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i took out my infant seat to give to a friend that is having a baby in june and although the place where it was being stored is not damp and it was in plastic, the straps have mildew spots. im soaking them in some warm water with oxyclean right now and plan to scrub them after soaking. but if that doesnt work does anyone have any ideas? its a 2.5 yr old graco snugride with those really pale beige straps. it doesnt smell at all and there are no stains at all on the sun shade....if the straps were grey/black like all my other seats im sure i wouldnt have even known.<br><br>
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also eta - the crotch buckle/strap i cant seem to get it off the carseat. is it meant to come off like all the other straps? should i force the metal clip through the opening so i can soak it too??
 

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I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to soak carseat straps. I would order replacements from the company.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to soak carseat straps. I would order replacements from the company.</div>
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hmm, i asked a cpst friend who said an oxyclean soak and scrub was fine...i would assume its what you soak it in that would make the difference? not sure
 

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just checked the the replacement strap set is only $13.00...
 

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I would not consider straps that have been mildewed and soaked safe to use. $13 for new straps is still a good deal for your friend.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would not consider straps that have been mildewed and soaked safe to use. $13 for new straps is still a good deal for your friend.</div>
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thanks - im gonna dry them out, put them in a bag and give it all to her. i am sending her the url with all the info for the exact straps to her email address too. i never know with her what she will want do and dont wanna be accused of telling her what to do but will pass on the info to her and let her decide (i thought about just ordering them, but have been accused of being pushy in the past lol).<br><br>
thanks so much for the great info <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I never understand this stuff about not washing car seat straps. Since straps get puked on and otherwise mucked up CONSTANTLY, it doesn't make any sense that you can't wash them. If you couldn't get them wet, getting (and leaving) puke on them certainly wouldn't be a good idea, and you'd need new straps every time your kid spat up. No, I wouldn't throw them in a washer, but it certainly seems reasonable to clean them/get them wet. Comments?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I never understand this stuff about not washing car seat straps. Since straps get puked on and otherwise mucked up CONSTANTLY, it doesn't make any sense that you can't wash them. If you couldn't get them wet, getting (and leaving) puke on them certainly wouldn't be a good idea, and you'd need new straps every time your kid spat up. No, I wouldn't throw them in a washer, but it certainly seems reasonable to clean them/get them wet. Comments?</div>
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Yeah, straps get puked on, spit up on, peed on (crotch straps), etc. After those episodes the straps have been soaked too, just in gross stuff.<br><br>
I get the whole thing about not using detergents, but <i>water</i>? Don't see why not. I think it's a CYA kinda thing.
 
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