We've all at least one throwup-in-the-car seat disaster, haven't we? Ours was an hour into a trans-Atlantic flight to Paris. Jennifer's was in the car…check out her brilliant solution for minimizing the yuck factor:
When driving to our vacation destination, we found out the hard way that our toddler suffers from the occasional bout of motion sickness. The worst part of the experience was dealing with the carseat and trying to figure out how to get it as cleaned up as humanly possible and get back on the road.
After using an entire packet of wipes, spraying everything down with Lysol ($8 at the truck stop!), I had to do something about the straps, which were still wet and stinky. [Ugh. I'm having PTSD just thinking about it. — Ed.] I took a pair of my husband's socks out of our bag, cut off the toes, and undid the carseat straps at the bottom. I slid the socks over the straps and cut holes in the heels so that the chest buckle fit through and then redid the straps. It worked well enough to keep my son dry and comfortable for the remaining 2 hours of our drive and we were able to do a more thorough cleaning at our destination.