Child restraints and leather interior


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Are there any seats that leave fewer indentations on leather interior? Are there any mats that you would be comfortable using? My DH got a new (to us) car and doesn't want to damange the seats and a brief ride with the RXT has left a mark.

3yo, 41lbs, ffing.
My options are:
Britax FR85SICT (though prefer not because it is so wide)
Britax FR90
Classic MA (expiring soon)
I'd be open to buying another seat though. ;)


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For your Britax seats, the Britax mat is actually very good. It is super thin and flexible. It could potentially mask a loose install since it is a grippy rubber, but if you are confident you have a tight install, then I have no reservations using it with a Britax seat. The funny thing is that most of the current generation Britax seats are pretty smooth on the bottom and are pretty leather-friendly to begin with.

mom of six

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Diono also makes a mat that is approved for their seats. I just got one to put under my RF Radian 65 because I have an old angle adjuster and I do not want it bonding with the leather in my new-to-me 2009 Suburban.


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I have the non-sict fr85s and they're fairly easy on my leather seats, but the leather of the 3rd row of my ody is really pleather so I don't know how they are on real leather.

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