Or in my case, how to clean booster seat straps. It’s all the same. And if yours look anything like mine (actually my son’s), they’re pretty gross.
and Exhibit B:
It has looked much worse than this, but I have tried cleaning it with soap and water a few times. That got some of the junk off, but for the most part, it still looked pretty dirty.
So here we go. The cast of characters:
You will need:
Dish soap (Dawn is my fave)
An old toothbrush or some other cleaning brush
A plastic container or paper cup
1. Mix two parts bleach to one part baking soda. You don’t need a lot. I did about 1/4 cup bleach with 1/8 cup baking soda. I had plenty left over.
3. Slosh it around. Add one drop of dish soap. (You might need more if you’re using something other than the concentrated Dawn dish soap.)
4. Mix it up with your toothbrush and start scrubbing. You’ll want to mix it up frequently, as the baking soda likes to separate from the bleach. If you need more suds, add another drop or two of dish soap.
5. Lather, rinse, repeat… as needed. The straps on my booster seat (again, not mine per se) cleaned up very easily and didn’t require much elbow grease at all. Rinse it off with water and let dry. They will look even brighter and whiter after they dry.
SO much better!