Babies-Toddler Vivian | 24 Sep 2010 06:52 am

Baby Car Seat Covers – Should You Have More Than One?

Babies can get pretty messy, that’s why you’ll need to have more than one or two baby car seat covers. In the case of babies 0 to 6 months of age, if they aren’t in their cribs they are most often in their car seats. When we take them out of the car, the baby and the carrier end up in all kinds of places. Supermarket carts, the public park bench, fast food seats or tables, on the mall’s floor while you quickly grab something inside your purse and other places used by dozens if not hundreds of people on a daily basis. Although these things and places we put the baby and their carrier on may seem clean and sanitary to the naked eye, trust me the germs and bacteria are there, ready to attack an infant’s fragile immune system.

So would having more than one baby car seat cover make a difference? Definitely! Yes, you can throw them in the washer and dryer, but what if you’re on the run and just realized that the cover is soiled? Baby’s disposable diaper may have leaked the day before during that trip to your neighborhood park and you forgot to throw it in the washer that afternoon when you got home. Milk trickled on it or baby food oozed onto the carrier cover. Busy mom’s solution – Grab another clean and freshly laundered baby seat cover from the closet and off you go!

Baby car seat covers aren’t just meant to make the seat that they cover look cute and trendy, or just protect the baby from the elements of the weather. They’re also intended to keep the baby’s domain, which is in this case the baby’s seat, sanitary. You can easily shop online for these seat covers and find a wide variety to suit your baby’s needs. Take into consideration safety features when making the purchase. Make sure the covers’ design will not get in the way of the car seat’s harness or buckles and properly fit the contour of the carrier. Now, with more than one carrier cover — there won’t be any more crying over spilled milk!

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