How to Clean a Car Seat Canopy

What You'll Need
Manufacturers manual
Gentle cleaning brush

A car seat canopy can be helpful if you have a baby. An infant car seat canopy will provide protection for your child. However, naturally, these canopies can easily become dirty, and you will need to find a way to clean them.

Step 1 -- Remove the Pad

The pad of the car seat canopy will require cleaning, so you will have to remove it. Firstly, you will have to get the straps off. If you cannot succeed in removing the pad, consult the manufacturer’s manual for instructions. There may be slight differences between various types of car seat canopies.

Step 2 -- Remove Surface Dirt and Stains

Use a regular dirt brush to remove the dirt and stains from the canopy pads prior to wetting the area. You may use the same brush or a moist cloth to clean the plastic areas of the car seat.

Step 3 -- Clean the Car Seat Canopy

Using diluted detergent in lukewarm water and a brush, clean the surface of the canopy pads. Don’t use a washing machine for the job (not even a gentle cycle), as the pads may be destroyed in the machine. Rinse with clean water.

Step 4 -- Dry the Canopy

Allow the canopy to dry. Do not tumble dry. You can hang the car seat canopy outside or indoors, and when completely dry, place the pads back on the car seat.