(Closed) Will you wash your car seat cover before use?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Will you wash the removable fabric from your infant car seat?
    I did. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    I plan to. : (7 votes)
    30 %
    I won't bother. : (14 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ohhh… this is a good one. I never even thought about it. I guess it depends, if it came new in a box unopened then I would lean towards no. But if it was sitting out open on shelving then yes.

    Actually let me retract, yes. I wash bedsheets and such that come prepackaged before using them for the first time. So why won’t I wash a car seat cover that my baby’s sensitive bare skin will touch?

    Yes, I can be quite neurotic as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I am neurotic as well…yes i will be washing, may just do that this morning to get another thing off of my to do list.

     

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wouldnt have thought of this. How easy is it to remove and wash though?

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    We didn’t.

    @bells: Not very easy!

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m germa-pro. In a sense. These days people in general are just “too clean” infections are so easily spread (IMO) because peoples immune systems are soooo weak these days. Therefore… unless proven unsafe… I will not be over cautious with my children.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Very unlikely….

    I didn’t even think about it the first go round and well when I did finally have to clean it it was a pain to get back on so I try to avoid the frustration at all cost! lol

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I hadn’t even thought about this. I’m busy washing baby stuff right now, so I may have to add this to the list. I’m germ-pro as well, but for me, pre-washing stuff is more an issue of removing chemicals that really don’t need to come in contact with baby’s skin, like sizing in fabrics, than it is to remove germs.

    @eurekaanchovies: I’m curious to hear how it goes for you. I have a Chicco KeyFit 30 too. Keep us posted ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    I didnt, I can see why youd want to.  But since baby usually has clothes on in car seat we didnt worry about it as much as we did with her clothing.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @vmec: I agree that exposure to certain things actually builds immunity

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    @vmec:  It’s not really about the bacteria but chemicals that are put on by the manufacturer to prevent mildew and wrinkling in products.  Also there’s sometimes extra dyes.  Babies skin is thinner than adults and they’re more sensitive.  We cloth diaper and I’ve notice if I don’t give an extra rinse to get out more detergent she sometimes gets a red bum.  So it’s not about germs but making sure baby’s skin isn’t exposed to irritating chemicals.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Only if it was easy to remove/put back. some carseats are ridiculously difficult to get apart even though they claim to have ‘removeable’ fabric ๐Ÿ˜›

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @troubled: I guess for me, I would not do anything like pre-washing until I have proof it affects me (or the child specifically).

    ie: put the kid in car seat, next day rash on arms and back of head. THEN I wash…

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