Given that kids may be somewhat messy, you should prepare for some urination on the seats if you plan to travel around with them in your car.
As you are aware, urine may leave different stains on upholstery, including car seats, so the best course of action is to check out what solutions are there on how to get urine out of the car seat.
In this article today, I will talk about various aspects of how to do this, so let’s get into it!
- If you travel a lot while your babies are in the car there is doubt that you will have to deal with urine in car seats!
- The best solution to use for getting urine out of a car seat is a combination of vinegar, liquid dish soap, and water.
- Before starting the cleaning procedure, make sure to open the car’s doors and put some rubber gloves on your hands.
- Sponges and some absorbent pieces of cloth are two other items you will need to have in front when cleaning car seats.
- If the car seats are made of leather, you can use different leather cleaning-based solutions.
Things You Need: Materials
Before telling the whole procedure of getting urine out of a car seat, something super crucial to know is the materials or the items you will need in order to do so!
The products or the gear you need to start getting urine from a car seat include liquid dish soap, vinegar, water, pieces of cloth (absorbent), a bowl, sponges, paper towels, a spray bottle, and rubber gloves.
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Getting Urine Out of a Car Seat – The Whole Procedure
Based on everything listed above, if you have them in front of you, you are ready to start the whole cleaning procedure, of course without forgetting to put on the rubber gloves and open all the doors of your car!
Use of Bowl and Creating a Solution
As I mentioned above, you definitely need a bowl in front of you, especially when it comes to the mixing procedure of vinegar, liquid soap, and water. You will need one tablespoon of vinegar and liquid soap and mix them with water.
There is no exact specification on how much water you should add but you can notice with your eyes until the amount of liquid is proper in the bowl you have them. If you want my opinion, I use two cups of water while mixing the vinegar and liquid soap.
Bowl or Spray Bottle
You can surely use the solution directly from the bowl where you mixed them, but if you want everything to be perfect, put the whole mixture of the three “elements” in a spraying bottle. It is definitely better. Shake the bottle off and the solution you need for cleaning is more than ready.
You should spray the solutions in the exact place in your car seat where the urine is so that it can be cleaned correctly.
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Using Sponges and Absorbent Cloths
Starting with the absorbent cloths you should know that they can help you even before you start the whole procedure of cleaning.
You can absorb all the urine that is found in the car seat with it while leaving a super-clean absorbent cloth laying on top. That way you can prevent the urine from going deeper into the car seat.
When it comes to the usage of sponges, you can use them to scrub the area of the car seat, but you should do it gently so that you don’t make a mess.
While we are in messes, make sure to use very clean sponges and clean pieces of cloth. If they are not properly cleaned before use, you can expect a complete dirtiness in there.
Finishing it Up
As a finishing method of the cleaning part with solutions, you have to use paper towels! After everything I mentioned above is done and your car seat is kind of getting cleaner, make sure you use a super dry paper towel and blot it around the surface where there is urine.
Don’t forget to leave the doors of your car completely open to help the car seat dry out faster and better because it is always better if you leave it air dry!
Dealing with Leather Material – Another Method
Depending on what material your car’s seats are made of, especially considering that leather is the most used material for car seats generally. Well, there is a specific method done by people who have leathery car seats.
- Starting from the first thing, you definitely need a dry piece of cloth or a paper towel in order to absorb the whole urine that is standing on the car seat.
- Next on, you should remove the leathery stuff that is on top of your seat and use a leather cleaning-based solution. I use Chemical Guys CWS20316; a solution that works perfectly in car leather seats, especially when it comes to stains.
- After using a solution there, you can dry the leather piece, again using the air-drying method.
If the urine has gone inside the car seat, you can wash it by hand with any enzyme you use on a daily basis or just put it on the sink and wash it normally.
Urine getting in a car seat is a common problem among most moms, and it happens because of many reasons. One of them is the babies being sat in the car while moms are traveling or going somewhere in particular.
Once again, it is not something that should worry you too much because you have solutions for everything.
The procedure I mentioned above in the article is one of the easiest and yet the most effective ways how one can get urine out of a car seat.
I really hope that the article you read will help you deal with these messy things your children do! See you at the next one!
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