Leather seats in cars are very popular, but once you have children, you quickly realize that a child’s car seat can do some damage to that beautiful leather interior if you aren’t careful. So how do you protect leather seats from getting damaged? There are a few things that parents can do to protect seats from a baby car seat, and we are going to look at them here.
Buy a Car Seat Protector
There are many car seat protectors that you can buy to protect seat from baby car seat. Some of these come with extra pockets for toys, some have straps to secure them, or are secured by the seat belt. Others are waterproof, easy to install, easy to clean, and durable. Buying a seat protector is not feasible with every baby seat and not every seat protector is right for leather seats. Be sure to read all warnings from the baby car seat and seat protector manufacturers before purchasing.
Clean, Condition, and Rest
Some people believe the best way to protect leather seats is to take the car seat out each time the car is cleaned, then use a leather cleaner and conditioner on the leather itself. The indentation left by the baby seat will work itself out, especially if you can leave the car seat out overnight or for a couple of days. The idea is that by keeping the leather supple with the conditioner, it can withstand the pressure of the car seat and not do any lasting damage to the leather.
Some auto dealers suggest installing a DIY mat underneath the baby car seat. The rubber, non-skid mats that you line your cupboards with are a popular suggestion. These mats usually come in a roll and can be cut to fit around the bottom of the car seat. The weight from the car seat, and proper securing of the belts and anchors, as well as the grip from the mat itself will keep it firmly in place and not cause issues with sliding.
So there you have it, three great ways to protect your leather seats from a baby car seat. While you will have to decide which idea works best for your car and baby seat, the good news is, you can still enjoy your leather and your baby in the same vehicle.
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