The car seat world offers more accessories than you can imagine. In many cases, it is easy to buy these at the same time as the car seat purchase. However, remember to only buy accessories from recognised suppliers. This is because there is no requirement to crash test accessories and therefore there are unfortunately various accessories on the market that do not protect your child, instead they can rather be dangerous.
So, buy your accessories from a recognised supplier, preferably from the same manufacturer as your car seat. Only then can you be sure that the accessories are tested and fit together with your particular car seat. Below we have listed the most important and common accessories that you may need for your child and the car seat:
A seat protection is exactly what it sounds like, a protection for the seat. We all know how wet, cold, and dark autumn days can be and this is where a seat protection can help and protect the car's seat from dirt and moisture. If you want to buy a seat protection, you can also invest in a seat protection premium that is slightly thicker to protect your car and its seats. Several of the seat protections also offer secured pockets for a tablet.
A mirror helps you as a parent to see your child sitting in a rear-facing car seat during the car trip. The mirror is mounted on the back seat of the car seat headrest. Having a mirror can also help your child look up and reduce the risk of nausea.
The summer can be hot and so can trips by car. To give your child the best conditions and reduce the risk of overheating, there are several solutions and accessories that will help. Several car seat manufacturers today make summer covers for their car seats in another fabric that reduces the heat absorption from the sun. In addition to this, there are also so-called "Cooling pads" that are attached as pads on the car seat. With 3D technology, they ensure that the air circulation is constant and reduces the risk of overheating.
If you want further guidance, there are also smart accessories that you can connect to your mobile phone. A safety pad that, for example, warns if it gets too hot in the car or if the child has been sitting down for too long.
Read more about the choice of car seat, the importance of a rear-facing car seat and how the car affects the installation options in our car seat guide, which you will find in Articles and Tools.