I've reviewed several Little Chicks brand products. All of them have been very high quality and extremely useful. This netting product is no different. It's kinda' hard to measure the netting for you because it is gathered. It has 1/4" wide elastic that is surged into place around all the edges. The mesh on the netting is very fine/small in size, but is VERY BREATHABLE!
I think everyone is aware of west nile virus and that it is deadly (even for adults) and that mosquitoes carry it. With a product like this, you can completely protect your infant outdoors! It fits nicely over the jogging stroller I have. It would also fit easily over a bassinet. If there is too much excess, you can roll it up around part of the elastic and leave it in place. You can also roll/bunch up the extra and rubber band it, use a bread wrapper twist tie on it or use a potato chip clip on the excess.
FABRIC: "Made of durable, long-lasting 100% Polyester."
LAUNDRY/CARE: Machine wash on a gentle cycle in cold water. Do not bleach! Line dry. Do not tumble dry. Iron on low heat if necessary. I wouldn't wash it in with other things that have snaps, zippers or hard edges. This netting is sturdy but items like that could snag or tear this. You could wash baby blankets or socks with it.
This item is well made and works as it should. The problems I’ve had with it are due to fit. I’ve been using a binder clip over a piece of felt (to protect the netting to make it more fitted since it’s very large and on anything but the biggest of strollers or a double stroller it will sag down over the child sitting in the stroller which my daughter wasn’t exactly a fan of.
It does work well for my younger daughters pediatric wheelchair which is very bulky and has a large tray to help keep the netting away from her and out of her reach but to keep it off her face I have to have it over the handlebars which means her head and shoulders are vulnerable to bugs. That said, it’s not really designed for pediatric wheelchairs.
As far as pack and plays go it works fantastically well if you own a regular pack and play. We have one but don’t really use it since we got our larger playpen style one that’s coming back in style now. This isn’t large enough to cover that.
All in all this is a well made product that is trying to do too much. It’s a pack and play bug cover. That’s really it. It works well for this. It’s not a stroller big cover because it’s too big and has no shape to keep if off the kid(s) in the stroller.
This is a nice device to protect your kid from those pesky insects. I think the device works pretty well as it is pretty resistant to winds and insects. When I say winds I mean if will not get blown off while also letting cool air in. The grid is very very small making it so nothing but air can get in. One thing I will say about it is that it does have an odd smell out of the box. Another thing I would say is that is does not fit all strollers unfortunately. For some if is too small and it leaves holes. It is water resistant to a certain point but it will absorb water if too much gets on it and becomes heavy. Overall this is a good device to have to protect your kids, very light weight and good air flow.
We live in a tropical climate, and we also like to spend a lot of time outdoors. We also don't want our kids constantly covered in bug spray if we can avoid it. Thus the bug netting seemed like a perfect solution for our infant. Unfortunately it didn't live up to our modest expectations. The elastic around it is loose and huge, and it wouldn't fit around any of our strollers without our son being able to kick it off in about two seconds. Also, depending on how small your insects are, we found the mesh on this cover to be larger than expected and smaller insects can get through.
Keeps the bugs and unwanted hands (people always wanting to poke and touch little ones) away from your little one! I'd say that this fits most standard strollers. It has an elastic band that makes it fit snugly similar to a shower cap. Note: The net is not sprayed/treated with any pesticides or insect repellents. It's purely a net to keep bugs out and unable to land on your little chick. :)
All these awesome ideas and not one of them thought of by me. I have made my son suffer because I did not want to apply Deet products to his skin. I would spray the fabric of his stroller and of course he would still end up being bit. Probably not the smartest idea since I live in the Mississippi hills where the mosquitos will pull your socks down to bite ya. This is a great idea and works great. My only beef is with my son though, who is able to pull and grab at it and remove it on his own.