Frugal Safety: Car Seat Strap Covers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, June 28, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: J is for Jeep Car Seat Strap Covers | Gentle and Comfortable Against Baby's Sensitive Skin | Protects Child from Seatbelt Strap Irritation
Car Seat Strap Covers

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.
Image: Velcro placement on 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.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

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 a 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 bothering baby's neck, the best bet is to 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 moreShopping Suggestions:
Jeep Strap Covers

Jolly Jumper Soft Straps Carseat Strap Covers

Organic Sherpa Natural Fabric

Double Fold Bias Tape

Velcro® Brand Soft and Flexible Sew-On Tape

Dritz Heavy Duty Snaps

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