Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Something is growing in your car seat

Sometimes when I am at work I look at my keyboard and am disgusted because I can't remember the last time I cleaned it. This is usually followed by a bout of spraying and swabbing it.

I'm not a neat freak by any measure, but I like a clean house and a fairly clean life. But there is one area that I often neglect to clean:

My son's car seat.

Do I vacuum it when I vacuum the rest of the car? Yes. Do I take it apart and scrub it down? But clearly I need to after reading that car seats can harbor twice as many germs as the toilet bowl.

First of all: Ewwww.

Second of all: That makes sense. My son eats snacks in that seat, spills beverages back there, and I'm sure it collects dirt and dust from his shoes.

So, now I need to become an expert at taking that car seat apart (hint: take a picture of it or dig up the instructions first), washing it down and putting it back together.

Do you clean out your child's car seat often? If so, what tips do you have for putting it back together on the first attempt? Please share them in the comments.


  1. I clean my son's car seat every couple of weeks. It seems that probably isn't enough!

    1. I need the instruction manual to put my son's back together - I bet you are a pro at it!

  2. Yikes! I haven't cleaned out my son's car seat in a while :(... Must do ASAP!

    1. Hi,'s not something I really gave a ton of thought too, either. Happy cleaning!