perfect timing!
The Stroller Liner was extremely simple to install in our stroller. The straps fed right through the openings in the liner and then the liner was perfectly flat in the stroller seat. If you're looking for ease of use, this is a definite winner.
I first used the liner when we went to a 5k that was being held in the afternoon. It wasn't a horribly hot day but we were outside for 3-4 hours while we spent time at the festival that was set up for the race. W seemed comfortable the entire time and I was pleased because his back and hair weren't all damp when he woke up from the nap he took for part of the time!
We used it again during walks around the neighborhood and it has continued to work well for us. I did use it on W's first trip to the zoo and it was amazing. He spent a great deal of the time rolling around in his stroller and his clothes were dry when they would have been damp with sweat before using the "Cool Mee" liner! This has been a great addition to our collection of baby gear. I also love that I was able to get it in the "Quick Silver" color because it coordinates with the colors of our stroller!
The "Cool Mee" liners are made from 3-ply poly-mesh material that promotes airflow between the baby's body and the seat. The warm air is able to escape, preventing overheating and perspiring. This definitely proved to be true with W!
I haven't needed to wash our liner since we've started using it, but I'm sure we will need to wash it more than a few times in the future so I will be interested to see how it holds up. The care directions seem simple enough. They suggest that you machine wash with warm water on the gentle cycle. Wash separately or with like colors and only non-chlorine bleach when necessary. There was one important care instruction to pay attention to: line or hang dry only. Do Not Tumble Dry. I'll have to remember this!
Over all I have been extremely pleased with our Stroller "Cool Mee" Liner and I look forward to using it more in the future. It seems to be a product that we will use a lot. I highly recommend it!
I'm also pleased to mention that Meeno Babies is offering the lucky winner of the Welcome to Motherhood prize package their choice of Stroller "Cool Me" Liner! It comes in 5 different colors: Pretty Pink, Baby Blue, Desert Sand, Jet Black, and Quick Silver.
If you don't want to wait for the event, you can buy your own "Cool Mee" Stroller Liner for $34.99. Meeno Babies offers flat rate shipping ($6) on all orders.
Remember that you have an opportunity to earn early entries into the Mother's Day Giveaway Event! The Early Entry form will be available for submission until Tuesday, May 3rd at 9:59pm EST. This will give me a day to tally the extra entries prior to the beginning of the event. You will then be able to use the extra entries on any of the giveaways being offered at FormulaMom during the event. Please note that these early entries will only be valid on FormulaMom event giveaways and will only be valid if you return during the event to complete the mandatory entry for each giveaway! To complete or update your early entries please visit the Early Entry Opportunities post.
Disclosure: I was sent a Stroller "Cool Mee" Liner to review and Meeno Babies is providing the giveaway prize. I was not compensated in any other way for this review and all opinions are my own. FormulaMom’s full disclosure can be found here.