Simple Tips on How to Make Child Car Seat More Comfortable


We parents can tell from the get-go if your little one is not comfortable. This is how you fix it…

Thanks to the three kids of mine I can confidently answer how to make your kid’s car seat comfortable even on long trips.


Finding out that the car seat you have searched and waited for so long is not that comfy is a real bummer. However everything isn’t lost just yet.

I’ve put together this short guide on how to make your child car seat comfortable against all odds. Also I’m including the most common question I’ve got from friends and family.

Let’s see those fixes already!


How Can I Make My Car Seat Softer?

There are a few ways that you can make child car seats softer. First you need to know if your child has some sort of allergies to the cover material. These fabrics are treated with fire retardants and these are known to create discomfort.

If it’s the case than you can easily fix it with buying a car seat cover to make it more comfortable.

Food 4 Thought: Adding a thin layer of material over the car seat won’t affect the safety features. So if you put a blanket or a soft anti allergic cover you won’t have throw away the seat and you will also avoid skin reactions.


Can you add padding to car seat?

No you can’t add padding to the child’s car seat because the Padding increases thickness which can potentially cause problems. There are no crash test data to all the possible DIY padding solutions.

We’re talking about our kid’s lives so I wouldn’t risk it if I were you.

Another reason why padding should be avoided is because they get really hot and might cause skin irritation.


Why are baby car seats so uncomfortable?

This is a very good question. One explanation might be that cheap brands do the bare minimum to pass the crash tests and forget all about comfort.

Also to save money they choose the thinnest padding materials and the roughest plastics. Just like Henry Ford did with his Model-T it came in black because that color was drying the fastest.

Another reason why baby car seats are uncomfortable because they might not be the best match for the car seats. A good idea would be if possible adjust the regular car seats.


How can I make my child’s car seat more comfortable?

Here are a few surefire ways to make a car seat more comfortable:

  • Adjust the headrest
  • Adjust the straps
  • Add a neck pillow
  • Use a blanket
  • Try a different cover if your little one has allergies

If you adjust the headrest, it will make the car seat more comfortable for your child. If you adjust the straps, you can make it so your child doesn’t feel like they are strapped in so tightly.

In order to provide some extra comfort, some people use a neck pillow or blanket. You should also consider using a different cover if your little one has allergies as some covers may contain materials that don’t work well with their allergies


The Final Solutions: Change the seat

If all else fails accept the loss and buy another car seat that is comfortable. For instance it’s a good idea to visit a physical store and touch the car seat you intend to buy. Doing so will give you peace of mind if this is the right fit.


Conclusions on how to make baby car seat more comfortable

The article has provided some tips and tricks to make your child’s car seat more comfortable. The main things you should consider are adjusting the headrest, changing the straps. You can also add a neck pillow or blanket, use a different cover if your little one has allergies, and buy another car seat that is comfortable if all else fails.

Keep in mind that adding extra padding will make the car seat unsafe and potentially fail to protect your child in case of an accident. So make sure you avoid it at all cost.

If you have questions or other tips contact me down there.

Last Updated on November 13, 2022 by Danny Reid