Car seat protectors are a popular car seat accessory that, while convenient, can be dangerous to use. They’re dangerous because they can interfere with your car seat installation, which can put your child at risk of serious injury.
Are car seat protectors safe to use with car seats?
A seat protector introduces space into the installation. A car seat is designed to be installed directly against the vehicle seat. If the protector shifts over time, it can loosen the installation, making it unsafe.
Are Graco car seat protectors safe?
Graco allows most car seat protectors—and this one came out tops in our tests. Easy to install and affordable. We also liked how easy it is to clean.
What voids a car seat warranty?
If the product is too padded it could squish during an accident and your child could be ejected. … On top of which, every car seat specifically states that after market products should NEVER be added to the car seat and that it voids the warranty and makes you responsible if the car seat fails for any reason.
Does Graco allow anything under car seat?
Graco allows the use of mats, towels, and blankets under their seats.
How can I protect my car seats from stains?
Spray down your car seats with an upholstery protector.
- Allow time to dry. While you wait for one seat to dry, move on to the next one until all car seats have received a coat.
- Spray your car seats with another light, even coat. Two light coats should be sufficient to protect your car seats from future stains.
Is there anything better than Scotchgard?
Maker suggests a green protectant called Vectra, which is similar to Scotchgard but made with gentler ingredients. She says it’s the leading choice for green furniture protection because it’s silicone free, fluorocarbon free, and safe for everything from suede to microfiber.
Why you shouldn’t add things to your car seat?
Similar to head supports and shoulder pads, adding layers (besides street clothing) between your child and the restraint may change the distance and speed the head and chest travel in a crash, resulting in serious injury or death. Products that include a layer between the restraint and the child should not be used.
Why are car seat covers not safe?
Seat covers meant to replace or cover the car seat’s original padding are not safe and should not be used. Nor should a sleeping-bag style, two-layer cover that goes both under and over a child’s body. Both are unsafe because they can affect the performance of the seat in a crash.
Can you tell if a car seat has been in an accident?
Car seats that have been involved in a crash may not appear damaged. No one can visually inspect a car seat for you or certify that it’s safe to use if the history is unknown or it has been in a crash.