Product Type: Koo-Di child car seats
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A must have to use when potty training for car seats and strollers
Koo-Di Wetec Seat Protector
Member Name: jillycat
Koo-Di Wetec Seat Protector
Advantages: Absorbs well comfortable to sit on washes well
Disadvantages: No idots guide for which way round it should be on the car seat
Why this product
When we starting potty training our son a little while ago one of my concerns was him going nappy free in his car seat and the risk of accidents. This is especially true as he often will have a nap on a drive and we were going away on holiday which would mean a long drive. I was worried about the car seat cover getting wet and the impact lots of washes would have on it. At the time I thought really using a towel was going to be my only option but I hadn't banked on how creative some companies are in thinking of solutions to this type of problem. An internet site I am a member of was running some potty diaries to follow some little ones on their potty training journey and they were offering the chance to try the car seat liner to a few people. I was one of the lucky ones to get one of these to trial and I have to say it would now be on my must have list as a potty training aid.
What is it?
The cover is designed with an effective absorbent filling and a PVC backing to prevent car seats and pushchairs getting wet. It is made of cotton and polyester mix on the outside and the inside is pure cotton.. There is several slots cut into the fabric to help put buckles and straps through and there is a cut way section at the front for it to go over the main seat buckle. The whole thing is machine washable at 40 degrees.
When this arrived in the post I was a bit childishly excited really and looking forward to testing it I have to admit. Now on opening the package I did have several blonde moments as I tired to figure out how the heck I put this on to the child seat and which way round it should go. Now I have to admit for the first week or so and really until the first accident on it I got this wrong way round! This really is my only criticism of the product on the packaging they should have an idiots guide for people like me to show how it should be attached. The first time I had it with the car seat buckle through one of the slots in the main body of the liner and the hole cut about bit to the back. I foolishly thought this was right and thought this work. My son sat on it comfortably when he had his first accident the bit where the hole was at the back let a lot of the wetness go through so the back of the car seat got wet. Once I have switched this around so it was on the other way there has been no leakage through to the car seat and cover and it fits well and is still comfortable for my son to sit on.
Washing this product is very simple and it generally just goes into the washing machine alongside the wet clothes and gets hung out or on a clothes horse to dry. It still looks good after several washes and the washing doesn't appear to of reduced its absorption abilities. Whilst away on holiday I washed this by hand in a sink as a washing machine wasn't available and one of the things I have to say this made me notice was how much water it absorbed. I was very impressed as during this time it absorbed at least half a hand washing sink basin full of water. This has reassured me even more about its abilities to absorbs when accidents occur. Hand washing the liner was simple and though it took a little longer to dry than when it's been through the washing machine it was still dry by the next morning and to be used again.
Overall and recommendation
I am totally impressed by this liner and would definitely recommend it to other families going though the potty training phase. It has helped give me the confidence to take my son out and about in the car on journeys without putting a nappy on and this helped him learn quicker potty training. It can be used with both car seats and pushchairs though we have only used it with the car seat. The only thing that would improve this would be for it to have an idiots guide for people like myself to show how to attach it. I think we will be keeping this on the seat even once we have no accidents as it is also good for mopping up any drinks spills.
This is available from the likes of John Lewis, Amazon for between £6.95 and £8.95
Summary: A great product to help with accidents whilst potty traing on the move
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