While many car seats have a warning telling parents to place baby car seats over the head and ribs, when it comes down to it, if you’re going to drape your car seat with a cover anyway, you should be aware of some potential risks.
In fact, according to data from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published in 2014, in 22% of infant deaths due to suffocation or asphyxia that year babies were found wearing covers of any kind.
Of these deaths, 5% were due to sleeping in car seat covers.
The risks of covering your infant in a car seat are still moderate, but the CPSC still warns against the practice.
“From a safety standpoint,” says Warrant Silbaugh, Ph.D., executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “we advise parents not to put their infant in an infant carrier or car seat cover.
However, If you need car seat covers for baby though. Here is our list of best car seat covers for baby.
* How much do seat covers cost?
The average cost of a seat covers are around $18. The price can vary from $20 to $50.