Cleaning your Car Seat:Tips from Clek

I received product for review from the Clek company in a previous post, which can be found here

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! 


  1. When
    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

  2. Avoid
    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.

  3. Mix
    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.

  4. Follow
    these simple steps to spot cleaning your messy seat:

    • Remove
      excess soil (can use a soft brush or a vacuum)

    • Apply
      the soap mixture to the stained area

    • Agitate
      stain with a soft brush

    • Allow
      solution to remain on stain for one minute

    • Blot
      up the stain with a dry, white towel

    • Thoroughly
      rinse any remaining soap (can use a spray bottle with water to do
      this) and blot the area again

    • Repeat
      if necessary

  5. Go
    the extra mile with a do-it-yourself, organic, fabric refresher

    • Fill
      a spray bottle with a diluted vinegar and water solution

    • Add half a teaspoon of essential oil
      (whichever your preference, can even mix them to create a custom

    • Add
      half a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, to help emulsify
      the essential oil(s)

    • Move
      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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