Question Vehicle seat protectors under car seats



If I put a towel (or rubber floor mat) under my son's car seat, does this invalidate the warranty of the car seat in the case of an accident? Do I have to use a Britax seat protector to not invalidate the car seat's warranty by use of a seat protector? Basically, what are my options for protecting the vehicle's seat without messing with the proper installation, safety, and warranty of a car seat?


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If you have a Britax seat and the Britax seat protector works in your car with the lower anchors or seat belt and you get a solid install of the car seat, you should be fine. A thin towel can work as well.

If there are issues with the above, remember indents left by car seats go away, and seats can be cleaned, and protecting your child is more important than protecting the vehicle seat :hug:


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This blog is helpful comparing the regularly found mats on the market...
Gives a good rundown of what to look for in a tight install and how these can interfere. Generally, the thinner the mat, the better.
As for leather, yeah, dents pop out and can get wiped. After 11 years, I traded my minivan and the leather was the only part of the car that looked nice (*rock solid installs* for three kids, but the chocolate milk some dimwit let them have never did clean out of the carpet, lol)

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