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My 6yr lo has vomited on the harness of her car seat . I got the upper part of the harness off to wash but have been unable to get the lower straps off in order to wash them. It almost looks like you have to literally take the seat apart in order to get to them Has anyone found a way to remove them to wash ? I have got the covers off and washed . I can't believe that a car seat would be made that you can't take the harness off to wash !!!
We have this car seat. The grey straps don't come off completely- which is frustrating when you child is sick. (We have a dd who is very travel sick), but at least you have the piece of mind that the harness is properly attached. We bought the fabric seat belt covers to put over the shoulder pads (if that makes sense), as then when she is sick and we still have some way to travel, the sick smell isn't quite as strong under her nose- plus the holes in the shoulder pads are perfect for holding sick.... then it's only the lower straps that need wiping. We keep detol wipes in the car to get rid of as much as we can when the accident happens, and then once home, strip all the covers and soak the straps as best we can. We also sit her on a toilet training pad, so if the seat gets covered, she then doesn't have to sit in a damp seat.
This link explains how to clean a child seat (it's American, but that doesn't matter).
Usually the harness isn't completely removable because that would mean there was a good chance of a parent accidentally re-fitting it wrongly and putting their child at risk if they were then involved in a collision.
Thanks ladies. I'll weigh her but she probably is big enough to no longer use the harness ( I haven't weighed her since she was a toddler) . She is very small for her age and I suppose I was just being overly cautious. I'll scrub the harness and pack it away as the instruction video shows. Because she is usually a great traveller (unlike me and her brother) I've only had to give it a wipe down and wash the covers for the past few years.