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I am in disperate need of a britax roundabout car seat cover pattern.
Can anyone help me find this?


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I saw a car seat  cover pattern in either the McCall's or Simplicity
catalog, just yesterday.  HTH
Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews Moore wrote:
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Barbara,

Thanks for the tip off Barbara - its Simplicity 4636 that has the car
seat cover pattern. McCalls do a cushion for the car seat, but not the
cover.

Shillingkm,

If your car seat has a removable cover - and I know the Britex ones are
advertised as having removable covers - why not take it off and lay it
out flat and take off a pattern? Even if you can't remove it, I would
imagine that by getting some cheap cloth and laying it over the seat,
tucking it in, and then marking darts & tucks etc. with a pen would
leave you with a reasonable pattern first go.

Can you do me a favour and tell me if the removable cover has any
padding etc with it, or is just plain fabric? I need to get into baby
seats and covers fairly soon.....

Sarah

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 the Britax covers are removable & washable. you have to
fiddle a bit getting it off & back on, but it's not that bad.
IMO, the Britax seats have the most padding/are the most
comfortable carseats on the market (in the US anyway).
 the seat currently in use is a Graco that i'm sorry i ever
bought. i should have just gotten a bigger Britax when Boo
outgrew the Roundabout... i've added extra padding in the seat
& back, so at least Boo doesn't scream incessantly (well, that
& he's 5 now so his complaints are more wordy), & the cover
isn't very washable despite what the care sheet says (all the
stuffing in the headrest area went into a hard knot first
wash). the entire padding on that seat was 1/4" foam laminated
to the fabric cover. it was like sitting in a lumpy rock
(yeah, i sat in it to see why he was wailing)
lee <yeah, adding padding to a car seat isn't a good idea>
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Thanks Lee,

I'm an engineer, so fiddling comes naturally! Its easy to see that the
Btitax car seats are very robust compared to some of the others - they
are very pricey here in the UK - I don't know if that is the case
elsewhere. However, I think it is a price worth paying.

Thanks for the warning about the Graco covers

I'm interested in the construction of a cover as someone mentioned to me
  this week that they'd had a Britax baby seat and washed the cover so
often it fell to pieces! and that replacement covers are very pricey.
Needless to say I though "I bet I could make a cover". Some nice fabric,
a bit of batting, quilted, shaped to fit, elastic, holes for the
seatbelt, job done!

Sarah

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 they are very expensive here too, but it was well built &
comfortable for the kid, so it was worth it.
 
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 i had no problem adding padding & recovering the d*** Graco,
but you'd think i'd said i tied my kid to the brush guard from
the reactions i got in the parenting groups. apparently by
changing *anything* from the manufacturer's delivered item is
dooming my kid to a horrible death in a car accident...
 i'm not stupid. i understand exactly how the seat works &
nothing i did changed anything important to the safety of the
seat. it just made it tolerable to the poor kid that is stuck
riding in it. if more adults could fit into car seats, i'm
*sure* there would be better padding & a more comfortable
design. no adult would put up with the way they are now.
lee

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LOL! If the seat manufacturers sell replacement covers, then you making
a replacement cover has no effect, as long as you do not change the
functionality of the seat as a whole.

I'd have thought a kid would love to have his/her own personalised car
seat cover. Mind you I have nooticed one for sale in this country which
is covered in a truly foul pink print. They don't seem to make it in any
other colour ways..... the mind boggles......

Sarah

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Silly people.  What would it really matter as long as the seat belts could
be inserted in the proper places?

Michelle Giordano



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 that was my thought. i can sort of see where it might
compromise the safety if one really overpadded the back,
because it might be possible to make it so overstuffed that
the shoulder harness would seem tight, but allow too much
motion in a crash situation due to the acceleration forces
compressing the baby against the padding... but that's a
pretty remote possibility. sort of the same rational for
taking the kid's winter coat off before buckling them in the
carseat.
 most of the added padding in Boo's seat is under his bum.
he's a skinny kid & has no natural padding ;)
lee


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I know exactly how he feels..................

And some people thought skinniness was a good thing!  LOL I can't sit on a
hard chair for long because of my boney butt!  Which just reminded me to add
extra padding to some chairs......thanks!

Michelle Giordano



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 my poor mom weighs around 112 pounds now (she's around 5'7"
or so) & i have extra chair pads for her when she comes over,
in addition to the regular ones for our boney bums here :)

lee
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Don't forget the seats in cars.  I bought 1" foam from Hancock's and covered
it
with ripstop nylon on top (easy to slide your bum on or off ) and non-skid
shelf lining on the bottom (doesn't slip around on the car seat, even when
you get in
or out of the car).  Works just fine, but next time I will use a bit thicker
padding
for the bony DH.

Jean M.



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