Cleaning the car seat is not as easy as it sounds. It can be a headache if you don’t know where to start and how to do it. For the same reason, we have created a step by step guide and explains to you the best way to clean a baby car seat.
Once you have a baby and baby goes in the car seat you realize they get really dirty, they drool all over everything and accidents happen in these seats.😋
All car seats are different so the way it’s hooked up and the way that it’s put together can be a little bit different but usually, it’s pretty much the same procedure.
The general principle is going to apply for most car seats.
The most important thing is to make sure that you either check the manufacturer’s website so you can see exactly the step by steps on how to uninstall it. But I also will give you a pretty good idea or you can check the instruction manual that came with your particular car seat.
The most important thing is to do it properly and not hack or make up your own way to do it because safety is key when it comes to car seats.
Breaking it Down:
You need to do a little bit of research ahead of time to learn exactly how to break it down. It will take you a little bit of time to familiarize yourself with your car seat so that way you can easily disassemble it for cleaning.
Essentially you want to remove everything right down to the straps and you want to leave any and all foam in place.
The first thing you have to do is to wash the fabrics. Most of the car seat fabrics are machine washable. Please read the fabric care label on yours and see if yours is washable or not.
Cleaning the Carrier:
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Now it’s time to clean the straps because they can’t be removed.
You need to have a bowl with some water a little bit of laundry detergent in that smaller container and a creamy toothbrush and of course a microfiber cloth. You can use the toothbrush to scrub any of the areas that look difficult to clean.
Give them a good little scrub and rinse them with the microfiber cloth. Then look for any other areas around the car seat that need to be cleaned including the interior as well as the canopy. You just need to scrub it with the little toothbrush, rinsing with the water and the microfiber cloth.
Give the entire exterior a nice good thorough wipe down. You can also wipe down the plastic parts because children honestly get everything in their mouths. So, you have to make sure it’s CLEAN.
Once the cycle is over for the components that were machine washable. You just need to took out the laundry drying rack and popped everything on there.
I have done this so many times and I can tell you that these dry within hours and that’s good. Because you know everyone has places to go and people to see and a baby to take with them.
Put it Back Together:
In the end, of course, you will have to put all these things back together again. This will take you a little bit of time to figure out on your first go but by your third or fourth time you are going to be a pro. Trust me you build confidence with this stuff.
I can’t stress the importance of following the instructions that are mentioned. But you have to make sure that you are using the right detergent, heat settings and dryer settings or drying techniques for your car seat. Because you are a carrying precious seat and I know it’s so cheesy but honestly guys clean your car seat and do it properly.
In the end, I hope you enjoyed our guide for the best way to clean a baby car seat and found it helpful.