Guidelines in Buying Child Car Seat Covers
Child car seat covers are great, practical, and fashionable accessories for your
little ones. They protect your child car seat from premature wear and tear and keep it
We know how our little kids can make a lot of mess! They protect your car seats from spit
up, spills, bottle leaks, and diaper leaks. And their colorful designs impart to your child a sense of
individuality while at the same time providing them comfort and warmth.
Here are some things to watch out for when buying child
car seat covers:
Size: The first thing to consider is size.
Needless to say, you must check if the item is for an infant car seat, or for a toddler’s. Better safe than
Design and Style: There are a plenty of
designs and suppliers to choose from. If your child is a girl, you can choose pink and girlish designs and if your
child is a boy, there are boyish or neutral designs to choose from. Some common designs include stripes, dots, and
paisley. A unique car seat cover creates a fashion statement for your little one and transforms his or her
drab, plain-looking car seat into something more interesting and lively. Some even have reversible designs so
should you tire of one design you can reverse and you get a fresh new look. A nice-looking car seat cover draws
attention to your child; we’re no child psychologist here but who knows, it probably does help build your little
one’s self-esteem too, in the process.
Material & Construction: For maximum
comfort, choose fabrics that are soft and padded. Fine soft cotton and silky satin brocades evoke a soft, cozy
feel. Also make sure that the material is breathable so even if your child feels a bit warm, he or she would not
sweat so fast and therefore stay in absolute comfort. Double stitched seams assure durability. Check also if the
material is machine-washable and dryer-safe for easy cleaning and maintenance.
There are also organic fabrics available for that extra
little care and attention for your child. These covers use fabrics that are hypoallergenic and do not contain harsh
chemicals that can irritate your child’s sensitive skin.
Flexibility & Ease of Installation:
Most child car seat covers fit on major car seat brands, including the popular ones Orbit, Britax, Graco, Cosco, and Evenflo. To be safe, do confirm that the cover you plan on buying
will fit into the particular brand of car seat that you have. Such covers are designed for quick
installation and removal, usually by using Velcro straps wherever appropriate.
Accessories and Other Features: Be on the
lookout also for accessories and the little extra features that make for an outstanding child car seat cover.
Things to look out for include an optional belly pad and seat belt covers to protect your child’s leg and tummy, a
darling canopy cover, and extra pockets for toys. Some suppliers even offer extra features like embroidered
names and box packaging for gift giving.
Price: Prices of these car seat
covers vary widely. Most are in the vicinity of $100-$130 but the price could range from as low as $60 to as
high as $200, depending on the features and specifications. We're sure you will find the type of child car seat
cover most appropriate for your taste and budget.
Go ahead and transform your child car seat appearance from
boring to chic. Give your little ones some celebrity treatment and make them feel
special. Child car seat covers are beautiful and
functional, and they help make life easier for moms, too.