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What can i put under my car seat to not damage the leather?

Just got a new to me car with amazing plush leather seats, what can i put under my marathon to not dent the leather?

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staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 8:06 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • They used to make under car seat pads for that reason... I'll look it up.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:08 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:12 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • The only thing that is safe to use is a shelf liner. Just remember that in hot weather it can melt, causing damage to your vehicle seat.
    luvsmysonjames

    Answer by luvsmysonjames at 8:12 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • Here we go. This is the Eddie Bauer one I was thinking of.

    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:14 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • hey! my link failed!

    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:14 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • It is unsafe to use any of these things with a car seat. When the manufacturer crash tested the seat they did it with absolutely nothing under it. If a parent has leather seats the other techs and I will use a shelf liner. Nothing more.
    luvsmysonjames

    Answer by luvsmysonjames at 8:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • als o just got a kick mat that protects the back of the front seat from getting ruined....found it at marshalls for $5!!
    coolchic320

    Answer by coolchic320 at 8:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I looked up the safety requirements on those things and this is the only kind of reputable thing I could find:
    quote from Stephanie Tombrello of www.carseat.org
    "The key is "thin" and more exactly, non-compressible when discussing items
    under an installed safety seat. The concern about placing materials under a
    safety seat is that it will add temporary bulk which will "disappear" in a crash,
    leaving the belt/LATCh attachments holding the safety seat more loosely than
    expected. Thin towels are not a risk."
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:32 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • well since my leather seat has like 4 inches of fluff underneath it, i don't think a mat will matter
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 9:11 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • All of our cars have fine leather seats and never used anything. It didn't get damaged at all. The key is to make sure it's secured properly and not ride the seat when the car is in motion. So if your carseat is mounted properly you shouldn't have that problem.
    ddsladyx

    Answer by ddsladyx at 9:42 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

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