Safety Message: To be used in conjunction with any and all seat belts and safety devices which are part of the original manufacturers car seat. Do not allow this product to interfere with the safe installation of car seat, according to car seat manufacturer’s instructions. This product is not intended for infants or rear-facing car seats. There is no warranty expressed or implied that this product will reduce injury that may otherwise occur. Use for intended purposes only. Never leave child unattended in car seat.
The NIKO Easy Wash Children's Car Seat Cover is the answer to a constant problem for many parents and grandparents: sticky, messy, germ-y car seats!
Campaign Update: The NIKO prototypes were featured in several TV shows
A recent study found children's car seats to be twice as filthy as public toilets, with as much as 100 bacteria strains per square centimeter! That included E. coli and Salmonella. Anyone who's experienced a child getting sick in the car - or wiped endless food crumbs off their car seat - understands this.
And yet, we just keep putting them back on the stains and mess, day after day. Another study by car seat manufacturer Maxi-Cosi found that most parents seldom wash their kids' car seats.
This is why the NIKO Easy-Wash Children's Car Seat Cover makes sense. It's so easy to put on - literally takes seconds - and when it gets dirty, just pull it off and throw it in the wash! Made with high-quality, super-soft minky fabric, super-strong elastic and sturdy double stitching, you can re-use it over and over again!
Keep the NIKO Easy Wash Children's Car Seat Cover in your trunk for occasions like after a swim lesson or a wet, muddy day.
Let's be real. It's not easy washing those covers that come with the car seats. None of us look forward to coming home after a long day at work, only to dismantle all those harnesses, wash and dry the covers overnight (praying they don't shrink), and attempt to re-install them correctly before the kids wake up.
Save your sanity. Get the NIKO.
It's also a matter of safety. Children always want to hand you a half-eaten banana when you're going 60 miles an hour. With the NIKO, you can say "just put it in the side pocket and I'll wash it later."
Easy to Wash:
Car-sick child? Diaper blowouts? Melting ice cream? No problem. Just throw it in the wash and enjoy a fresh car seat every time.
Water Proof Bottom:
The bottom of the NIKO has a waterproof lining - perfect for those potty training accidents or juice spills.
Easy to Put On and Take Off:
The NIKO was designed to fit almost every toddler car seat on the market, not to interfere with the seat functionality or its seat belt safety system. It was specifically designed to be no thicker than a child's sweater. It takes just seconds to take off and put back on. We recommend buying two at a time - for when one has to go in the wash, or for the 2nd car in your household.
Plenty of Storage Pockets:
Cup-holder openings on both sides and two extra pockets on each side - to hold snacks, toys, and drinks.
The NIKO was invented after a particularly messy day at the beach. My son Niko, who was 2 at the time, had wet sand coming out of every crevice of his body. Putting him in the car seat would mean tiny sand particles would remain on the car seat for months (even after a cleaning) and mold might become a problem if the car seat stayed wet for the ride home.
I thought, "I wish I could slap a towel on his car seat!" An easily-washable car seat cover for children just did not exist in big box stores. The idea of a car seat cover started percolating in my head. A week later, Niko had a diaper blow-out. That's when it became extremely obvious that this is a missing link in most parents' lives. And an a-ha moment was born.
I initially experimented by stitching towels together, with crude holes for the harnesses. Then I added pockets on the side. Cup-holder openings were created. Iron-on vinyl was added to the seat bottom for waterproofing.
But nothing looked just right. So over the next two years, the NIKO went through multiple rounds of trial and error, prototype after prototype.
Finally, it's perfect. Great thought went into every design feature, fabric choice, and material sourcing. We sent it to a lab to get tested - for everything from multiple washings to car seat compatibility and safety.
According to a recent study conducted by car seat manufacturer Maxi-Cosi, 36% of parents surveyed found 3 or more different food groups crammed into the tiny crevices of their children's car seats. But only half of those polled said they washed their car seats more than once a year. The daunting holes, harnesses, loops, and attachments these car seats come with make taking the covers off difficult and cumbersome.
- Car-sick children
- Potty trainers
- Wet & muddy climates (bacteria grows on wet car seats!)
- Hot/cold car seats during summer/winter (take The NIKO with you when leaving the car so the cover can protect your child when you put it back on)
- The NIKO keeps harnesses and buckles in place so you're not fishing it out from under your child
- Take it with you when you rent a car
- Take it with you when you ride Uber with your child
- For your babysitter's car seat
- For the grandparents' car seats
No parent likes to put their child on someone else's used car seat. Keeping a fresh package of the NIKO on hand for your customers who have children will not only impress them, it will also save YOUR car seats from being a complete disaster when they get returned.
Get the NIKO and save on cleaning those seats. Give your customers peace of mind and offer better service. Up your game against the competition.
The NIKO is U.S. patent pending.
*We need the funds to manufacture our first run of 2000 units
DISCLAIMER: To be used in conjunction with any and all seat belts and safety devices which are part of the original manufacturer's car seat. Do not allow this product to interfere with the safe use of the seat belt system or safe installation of the car seat, according to car seat manufacturer's instructions. This product is not intended for infants or infant car seats.
SAFETY NOTE Many car seat manufacturers prohibit all “add-on” products without even knowing the nature or purpose of the products they are prohibiting. A manufacturer, often for liability reasons, will simply allege that any product not made by that manufacturer could potentially interfere with the car seat’s safety system and, therefore, should not be used. However, the NIKO Easy Wash Children’s Car Seat Cover does not alter or interfere with the car seat’s seat belt safety system. The Niko uses a thin, lightweight fabric comparable to most children's clothes.
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing is a complex process. In the past couple of years, we’ve worked hard on finding the best supply chain partners and accredited manufacturers, high quality brand hardware and implementing a smart quality control processes. It took a lot of sweat and tears but we can now say we are very confident in our ability to deliver the NIKO to you on time.
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