🤢 How do I clean puke out of a car seat? Fabric doesn't come off and despite my spot cleaning efforts it still stinks. Should I just toss it?

  • Sara
    Jul 29, 2017

    I've used this product for years for pets and use it now for my son. It's enzyme based so the enzymes "eat" organic stuff, i.e. Vomit pee. It works great and gets that smell out! http://amzn.to/2CUu4Vc Hope it helps!

  • Sara
    Jul 29, 2017

    I have the chicco nextfit Just ordered Out! Worth a shot 🙏🏻

  • Anonymous
    Jul 29, 2017

    Your fabric DOES come off and can be machine washed! http://www.chiccousa.com/Files/pdf/product-manuals/Chicco-NextFit-Manual.pdf The enzyme cleaner will come in handy if any vomit got into the plastic casing, though! You'll be glad to have it handy for baby's first potty accident, trust me. You may also need a high pressure garden hose, an air compressor, and a rosary. 😂😂😂 Something to look forward to for the future. For the vomit, I bet machine washing the "soft goods" (fabric components) will do the trick!

  • Anonymous
    Jul 29, 2017

    Here's a video to help with the soft goods removal process. https://youtu.be/-7a2QFmzvGg

  • Sara
    Jul 29, 2017

    Holy cow!! This is amazing!! I guess I should have read the manual 😂

  • Anonymous
    Jul 29, 2017

    If it's anything like my Nuna Rava it'll be a pain in the ass to reassemble, so crack open a beer and put on a podcast. 😂 I'll post my process for deep cleaning 3 months worth of potty accidents...

  • Anonymous
    Jul 29, 2017

    Save this for future reference... It took me over 3 months, but my urine-scented car seat is finally so clean that even my pregnancy nose, and my mom's super-sniffer, have declared it to be pee-free. First, I called the manufacturer (Nuna) who gave me the green-light on this idea, before I went ahead with it. :) 1. Remove and launder all fabric parts (easy!) 2. Pour Biokleen enzyme cleaner into the seat area. The cleaner then runs into the same cracks that the urine ran into. Rotate the seat around so the enzyme cleaned can reach all the inside surfaces, then let that sit for awhile (I waited 24 hours). 3. Balance it upside-down in the yard on patio furniture. Set the garden hose to the highest pressure setting and blast the car seat from the underside. Keep blasting until the water runs clear (no more soap bubbles). 4. Using an air compressor with a blasting nozzle, dry all the little crevices of the car seat, especially the nooks and crannies. Let sit in the sun until dry. 5. Reassemble, stick your nose in the seat region, and inhale the glorious scent of NOTHING.

  • Melissa
    Jul 29, 2017

    Folex. We use it to get poop and puke out of the carpet or upholstery.

  • Nate Schmitz
    Jul 30, 2017

    One side suggestion that might be handy. If you ever end up with lingering odors in your car, they make a sort of "smell bomb" for cars. Works like a bug bomb. You start your car and turn your A/C on full blast running on re-circulate. Open the can which shoots a gas out, and leave it in the car with it running for like 15min ( doors and windows closed too). Worked great getting spilled milk smell out of my wife's car. Also keep in mind that most cars also have a cabin air filter which may need changing too if you get smells hanging around in the car. The enzyme cleaner suggestions are good too.

  • Christine
    Jul 30, 2017

    The best thing about the Nextfit is that the cover is machine washable. That's why I chose it over the Britax seats!

  • Døüg
    Jul 30, 2017

    Baking soda after it happens let sit and then wash.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 30, 2017

    Car seat reviews REALLY should include how many hours it takes to clean it after a urine/puke incident. That's something that car seat manufacturers don't seem to worry about, but HOLY BUCKETS it affects my quality of life!

  • Teddy
    Jul 30, 2017

    Someone else recommended an enzyme cleaner but here's the one we use: http://amzn.to/2F8KxLk

  • Anonymous
    Jul 31, 2017

    The one Teddy recommended is the one my car seat manufacturer told me to use, to avoid voiding my warranty and to make sure I didn't choose a cleaning product which could cause hidden damage to the car seat. 👍👍

  • Stephanie
    Jul 31, 2017

    I'm a CPST and enzyme cleaners, baking soda etc are not safe to use on a car seat. Best thing to do is wash according to manufacturers instructions and then set in the sun for stink. If you don't follow the manufacturers instructions it's likely the seat has been compromised.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 31, 2017

    If the manual's instructions aren't cutting it though, call your manufacturer and ask for "next steps." I wasn't about to shell out another $500 for a new seat, OR live with 5 years of urine stench in my car!!!

  • Stephanie
    Jul 31, 2017

    If you call the manufacturer and make sure you're talking to a CPST because sometimes it's just a customer service rep and they've given out unsafe info before. Your manufacturer may be able to replace covers and stuff if needed.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 01, 2017

    My cover got clean easily, but for plastic case gave me trouble. The manufacturer offered to replace the plastic case for $395. 😳