Types of Car Seat Cushions
Just like with many baby products (and not just them) cushions for cars can be divided into several types. Some of them are relevant for child safety on the road, child car seats and the like, whereas some are not.
In general, car seat cushions can be divided into 3 major categories:
- Cushions for adults. Usually, have an ergonomic shape or are designed to fit a specific type of car seats.
- Universal cushions. Plain cushions, typically possess a simple shape.
- Cushions for children. Can be further divided into several types.
Of these three categories, only the latter is relevant. However, some of the sub-types still will not be considered in this review. That includes:
- Head and body support cushions. Technically qualify but they have their own review.
- Toddler cushion for car seat strap and belt covers. Technically qualify but they have their own review.
- Cushions that cannot be used with a child safety car seat.
Examples of Best Car Seat Cushions
COOLTECH TM Car Seat Cooler
This product is not exactly a cushion, if only technically. The key difference between it and any other mat is that the child is not supposed to seat on it directly. This mat is designed for cooling the car seat—or the head and body support, for that matter—so that the child will not experience overheating even if it is impossible to avoid otherwise.
It keeps your car seat cool while you’re out—set it up when you leave the car, and the seat’s nice and cool for your child when you get back. This prevents your children from getting burned when they sit in their car seats!
Fold it flat and freeze it the night before you leave—keep it in your freezer for around 12 hours. When you get to your destination, take your child out of the car seat and lay the cooler on the seat, fabric side down. Then, take the cooler off when you get back to the car!
It cools down the car seat, and keeps the metal buckles from getting too hot! The convenient handle is great for grabbing and going, and the patented design is self-insulation—it can stay cool for hours, no matter how long you’re out.
Nappernoo- The kid comfort booster pillow
The Nappernoo is not one of the popular products but it is more than suitable as a cushion. While handmade and not mass-produced like pillows made by big name companies, the Nappernoo is quite cheap and simple to use. Moreover, since it is a handmade item, it is unique in its own way.
It only works with backless booster seats or without a car seat at all. This also means adults can use this pillow, too, even though it is primarily intended for kids.
This pillow does not merely offers comfort but also is capable of keeping the neck and back of the child upright. It is very comfortable and is made of extremely soft quilted fabric with polyester fill.
The cushion is machine-washable and can be dried in a dryer without the risk of permanent damage.
Padalily The Original Car Seat Handle Cushion
The Padalily Infant Car Seat Handle Cushion Will Make Traveling With Your Baby In Their Infant Car Seat More Comfortable And Fashionable . The Handle Cushion Will Alleviate Your Sore Arms And Give You Relief When Carrying Around That Heavy And Awkward Infant Car Seat. It Also Provides Great Visual Stimulation For Baby. Some Parents Have Told Us Baby’S First Smile Has Been To The Padalily! The Padalily’S U.S Patented Design Features 360 Degree Cushion Comfort, Two Toy Loops And A Universal Fit For All Infant Car Seat Handles; Even The Triangle Handles – Simply Wrap It Below The Triangle On The Side Portion Of The Handle. Padalilys Are Made Of 100% Cotton And Thick Foam Padding For Comfort. Since it does not take too much space, it also very non-expensive.