How to Clean Car Seats

How to Clean Car Seats

Cleaning your car seat can be done a few different ways. Depending on how badly the car seat needs to be cleaned, and the fabric the car seat cover is made from, are just two factors that can help you choose which is the best way to clean your car seat.

Cleaning Up a Simple Spill

Your child will spill lots of stuff on his car seat, depending on how much damage is done, will determine how you clean it. If your child spills his juice or something small on his car seat, do not worry. It is easy to clean up the mess with just a wet wipe. Every mother will have wet wipes in the diaper bag. They come in handy for more than just cleaning up a dirty diaper. If your child spills his milk or juice, just simple take the wet wipe and wipe the spot. You will be amazed how fast and effective this cleaning method is.

Throwing Your Car Seat In The Washer

We all have those trips where a few hours later we look at our child’s car seats and they are a mess. Luckily, most car seats are easy to take apart and throw right in the wash. You just unstrap the car seat cover and read the washing instructions, which are usually on the back of the cover. As long as you follow the instructions, your car seat will come out looking as good as new. This method to wash the car seat is great for those big messes.

Hand Washing The Car Seats

You can also wash your car seats by hand which takes more effort than a wet wipe. You can take the car seat cover off, or leave it on, depending on which you prefer. Take warm water soapy water and scrub the car seat. Allow the car seat to dry in an open area, so it does not get a bad odor. This is an effective, but of coarse more time consuming way to clean car seats. This method is best used if you do not want to risk ruining the car seat in the washer, or if you do not want to take the car seat apart.

With all three methods, it is best to wash a car seat as soon as it gets dirty, as it is harder to clean if you let it sit.

Betsy Cline

Betsy Cline has been a professional house cleaner for 15 years and also a mother of 4 amazing kids (who make lots of messes). She is the founder of How to Clean It and loves to share tips and advice for cleaning up anything life throws at you.

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