Frugal Safety: Car Seat Strap Covers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, June 16, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: Jolly Jumper Soft Straps Carseat Strap Covers Soft Sherpa - Reversible, soft plush strap covers prevent uncomfortable car seat straps from chaffing your baby's skin.Protect your baby's tender cheeks from rough shoulder strap webbing in strollers and car seats, with these easy-to-make covers.

Just cut two 5" (13cm ) squares for a baby under 6 months from quilted fabric, acrylic fleece or Sherpa fabric. For an older child cut a 5" by 8" (13cm by 20 cm) rectangle.

Bind with bias tape, or serge around all edges.

Sew a strip of hook Velcro® down one edge, and loop Velcro® on the opposite edge (and side) of fabric.

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Or hammer-in a row of three snaps.

Fold one cover over each shoulder strap, and fasten Velcro® or snaps.

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Shalan Bate posted: As a certified child restraint safety tech: I highly advise against putting aftermarket covers on your car seat.

1. It could interfere with harness during an accident,
2. it is not even tested with the seat. So no idea how it would work in a collision.

Most seats come with covers, but if you find the harness is bother the neck, best bet to do is snug the shirt up some so it is between neck and straps.

Image: Jeep Strap Covers- The strap covers can be used on any harness strap - perfect for car seats, strollers and moreImage: Sesame Street Elmo Seat Belt Covers - Prevents chafing and rubbing
Shopping Suggestions:
Very Baby-Sherpa Fabric
Wright Products: Double Fold Bias Tape
Velcro Brand Soft and Flexible Sew-On Tape
Dritz Heavy Duty Snaps
Jeep Strap Covers
Sesame Street Elmo Seat Belt Covers
Jolly Jumper Soft Straps Carseat Strap Covers

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