Britax has been producing car seats for infants and young children since 1973. While safety is a priority for Britax, the company also recognizes that car seats need to be easy to clean since the inevitable accidents of childhood–crumbs, spills and worse–happen to us all. Britax car seats provide vehicle protection and are not difficult to maintain, especially when cleaned regularly. With only a small amount of effort, your child’s car seat can be kept as good as new.
Remove the car seat from the vehicle and place in a wide, preferably flat, concrete area outdoors that can be reached by a hose.
Use a vacuum with a small attachment to remove crumbs, pieces of food and debris from all portions of the car seat cover. Be sure to clean all the car seat’s corners and grooves, including those within the seat’s plastic grooves. Vacuum the portion of the car where the car seat is located normally.
Remove the Britax car seat cover. Wash it in the gentle cycle of your washing machine. When the cycle is complete, allow the car seat cover to air dry on a clothesline or lay it flat on a clean, dry towel. Do not place the cover in the dryer.
Wash all the car seat straps, snaps and clips with a sponge soaked with warm water and liquid detergent. Wash all the plastic portions of the car seat with warm water, a mild liquid detergent and a nonabrasive sponge. Use a hose to rinse the car seat frame with clean water and dry thoroughly with large towels. Allow the entire frame, including the straps, to air dry completely.
Spray the entire car seat frame with an aerosol disinfectant. Again, allow it to air dry.
Replace the air-dried car seat cover, putting all straps, clips and snaps back into their original positions. Refer to the car seat instruction manual if you have trouble remembering where certain straps should go.