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Safely cleaning car seat straps.

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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My 2 year old threw up in the car on the way to daycare today. I know I can toss most of it into the wash but what do I do with the straps? The buckle and straps are coated with it and they need to get cleaned.
by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:23 AM
Throw them in the wash too.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:24 AM
I just used some mild soap and water and a toothbrush when my oldest did that once. It took forever to get it all out but we got there!

Good luck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:24 AM
No!

Quoting Anonymous 1: Throw them in the wash too.
momtolittleg
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:25 AM
I threw them in the wash. I know they say not to, but if the straps can survive a crash, I'm pretty sure they can survive a trip thru the washer on gentle cycle. To me the puke would cause more damage than water.
momtolittleg
by Ruby Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Why? Water disintegrates them?

Quoting Anonymous 3: No!

Quoting Anonymous 1: Throw them in the wash too.
Molz09
by Platinum Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:26 AM
DO NOT THROW THEM IN THE WASH!! It deteriorates the straps.

Make a paste of baking soda and water and use a toothbrush to scrub. Wipe it off with a baby wipe and put them in the sun to dry.
MrsDukati
by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:27 AM
I fill the sink up with water (bathtub may be best in this case) and some dawn dish soap, and clean them that way.
Molz09
by Platinum Member on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:27 AM
It 1) deteriorates the fire retardant. 2) makes the straps more brittle and more likely to fail in a crash.

The info is in your car seat manual

Quoting momtolittleg: Why? Water disintegrates them?

Quoting Anonymous 3: No!

Quoting Anonymous 1: Throw them in the wash too.
liveforever
by on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:29 AM
Ugh I had that happen with kids i babysat. Actually they were twins, and both did it within a few min of each other. They got car sick :/ worst drive home ever.

I hand washed the straps and used a small brush to scrub.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 20, 2016 at 10:29 AM
Putting them in the wash ruins the integrity of them. Her best bet is to wipe up as much puke as she can and then use a sponge to blot out the remaining mess.

Quoting momtolittleg: Why? Water disintegrates them?

Quoting Anonymous 3: No!

Quoting Anonymous 1: Throw them in the wash too.
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