Any parent would agree there is nothing more important than the safety and overall well-being of our children. Ensuring this happiness in every aspect of their lives is, of course, important. That is why the car seat is such a vital piece of equipment. Making this purchase necessarily requires a lot of research and thought, because it will be the primary thing protecting your child should you get into an accident.
But once that important decision is made, you can start to have a little bit of fun. That is where toddler car seat covers come in. Let’s face it. Especially if you’re shuttling you and your little one around every day, your car seat is going to be covered in a collection of crushed Cheerios, spittle, and unidentifiable (but undeniably sticky) things.
While there are plenty of bland toddler car seat covers available, you don’t have to settle. With so many options, your car seat cover can really be a chance to get something unique and fun for your little one.
The first nontraditional option would be a car seat cover with a unique fabric choice. Maybe it’s something extra soft that your little boy or girl will love cuddling up next to for long car rides. Or maybe it’s something a little outrageous like faux animal fur. Whatever the choice, just make sure that two main concerns are always addressed. First, and most important, make sure it’s something your little one likes. There’s nothing worse than a kid that doesn’t enjoy his or her car seat, because that kid is sure to let you know (vocally) about any displeasure. And second, make sure it’s mom-friendly as well. This means it’s easy and quick to clean and maintain.
The second creative idea for toddler car seat covers would be one adorned with the face of your child’s favorite cartoon or movie character. Sometimes kids can be fussy about riding in car seats, and having a familiar and loved face right next to them can help. Whether they’re a fan of Sesame Street or Dora the Explorer, consider your cartoon options for the easiest car rides possible.
Perhaps the most unique toddler car seat covers, however, are the ones made by Mom herself. If you’re an artistically inclined mommy, consider whipping up something custom made for your darling. Granted, it will take more time, but you will have something entirely unique and made to the exact specifications of your (and your child’s) liking. Of course, avoid adding any bangles or buttons that could come loose and pose a choking hazard.
The only general word of caution accompanied with choosing a creative and untraditional toddler car seat cover is to make sure all the fabrics and materials are safe. That means nothing that might irritate a baby’s sensitive skin or spur any unwanted allergic reactions. Also, make sure it’s a standard size. You don’t want to put a lot of time and effort into choosing the perfect option among all the toddler car seat covers just to find it doesn’t fit your car seat.