Why are Car Seat Covers Important to Infant Passengers?

If you are a parent then you want your infant to be as comfortable and safe during car rides as possible. Like most parents, you may have considered aftermarket care accessories that will make your infant cosier, such as head cushions and softer strap covers for their car seat. One often overlooked accessory that parents don’t consider are car seat covers.

Actually, car seat covers are important to infant passengers and should be considered if you are concerned about your child’s comfort and safety during car rides.

The Importance of Car Seat Covers to Infant Passengers

Not all seat covers are made of the same materials or are of the same quality. Seat covers can affect the safety and comfort of not just adult passengers, but infant passengers as well. For example, it is always recommended getting custom fit car seat covers rather than simple slip over seat covers, especially for infant passengers in child safety seats. 

Universal car seat covers typically come in three sizes, small, medium, and large, and they rarely fit snugly and can shift or slide while the vehicle is in motion. This can be dangerous for child safety seats, as slip over car seat covers can compromise the safety of child safety seats, causing these to potentially shift while the car is in motion, which could loosen safety straps or cause them to become tighter and uncomfortable to infants.


In regard to the type of car seat cover material, it is recommended to avoid sheep skin or other materials that could cause child safety seat to slide. Instead, cotton canvas or polyester canvas are preferred choices because they can help grip child safety seats and keep them secured in place. Also, these materials will not cause skin rash or irritation to infants’ skin; they are easy to clean, and will help protect your car’s original upholstery.

Other Benefits of Custom Car Seat Covers

While the main concern for parents is the safety and comfort of their children during car trips, custom car seat covers have other benefits other than making infants’ more cosy and safer in cars. For example, they offer protection to your car’s interior by keeping seats safe from getting dirty or stained, or become faded and discoloured from sunlight, or scratched or torn from pets.

For quality custom fit seat covers for your car, contact All Car Seating, we specialise in car seat covers for Ford, Holden, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.