It never fails, when we get in the car, and we have snacks or drinks, they get spilled, or I find evidence of those snacks and drinks in the seats where the kids sat. As the kids get older, they tend to get better at keeping their places clean, but when it comes to babies and toddlers, it seems as if messes are inevitable. With a baby, you have spit up, which happens, and it seems to happen right when you get baby in the car, or as you are driving down the road. Or the toddler, seems to tear open that bag of crackers you handed them as you are driving, getting them all over the place, making it so you have to get the car seat and shake it out once you get to your destination. To help with cleaning up some of those uh ohs, or oh nos that happen in the car seats, the wonderful people from Clek decided to share some great cleaning tips!
EASY CAR SEAT CLEANING TIPS:
it comes to your child’s car seat, safety is always first, so be
sure not to use any harsh chemical cleaning products, soaps or
disassembling the seat itself and do not wash any straps or
detachable devices in the washing machine (this can cause
deterioration, and potentially damage your car seat). A damp cloth
may be used on the straps.
two cups of warm water with one teaspoon of enzyme laundry detergent
(e.g. Nature Clean or Tide Free) to form a mixture that works well
on most stains.
these simple steps to spot cleaning your messy seat:
excess soil (can use a soft brush or a vacuum)
the soap mixture to the stained area
stain with a soft brush
solution to remain on stain for one minute
up the stain with a dry, white towel
rinse any remaining soap (can use a spray bottle with water to do
this) and blot the area again
the extra mile with a do-it-yourself, organic, fabric refresher
a spray bottle with a diluted vinegar and water solution
half a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, to help emulsify
the essential oil(s)
harness straps to the side so as not spray them
your child loves to snack, gets car sick, or has reflux, you’ll
love Clek’s fleet of car seats since they’re so easy to clean!
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