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We have 2 Diono Radian RXTs (1 rear and 1 front facing) and swapped out our Price Lionheart protectors for Diono's own Ultra Mat when we got our last van. There was nothing particularly *wrong* with the Prince Lionheart protectors but they were too stiff for our liking which in my opinion made it harder for me to get the seats installed to where they felt stable. Diono told us that they perform crash testing with their mats in place and certifies the combo. We took the mats out of our 3 year old T&C to transfer everything to our Pacifica and the seats were in perfect shape.

https://us.diono.com/product/ultra-mat/
 

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Does anyone just use towels under their seats? We currently do that but I wouldn't be opposed to something more stylish. I am worried about the rubber residue if that is a thing, since our cars heat up to who knows how much when it's 115 outside. These are on sale today on amazon.. https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-DuoMat-Seat-Black/dp/B008J3UD2U/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486478273&sr=8-1&keywords=Summer+Infant+-+DuoMat&th=1
Yeah I am using towels for now but I just decided to buy the Brica Seat cover.

people will do the darndest things :smile2:
Yeah I saw buying 2 at once was way more than buying 1 x 2.. so I just purchased 2 separate single purchases...LOL
 

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I have the Brica seat protector too. When the older kids used car seats, I had the Prince Lionheart ones and man were those things pricey! Glad they got some competition.
 

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What I need is a seat protector for the seat next to the car seat. My daughter climbs into her rear facing Diono by standing on the seat next to it and kicks that seat back while sitting in the car seat.
 

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I have Royal Oxford Luxury car seat protector. They are ultra durable and made of PVC leather. It also has advanced transparent anti-slip PVC dots to extra grip to keep the mat securely in a place.
Just purchased these since they don't have the rubber that people complain about leaving marks. Fingers crossed.
 

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I have the Brica seat protector too and they work pretty well. I believe the rubber under is needed for the grip. I put a cloth towel under that in case it is going to leave any marks. I have it on the beige seat without the towel and I haven't seen any marks.
 

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None of these are crash tested unless specifically listed in the manual, mostly meaning the brand that matches the seat. Our car insurance voids coverage if there's an accident with injury and a 3rd party item is used. Most do they just don't tell you. You really don't need them. Seats are made flat now so people stopped using these.
 

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Old thread but don't want to make up a new one.

Does anyone know if there is a company that makes a seat cover that splits 60/40 for the rear bench, AND covers the floor when the seats are down. I'd assume it would be pretty complicated to make all that work with the seats folding into the floor the way they do.
 

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So got my son a milkshake the other day. The shop still uses styrofoam. Well on the way home he starts yelling, I look back and the dude put his thumb through the side of the cup and the shake was pouring out all over him. I thought I got it mostly cleaned up but knew I'd need to take his seat apart to wash it.

Well I get around to it that evening and thank god for the seat protector because the shake oozed through the car seat and was pooled on the protector. Without it it would have been all into the perforated seats. Phew!
 

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So got my son a milkshake the other day. The shop still uses styrofoam. Well on the way home he starts yelling, I look back and the dude put his thumb through the side of the cup and the shake was pouring out all over him. I thought I got it mostly cleaned up but knew I'd need to take his seat apart to wash it.

Well I get around to it that evening and thank god for the seat protector because the shake oozed through the car seat and was pooled on the protector. Without it it would have been all into the perforated seats. Phew!
Lol. Can completely relate. This is the type of product where you almost need to go through some "spills boot camp" to realize how handy (and stress relieving) it can potentially be.

Btw, the royal oxford cover is holding up simply fine, no slippage.
 

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So got my son a milkshake the other day. The shop still uses styrofoam. Well on the way home he starts yelling, I look back and the dude put his thumb through the side of the cup and the shake was pouring out all over him. I thought I got it mostly cleaned up but knew I'd need to take his seat apart to wash it.

Well I get around to it that evening and thank god for the seat protector because the shake oozed through the car seat and was pooled on the protector. Without it it would have been all into the perforated seats. Phew!
I would suggest reading through your car seat's owners manual for the cleaning instructions. I was surprised to find that pretty much all manufacturers state that if the straps get too wet they need to be replaced as even too much water can compromise the structural integrity, let alone using any kind of cleaning solution to tackle a milk shake spill.

Last year when my 4 year old had a - shall we say "regurgitation incident" that soiled the shoulder straps, Diono customer support sent us our replacement straps for free. Pretty much anything beyond a surface wiping of the straps calls for replacement.
 

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I would suggest reading through your car seat's owners manual for the cleaning instructions. I was surprised to find that pretty much all manufacturers state that if the straps get too wet they need to be replaced as even too much water can compromise the structural integrity, let alone using any kind of cleaning solution to tackle a milk shake spill.

Last year when my 4 year old had a - shall we say "regurgitation incident" that soiled the shoulder straps, Diono customer support sent us our replacement straps for free. Pretty much anything beyond a surface wiping of the straps calls for replacement.
Hmm I'll have to pull his manual. I too have a diono seat, Rainier to be specific. I actually ran the straps through the wash with the seat cover.

Thanks for the heads up. May need to make a phone call in the AM.
 

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Old thread but don't want to make up a new one.

Does anyone know if there is a company that makes a seat cover that splits 60/40 for the rear bench, AND covers the floor when the seats are down. I'd assume it would be pretty complicated to make all that work with the seats folding into the floor the way they do.
I'd be happy even if it didn't cover the floor when the seat is folded. I have not found any custom seat cover for the third row.
 

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Almost every car seat protector you guys listed above and others I have seen on Amazon all have reviews saying they melted onto leather seats. This makes me super nervous. I am currently using thick towels under the seats, but something else would be better for sure. HELP!
 

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Almost every car seat protector you guys listed above and others I have seen on Amazon all have reviews saying they melted onto leather seats. This makes me super nervous. I am currently using thick towels under the seats, but something else would be better for sure. HELP!
I have had 2 of the Diono Ultra mats installed under 2 Diono Radian RXT's for at least 2 years in our previous 2013 T&C with light gray leather seats, and these same mats now in our Pacifica with Alloy leather interior for 10 months. No issues.

https://www.amazon.com/Diono-Ultra-Full-Size-Protector-Black/dp/B00BFQ5BM0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1506023256&sr=8-1&keywords=diono+seat+protector

I also have 2 Britax Vehicle Seat Protectors installed under 2 Britax Pioneer's for the last 7 months in my 2016 Ram 2500 with black leather, also with no issues.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080HPXHU/ref=sxts_bia_sr_1_a_it?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3182441022&pd_rd_wg=tFjtW&pf_rd_r=3B7005456B994WYYXCR9&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B0080HPXHU&pd_rd_w=kkecW&pf_rd_i=diono+seat+protector&pd_rd_r=BCR237J5QYX4JK1SPWZ1&ie=UTF8&qid=1506023256&sr=1

Both vehicles sit out in the sun day in and day out while we are at work with not even a hint of either mat melting.
 

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ihave three walmart ones, had no issues, california sun
 

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When I went to a car seat inspection the inspector advised against using a car seat protector. Said they defeat the rubber base of the car seat, which is designed to limit sliding during a collision.
 

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When I went to a car seat inspection the inspector advised against using a car seat protector. Said they defeat the rubber base of the car seat, which is designed to limit sliding during a collision.
I would say this is very true, except when the car seat protector is branded by the seat manufacturer and crash tested along with the seat. This is absolutely the case with Diono, and I believe Britax as well.
 
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