There are many benefits to covering your baby’s car seat with a specially designed cover. Since babies are messy little beings who can dirty up fabric rather quickly, you want to cover your baby’s seat with something that can easily be removed and washed as needed. You also want to be able to display your baby’s personality through his or her seat.
So, how do you go about selecting a seat covers which will look nice in your vehicle yet remain functional and safe for your baby? The following tips are designed to get you thinking about critical factors involved with purchasing a car seat cover.
The Perfect Fit
Make sure the seat cover you purchase was made to fit the exact brand and model of car seat you own. If there are specific models or brands listed on the packaging but yours is not on that list, then you can’t assume that it will fit just because the picture on the front of the packaging looks similar to your baby’s seat. Dimensions can always be off by just enough to make the seat cover worthless with your individual car seat.
If you have trouble finding a cover that lists your brand or model, there are many on the market that are designed to fit virtually any seat. While these may not have a tailored fit designed just for your car seat, they will fit nicely and do the job they are intended to do…protect your baby’s seat from spit ups, spills, and other daily occurrences in the life of a baby!
The Perfect Look
You can now find a wide variety of color schemes, patterns, and designs being offered through a wide variety of baby car seat cover manufacturers. Before you make a final selection, spend some time looking around online to see what patterns and colors appeal to you the most.
You want to ultimately find something that you feel displays the personality of your baby, or perhaps the personality of the name you will be giving your baby if they are not born yet. You may also opt to find a pattern or color scheme that will fit well with the interior of your vehicle, since that is where the seat will be spending most of its time!
The Perfect Fabric
The great thing about baby seat covers is that they can easily be removed and washed. This is the top reason that parents are purchasing car seat covers in record numbers today, but you have to make sure your car seat cover is made from durable, high quality fabric that is not going to rip or tear up easily.
You want your baby car seat cover to be as durable and long lasting as it is stylish and cute! If you are shopping through local stores try to feel the fabric through the packaging if at all possible. Make sure it doesn’t feel too thin and ensure that it isn’t scratchy or rough feeling as that will become uncomfortable on your baby’s skin.
If you are shopping online for your baby’s seat cover, read into the type of fabric that is used and try to find something referring to the thickness of the fabric. Try to find the product on Amazon and read reviews from previous customers before making a final selection online.