The Minnie Moo Car Seat Cover - reuse your car seat
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | Admin
Just before the lovely Aerin arrived we dug out our old car seat for the final time. It's a Maxi-Cosi, so a good make, but has seen better days, ever since I removed the cover to wash it prior to the arrival of no2 son. I should really have checked the washing instructions first as it recommended sponge washing only. Oops. The cover came out of the washing machine frayed and a bit on the tired side to say the least.
I really begrudge shelling out for a new car seat, especially when it works perfectly but just looks a bit scruffy. So instead I've gone for one of the new car seat covers from Minnie Moo. They're lightly padded and fitted with an elastic edging to ensure a snug fit. They even come with a hood to protect from the sun, although I haven't fitted mine yet.
The fabric used is a funky cow-print - I went for brown but the standard black and white is lovely too.
They're priced at £25 but compared to spending £80 on a new car seat, it's definitely worth it.
And, even better, they are fully washable, brilliant if you have a travel sick baby!
So if your existing car seat is, like mine, a bit knackered, or if you've been lucky enough to be given one that's just a bit tired you should definitely invest in one of these.