Seat covers or suitable alternatives to assist with toddler making mess...

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  1. TheWM

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    Hi guys,

    We have a small problem (I say small - he's quite big!), that at mealtimes our youngest who is 18 months can be messy at times.

    We have been putting a sheet over seats whilst he eats to prevent any marks on the upholstery; however, we are looking for a more elegant, permanent solution.

    Although, when discussing getting covers, we also wondered about cost of covers vs getting the upholstery professionally cleaned (or dry cleaned), and whether this was the route to go down. Anyone got any ideas or experiences that we could explore?
     
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    Hi, with four kids (now big) I feel your pain.
    IKEA sell really cheap £2? Fleece blankets, easy to wash, soft and nice to sit on, different colours. I'd cover your upholstery with these tucked in everywhere and have a loose one to throw down near your lad. In fact at that price I'd had a few. We still use these for the dog or my 94 year old grandmother...one lays on it, one spends the day sat in a chair under one!
     
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    We have a dog and someone else suggested fitted cot sheets but depends on seat size
     
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    I agree with Mousy, cheap fleeces are ideal. They tend to stay put when tucked in and are so easy to launder and dry.
     
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    Also, get some Scotchguard spray off Ebay and get all your carpets and seat cushions outside one days and give them all a spray :)
     
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    Thanks guys some great suggestions here that I've not thought of. Phew - I think I've just save me some money :D
     
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    Errrrrrrrrrr, make him eat outside till he learns some table manners?:whistle: :LOL:
     
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    LOL. I have tried, but the missus says it's out of order when it rains....
     
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    Get an awning, make him eat in the awning :)
     
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    The reason we moved away from our camper was too not have to faff around with awnings and small children..!!!
     
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    Ah, there you are. That's the answer, get rid of the small child!(y)
     
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    Give the child to his/her grandparents when you go away:LOL:
    Result?
    You are happy, Child is happy, Grandparents are happy!(y)

    Sorted! Yeh?;)
     
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    I wish. In the 4+ years that we have had children, we have had precisely zero times where we have had any overnight childcare help :(

    But, they are our kids and our responsibility so don't expect help, we just kinda assumed the oldies would want to help. Oh, how wrong we were!
     
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    This is with the towelling fitted sheets on the bottom and stripped on the back on one of our bench seats
     

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    I used to love looking after young Sammy, my grandson,
    He always went home with a new saying or ditty that would surprise his Mum and Dad when he came out with it, (or embarrass, actually generally embarrass!:clap2:)

    "His name was billy
    he had a 4 foot willy:Eeek:
    etc etc etc
    Spect you get the idea by now
     
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    Haha, ours too.
    Ba ba black sheep have you any wool?
    No sorry mate sold out:D

    Little miss muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey, along came a spider and sat down beside her so she squished it with her shoe (y)
     
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    Ikea throws at £3 a piece :)
     
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    I got some quality upholstery material from our local market (dirt cheap!) and made some fitted covers for ours - took a while but not particularly difficult. They look like they were fitted originally (the original ones are still underneath them).
     
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    We have a two year old and its chaos at meal times.
    We bought some throws from home base and just shake gem outside of the van and wash them at the end if each trip.
    They serve their purpose.
    The only downside is that they're like a woven thread cotton and our little darling picks and pulls the threads so we have long shoe lace like clicks in ours, so if you're buying throws, good tip is close weave or one piece type material.
     
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