Chemical covered car seat cover
What does the manual for your seat say?
Was it only the cover that was affected? Mildew on the straps would have me replacing them, whether they've been cleaned or not.
The cover itself I'd be tossing in the wash (hang dry), and then inspecting after it was dry for holes, wear, damaged spots, etc. I just washed the cover of our infant seat, and it came out nice and clean.
I am surprised the dry cleaner was able to get the mildew off.....
I wonder what kind of chems they use??? Our dry cleaner sucks....so we are doing good if they actually get any stain off of our stuff....especially mold!
I wash our carseat cover a lot......not much a of a deal. I even throw the straps in there because they can get really icky over time.
Obviously with a lot of washing eventually it will get wear and tear.......but I don't think you would have much of an issue this once.
Thanks ladies! I washed the cover with my regular detergent and then did a double rinse. It smells/looks great. I am still a little paranoid about the dry cleaning chemicals so I might do another rinse and hang it outside this weekend. We are replacing the straps. The infant car seat is the last thing we really need to get done before we are totally ready! ...well, I have to wash the bassinet sheets again because the cat snuck into the room and slept in it again, but we're almost totally ready. :-)