Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m jealous. Every time I see a new girl cover hit the market it makes me mad. Helloooo…. what about boys? Do CR manufacturers think boys don’t care what their seat looks like? Do they think parents of boys don’t care? Maybe they think the seat will be so dirty in a week that no one will be able to tell that it’s a boring brown/tan/black/gray.
Whatever their reasoning is, it’s wrong and it’s gone on for too long. With very few exceptions, even the small number of boyish covers in the last 5 years have been less than thrilling. It just isn’t fair. Boys like covers that “speak to them” as much as girls do.
Sport themes, Blue Camo, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Dinosaurs, Fire Engines, Cowboy/Western, Space, Farm Animals, Bugs, boyish Hawaiian prints. Do I need to go on? It’s not like there’s a shortage of things that appeal to boys. Walk into any party supply store and you’ll see dozens of different themes that cater to boys.
Personally, both of my kids are huge baseball nuts. A nice cotton or cotton-blend baseball cover on a HWH seat would be a huge hit with my youngest. Also, baseball is the kind of theme that appeals equally to 2-year-olds AND 10-year-olds. And let’s face it, it’s a challenge to keep big kids happy in their seats. I know from experience that they’ll resist less as they get older if they actually like the seat.