Mon, Aug 27, 2018 4:26 PM
A new study on the cleanliness of child car seats has revealed that there could be more bacteria on a child car seat than a toilet seat!
The investigation, which was undertaken by consumer watchdog, Which?, has found that there could be up to 30 types of bacteria on car seats, compared to only 16 found on a toilet.
Buckles, harnesses and headrests are said to be the most unclean areas, with bacteria gathering in those areas which could make youngster ill.
The study saw swabs of car seats tested for bacteria, and whilst parents of young children may not be surprised that a child’s nappy may be harbouring gut and faecal bacteria, it may shock some to learn that the same bacteria is being passed to seats.
The Which? Investigation revealed that there were on average 100 potentially dangerous bacteria in each square metre of a car seat. The watchdog gives the following advice to keep car seats clean and to reduce the likelihood of illnesses.
Which? Car Seat Cleaning Advice