Haven’t most of us done this at one time or another? Thank you, Heather, for thinking to write down this hack and send it in!
My 18 month-old hates wearing a coat in his stroller. About the only time he really needs it on is from the car to whatever building we are going to. But putting it on, getting him buckled in the stroller and then taking the coat off (or trying to keep it on him) once inside can be a struggle. Blankets don’t work because he throws them on the ground.
So, I started putting him in the stroller then putting his coat on, backwards. He thinks it is so funny (and we’ve done it enough to be past the funny new thing phase) and keeps it on! His back doesn’t really need the protection of the coat because it is against the stroller and the coat pretty well wraps him up and keeps him warm. It works great!
I’ve also done it for when he is in the car. Since it isn’t safe to wear the coat and then be buckled in the car seat. Works like a charm!