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Child Car Seat Cleaning: From a Child’s Perspective

baby in car seat holding a phone

I’ve always looked at child car seat cleaning through the lens of a concerned parent. However, as my four-year old daughter was recently curious as to what I was doing on the computer as I edited some video, I decided to ask her a few questions about child car seat cleaning and how she feels about it. Her answers to my questions were pretty considerate and went as follows:

  • Q: How do you feel when you get in a clean child car seat?
    • A: Comfortable.
  • Q: Why do you feel comfortable?
    • A: Because it’s fresh and clean.
  • Q: What does a fresh car seat mean to you?
    • A: It looks better. It’s shiny (we just recently saw Disney’s Moana, so decided to add the flare of the giant crab from the film when saying “shiny”).
  • Q: What does a clean car seat mean to you?
    • A: It doesn’t smell like a dirty child car seat.
  • Q: If you were selling car seat cleaning services to one of your friends what would you tell them?
    • A: Get in a clean car seat.
  • Q: What could they do while their car seat is being cleaned?
    • A: Do something else, like play at a park on the playground.
  • Q: What coul…..

…And she goes back to playing with her younger sister (I was surprised I had her attention for as long as I did). She brings up some valid selling points though.

A child can tell when their environment could use some sprucing up. If they could clean child car seats themselves, they probably would. Parents are busy with work, school, arts, sports, social life, etc. to worry about cleaning. I get it. However, Germz Be Gone is here to help keep you and your child on the go in a clean child car seat for health benefits we don’t normally think of like: reducing the risk of infection, decreasing the amount of germs tracked into the household and even psychological benefits from operating in a clean environment.

The benefits of child car seat cleaning are plentiful. Put your child in a clean car seat like my daughter said.

 

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Baby Car Seat Protection: How Are Probiotics Used?

probiotic bacteria

Ever heard of probiotics to clean, sanitize and protect?

That’s ok, most people haven’t. Let us give you a quick rundown.

Some harmful microorganisms, like e. coli and staph bacteria, can develop a “biofilm.” Biofilm is a sticky, hard layer of secretions, which germs create in order to build a barrier where an organized colony of germs thrive. Inside this biofilm, germs pass nutrients to one another and transport waste outside of their little community. Since the biofilm is relatively hard and several layers deep, most chemical disinfectants (including bleach or Lysol) are not able to penetrate it in order to kill any of the germs below the surface. Therefore, after a disinfectant is applied and evaporates, what’s left are dead microorganisms to act as food for the community of germs that was untouched by that same chemical. Those germs then begin to feast and thrive, adapt, and eventually become resistant to chemical disinfectants or antibiotics–the creation of a super germ has begun. (Imagine what’s thriving in your baby car seat right now). However, we have an answer for this.

Our unique process applies high-temperature steam vapor to the surface which penetrates and destroys germs and biofilm while cleaning very effectively. Then, for additional protection, we add a layer of probiotic bacteria to the surface through a super-fine mist.

That’s right! Like probiotics in yogurt or dietary supplements for stomach and immune health, similar probiotics help sanitize and make your environment healthier at the microscopic level in several ways:

  • overcrowding a surface so germs can’t settle and thrive
  • “quorum sensing” telling germs to stop replicating or be destroyed
  • consuming the food sources germs would normally eat like dead skin cells, micronutrients in sweat, old food, etc.
  • breaking down biofilm and destroying odors at their source

What’s more, the probiotic bacteria keep working and sanitizing for several days. So when you pick up your child from school and place them in the car seat, those same probiotics are still sanitizing the seat so less germs survive and transfer between points of interest.

Our goal is to keep your child’s micro environment clean and sanitized so they can enjoy the fun things in life rather than battling infection.

Probiotic cleaners are already used for room preparation in leading-edge hospitals, air filtration systems in hotels, and used for sanitizing equipment in food processing plants, and other high risk areas where infection control is critical. Well, we believe infection control is absolutely critical when it comes to your child’s micro environment.