Somehow they manage to attract crumbs and grime even when our children haven't eaten in them! Sometimes there's may be a juice spillage or an accident on the car seat covers that leaves a watermark or sometimes they might suffer from the odd ice cream drip! Even your car upholstery underneath your child's car seat can suffer
This video of a car's back seat being cleaned will have clean-a-holics oo-ing and ahh-ing with delight but it might have some of you cringing too! Look at the colour of the water coming off the seat!
Keeping our child's car seat clean is important whether we like it or not! Our little one's spend a lot of time sat in their seat whilst on short trips and days out and a build up of crumbs or grime in important mechanisms like buckles can affect the function of the seat, so it is important to try and keep them ship shape to ensure maximum safety.
Most car seat brands are well aware of the daily gripes of parenting life and make their car seat covers removable.
It's always important to make sure you follow the manufacturer's guidelines when washing the covers of a car seat, especially if you are cleaning the harness straps. Harsh and abrasive chemicals can weaken the fabrics if used in too higher concentrations.
Most car seat models require their covers to be washed on a low heat or hand washed, btu steam cleaning is fine too.
A little tip from one of our Pushchair Expert team is to clean car seat harness straps using lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda - it works a treat and they come up shiny and new without any danger of weakening the fabric fibres.
Have you ever cleaned your child's car seat? What did you find lurking underneath the covers?