Once your little one is strapped in and safe, it is time to start considering ways to amplify your car seat for ultimate function, utility, and style.
One great way to do so is by purchasing a car seat cover. Car seat covers are a diverse market, with seat pads and covers to make your precious cargo more comfortable, warm, and protected from sun/rain.
They are designed to work for a variety of seasons and weather conditions.
While there are a variety of covers that work in the winter time to keep your baby warm, shopping for a summer car seat cover can be more difficult, especially looking through all the options.
We did the work for you, by pulling together the most functional and stylish car seat covers designed for the summer months that will keep your baby safe and comfortable.
The options are diverse, from certain weather conditions to breathable fabrics to even netted bug protection and UV protection.
We considered all angles to make sure there’s something on the list for everyone.
One of the best perks of most of these covers?
They work on most major brand seats and can be used for many different strollers.
Summer car seat covers come in a variety of prints and patterns, both for boys and girls, and universal ones that are subtle and functional.
Unisex patterns are colorful, then there are the utilitarian choices which top our list because they truly excel at function. Style and utility can go hand in hand, and this roundup is full of covers for you and your baby’s adventures.
The 10 best summer car seat covers were ranked on their seasonal ability and unique features as well as style, quality, and cost.
For style, we chose covers that were aesthetically pleasing, with a variety of tastes covered, both yours and your little ones. We included their unique features and the covers that are best to be used in the winter vs summertime.
The quality and cost go hand in hand, considering how long the cover will last and how cost-effective it is. Since these are just summer covers on the list, ones that could be extended into the next season were given higher priority.
For a quick look at how these seat covers compare and which will work best for your style and desired functions, check out this table.
Be sure to scroll down below to see how our picks rank up and the best features of each seat cover.
The Top 10 Best Summer Infant Car Seat Covers of 2019
Our First Choice – Britax B-Covered Car Seat Cover – Breathable
This car seat cover comes in first due to its incredible UV protection and utility for the summer weather and beyond.
This cover protects your baby from rain and wind and has access to the handle, and has both a clear cover for rain and wind and a vented opening to control for heat and insects.
Britax B-Covered seat cover fits both Britax seats as well as many other major brands. The most unique element is the innovative fabric, which is UPF 50+ and it blocks 98% of those hot, summer UV rays from your baby.
The sleek cover is easy to install and can go over existing car seat canopies.
- One of the Best Infant Seat Covers
- Fits all Britax Infant Car Seats and Most Major Brands of Infant Seats
- It Covers the Baby Entirely
- Easy to Use
- Durable Material
- Breathable – Has Mesh Vents on the Side
- The Cover looks Cheap
- It Gets Wrinkly
Our Second Choice – Brica Smart Cover All Season Infant Car Seat Cover – Lightweight
- Dual layer design with breathable mesh and insulated water-resistant layers for customizable, all season protection
- Adjustable canopy with wide opening for easy access to baby
- Fits most infant car seats with elastic no-slip grip
This seat cover comes in second for its high quality and versatility, for both summer, and other seasons!
There are multiple layers that are both breathable mesh and insulating fabric, so you can customize a more lightweight experience for the summer, or warm things up when it cools down outside.
The cover is washable, water resistant, and has multiple zipper features to take it apart and put it back together with ease.
One con of this cover is that you don’t have access to the car seat handle, but it does not interfere with the safety features of the seat and it is easy to put on and fits most seats and it comes in a portable bag.
- Fits Most Infant Seats
- The mesh top is breathable
- Made with Great Material
- Has Stretchy Elastic Band
- Easy to Clean
- Water Resistant
- Poor Design
- Sometimes Looks Close to Baby’s Face
Our Third Choice – Brica Infant Comfort Canopy Car Seat Cover – Easy to Install
- Innovative design works with your car seat/stroller travel system or lets you carry your car seat with the canopy on
- Retractable UPF 50+ rated sun cover blocks 98% of UVA and UVB radiation (when sun cover is in place)
- Easy to use, fits all major brands and comes off in seconds
This car seat cover was chosen for its UV protection and ease of use! This canopy gives you access to the car seat handle and can clip to a seat or to a stroller, with a retractable sun cover that has UPF 50+ and 98% UVA and UVB protection.
This is one of the best covers to protect your baby from the summer sunshine. It is made of mesh, so there is decent airflow, but it also protects against summer insects with the meshed design.
They advertise this protects against mosquito born illnesses, so this would be good to take to foreign countries where this is a concern.
Great for travel and for everyday summer use, this is an easy to use, long lasting cover with multiple benefits.
- Easy to Install
- Provides Good Coverage from Sun/Rain
- Has Mesh Bug Screen that Zipes All the Way Around
- The Cover Is Large & Wide
- A Bit Flimsy
- No Sun Coverage on The Sides
- Hard to Take Baby Out While Being Covered
Our 4th Choice – Baby Car Seat Cover For Boys By Danha – Great for Travel
- LET YOUR BABY DISCOVER ITS POTENTIAL: So many things you can do with a single one baby canopy. Use it as a car seat cover, a stroller canopy, a nursing scarf to keep nosies away, a baby blanket if your baby falls asleep in the car, a changing pad or a soft and comfortable playing mat. Whatever the case, this baby cover up will provide the solution.
- SOME BABY PRIVACY PLEASE: Protect your baby from the sun, wind, annoying insects and bugs, drizzle, prying individuals and any other element (or not) that want to invade your kid's privacy. This elegant and fashionable deer head pattern canopy will keep everything away. Some privacy for mommy too, as you can also use it as a stylish nursing shawl that keeps you and your infant out of sight.
- COVER YOUR BABY UP WITH THE BEST: This warm car seat blanket for infants and toddlers is made of excellent quality soft and breathable fabric whose colors will not fade as well as it will not shrink after washing. Strong sewing also makes this baby carseat and nursing scarf a fine and durable baby blanket which you will use to cover multiple needs.
This boyish car seat cover is our fourth choice because of its versatility and quality, as well as its cute patterns!
While marketed as a boy cover, this brand has other patterns and will work for your little girl as well.
Baby Seat Cover by Danha easily attaches to any car seat by the handle and will cover your baby from the elements. The front panel is fabric while the back is a beautiful, silky polyester.
Breathable and great to cover from sun, insects, and even drizzling rain, the cover also can be used as a changing pad, play mat, blanket, or nursing scarf.
This is also great for road trips in the summer time so you can help your baby nap.
- Great for Travel
- Very Soft and Comfortable
- Can Be Multi-Used
- Nice Quality
- Washes Well
- It Doesn’t Have a Zipper
- A Bit Small
- Does not Provide Complete Coverage
- Limited Designs
Our 5th Choice – Sho Cute – [Reversible] Carseat Canopy – Optimal Protection
- PROTECTION - Our Car Seat Cover provides 360° coverage from harmful elements like germs, bugs, wind, intense light, falling leaves and more while carrying your little one around in their car seat. Plus, it is easy to assemble, completely windproof and adjustable to suit your needs.
- REVERSIBLE PATTERNS - Flip to reverse and easily change the look of your carrier without having to buy another one! It is made for all seasons, machine washable, universal fit and can also be used as a Nursing Cover / Carseat Canopy. It is cool enough for summer and provides added warmth in the winter when your baby is already bundled up in the winter outwear.
- EXTRA VENTILATION - Playful peekaboo window offers extra ventilation which is essential to keep your baby comfortable. Plus, built-in toy loops let you hang car seat accessories or toys to keep your baby happy.
Sho Cute Canopy was chosen for its stylish versatility and unisex pattern.
Whether you want to get shopping before you know if you’re having a boy or girl, or just don’t want to go for the standard pink or blue, this awesome car seat cover is reversible to both yellow and grey.
The honeycomb print on one side and chevron on the other is modern and geometric, a great deviant from the usual floral baby prints.
The cover ties to the handle of your car seat and not too heavy for the summer time.
To make it perfect for summer, there is an opening that you can close or open to let in air and light to your baby and let them take in their surroundings. Furthermore, when the cover is closed, your baby is protected and can sleep and rest without any distractions.
- Super Breathable
- Thicker then Other Seat Covers
- Provides Optimal Protection For Summertime
- Very Pretty & Vibrant Colors
- Has Wide Peep Hole to See Your Baby
- The Straps of the Handle Tend to Slip
- Best to Hand-Wash
- Material Not Durable
Our 6th Choice – BAYI – Baby Infant Car Seat Nursing Cover – Stretchable
- Multi Use Covers for Every Mother - Baby Car Seat Cover, Nursing Breastfeeding Cover, Shopping Cart Cover, High Chair Cover, Infinity Scarf, Light Blanket, Stroller Cover, Sun Protection And Even a Toy!
- 100% Protection for Your Baby - Breathable Stroller Baby Sunshade & Blackout Blind. This baby car seat canopy protect your baby from sunlight, summer heat, wind & breezes while maintaining your privacy. Keeps your child also safe from mosquitos, bugs, dust, germs, bacteria, and pollen.
- Full Coverage Protection & Easy Use - Our nursing cover provides 360° full worry-free coverage while nursing. No straps or fasteners involved; slips over any outfit in seconds! A stretchy opening at the top lets less light and more air in and allows you to peek at your baby easily.
A more boyish choice for summer, this black, and the gray car seat cover has lightweight fabric that can be easily stretched over the seat or a stroller. It also can be used as a blanket, scarf, breastfeeding cover. The list does not end there. This Baby Seat Nursing Cover can be used to cover the shopping cart and even the highchair. It could be a toy as well for your little bundle of joy!
Since it’s so stretchy, there are no zippers to mess with, and it can be thrown right into the wash to keep clean.
This fabric lets air through while keeping bugs and sun out providing optimal protection for your baby.
This company is confident in its quality, and you should be too since there is a lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
While this cover is perfect for a boy, it also has unisex versatility. Furthermore, Baby Infant Cover is perfect for any chic and trendy mom and her baby.
- Has Multi-Purpose Use
- Comes in Stylish Patterns
- Works Great on a Car Seat
- Very Lightweight
- Stretchable Fabric
- Easy to Use
- Very Cute as a Scarf
- 100% Polyester
- Fabric Gets Slippery
- Too Short as a Nursing Cover
- Material is See-Through
Our 7th Choice – Jolly Jumper Weathershield for Infant Car Seat – Budget-Friendly
- Protects Baby From Rain Sleet Snow and Wind
- Ventilation holes for baby's comfort and Offers UV protection
- Fits over most single strollers
It’s no secret that summertime brings a lot of rain. To protect your baby from bad weather it’s great to use Jolly Jumper Weathershield!
This clear plastic cover attaches to the handles and fits more standard infant seats.
It’s see-through so you can still see your baby, and has ventilation holes to make it breathable.
In addition, it is chemical free so you know it is a healthy protective cover for your precious child. This summer car seat cover is nice because you can also transfer it over to the winter to protect against the snow.
- Thick Plastic
- Great Quality
- Easy to Use
- Provides Optimal Protection from Rain, Wind and Even Snow
- See-Through Cover
- Has Plastic Smell
- Sometimes Hard to Remove
Our 8th Choice – Mosquito Net Canopy Cover for Baby – Great for Travel
- ღ Material: Lace
- ღ Type: Baby Seat Mosquito Net; Style: Occident
- ღ Size: 80*110/31.5*43.3"
This seat cover is our eighth choice for its unbeatable price and insect protection.
Bugs are an inevitable part of the summertime, so by snagging up this car seat cover designed to protect your baby from bugs, you’re giving them their own personal, car seat sized mosquito net.
The lacy, lightweight fabric is breathable and easily ties to the handle of your car seat and covers most seat sizes.
It may not be the sturdiest, but for the price, it is a great bargain. Parents would be happy to learn that this canopy cover is phthalate free.
It is super lightweight and compact as well, making it great for travel while visiting countries with a lot of mosquitos and other insects.
- Breathable Material
- Very Lightweight
- Great Protection Against Mosquitos and Other Insects
- Has to Be Hand-Washed
- Delicate Material
Our 9th Choice – 2 in 1 Carseat Canopy and Nursing Cover – Made of Cotton
- 👼 PROTECT WHAT MATTERS. Help your baby stay healthy and safe from germs, nosy strangers, bugs, rain, wind, winter, harsh light and more while toting your little one around in their car seat.
- 😴 NAPTIME ANYTIME. Our Peekaboo Opening makes checking in on babies less disruptive than a blanket or other cover that must be flipped over or loudly unzipped.
- 💸 LESS IS MORE. Save money and add space to your diaper bag (we make those too!) because our Peekaboo Cover can double as a breastfeeding cover, blanket, or tummy time play mat for boys or girls.
This beautiful, girly car seat cover is very popular for its dual use purpose: covering your baby and be used as an emergency feeding blanket!
This cover is perfect for summer because of the peek-a-boo design that makes it breathable, yet still covers your baby from the sun or bad weather.
It even allows your precious cargo to have a peaceful nap. Moreover, it’s easy to put on design wraps around the handles to create a safe and functional environment.
An added bonus to this cover is how soft it is, allowing it to be used as a nursing blanket. The girly, delicate cover has a gorgeous design but also is convertible to a grey color.
- Protects from Sun, Bad Weather, and Bugs
- Made of Cotton
- Is Great As a Stroller Canopy
- Well Made & Stretchable
- Cute Design
- Good As a Car Seat Cover
- Has Wide Peek-a-Boo Window
- Not 100% Waterproof
Below is a video of 2 in 1 Carseat Canopy and Nursing Cover by Kids N’ Such with its unique features.
Our 10th Choice – High-Quality Stretchy Baby Car Seat Cover – Multi-Purpose Use
- 💚 PERFECT MULTI-USE COVER FOR EVERY MOM: Baby car seat canopy cover, Nursing Breastfeeding cover, Shopping cart cover, High chair cover, Infinity scarf, Stroller cover and plenty other useful ways to make things easier for you. Light weight, after fold, this cover becomes smaller and very easy to carry.
- 💚 FULL PROTECTION FOR YOU BABY: Our trendy baby car seat covers will create a safe and cozy place for your baby to sleep and relax while protecting from sunlight, wind, dust, mosquitoes, bugs, germs, pollen, bacteria and strangers.
- 💚 EASY TO USE ANYWHERE: It's easy to put on and take off your car seat, no straps or fasteners involved. It takes few seconds to put on and easily get access to your baby while breastfeeding, also provides 360° full coverage with ultra soft and 4-stretch design to make mom and baby very comfortable.
Talk about a versatile seat cover; the tenth choice on this list stretches over the car seat, acts as a scarf, a nursing cover, and even a high chair cover!
The stretchy design of this cover means it isn’t large, but it can work for a variety of purposes and if you can’t fit it in your bag, you can just put it on as an accessory.
The quality isn’t as high as some of the other seats, but for its low price and high versatility, you can buy more.
Since this is a fashion item, it only comes in more feminine prints that mom will enjoy wearing, so if you want something plainer or more suited for a little boy, you may want to check the other options on this list.
This is suited for summer because while you don’t need a scarf, the fabric is thin and stretched out, making it breathable and lightweight.
- Very Stretchy
- Comfortable for Nursing
- Great Cover on the Car Seat & Shopping Cart
- Very Versatile
- The Material is Machine-Washable
- High Quality Fabric
- Easy to Use
- Hard to Adjust
Amazon’s Top 3 Best Selling Summer Infant Car Seat Covers
- Provides the most complete protection of any car seat mat available
- Waterproof materials prevent stains and soiling on car upholstery
- Back panel adjusts to fit any infant or child car seat; deeper side slots accommodate LATCH anchors and seat belts.
- Provides protection from sun and helps baby to fall/stay asleep
- Silent opening allows for mom to check in on baby without completely exposing them to the elements
- Adjustable attachment strap allows for a custom fit
- PATENTED STYLISH BABY CAR SEAT COVERS for boys and girls fit your baby car seats in just seconds.Gives baby full protection from winds,drizzle,germs,bright lights, create a cozy and quiet environment. Perfect for napping during outings
- ADJUSTABLE OPENING with two zippers allow mom to take a peep at baby and easily remove baby without taking the baby car seat covers off. You can adjust zippers of infant car seat covers canopy in order to modify light,ventilation, visibility,and temperature.
- INSECT FREE.--The stretch anti-mosquito mesh folds down from the backside pouch, fits over front to give baby more light and fresh air while still being protected by insects and falling leaves.
Why Summer Car Seat Cover is Essential for Your Precious Bundle of Joy?
Many parents know how important it is to take the baby out for a walk, especially during summertime. Unfortunately, many mosquitos and other insects are outside as well during this warm season. Therefore, it is essential to protect your baby against various insects. When you have a newborn to take outside, mostly all the bug repellent products are not safe for your little one.
Even if your baby is a bit older, he can develop an allergic reaction to many natural bug repellents. Consequently, it is important to get the protective car seat/stroller cover for your baby to sleep peacefully outside or to be able to peek through safely through the cover’s opening to enjoy the outside world.
Enjoy exploring the world with your precious bundle of joy while your baby is being protected against sun, rain, mosquitos, and all the other insects!
Last update on 2019-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API