Forrest Gump’s mama always said that “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. The same could be said for the carseat covers that CPS programs all over the country receive. We order our various CRs from several different distributors/sources but the one thing they all have in common is “factory select” covers. Which means, you never know what you’re gonna get! Every time a new order arrives I get a little nervous wondering what’s inside. Sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised. Most of the time it’s just… eh (another boring combination of brown and tan). And sometimes you open up that generic brown box and it’s like Rosemary’s baby looking back at you and wailing “Maaaaaama!” Eeek!
This year I got a little of each. My Graco order was kinda nice although I think the Turbo boosters are a bit girly. Hopefully the boys won’t think so. The Sceneras were a neutral brown pattern which was fine. The Maestros were a plush beige fabric with small polka dots. The High Rise backless boosters were a nice gray pattern that should go over well with the bigger kids. But the Tribute convertibles were another story. I know ugly is in the eye of the beholder but these things are hideous as far as I’m concerned! I’m glad I only ordered a couple of them to see if I like them better overall than the Scenera (stay tuned for an upcoming blog on this subject). I don’t know what Evenflo calls the cover but I’ve named it Rosemary’s Baby. Hopefully there’s a Mia Farrow out there somewhere who will love it and care for it anyway – lol.