My friend and I were just talking about how her toddler daughter had a major blowout in the car seat the other day. I mentioned the Piddle Pad to her and she had never heard of it. In case you don’t know what it is, its a waterproof pad that you can put in a car seat, chair or whatever.
We used it a lot when our son was a little baby, not in the car seat, but in the swing. Since it was summer when he was little, I’d let him hang around in a cloth diaper without a cover (so he can get some air down there). The piddle pad was perfect for that. Its supposedly good for when you’re potty training your kids, too!
Some of the reviews complain because the material isn’t stiff. But I like it because it isn’t stiff. Who want’s to sit on a stiff piece of material anyways… especially during summer!
I find it washes up really easy and is super portable. The soft material lends itself to being thrown easily in a bag. I’d highly recommend it for taking on trips with you, especially if your child is just getting potty trained and you have to go on a plane! If there is an accident, your child won’t have to sit in a pee or poop soaked seat the whole flight. And I’m sure the airline crew would be thankful too!
It does bunch up sometimes, so you do have to adjust it almost every time before you put your child on it, but I don’t see it as too much effort. Afterall, you have to adjust the seat belts every time, too.