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Suggestions for Kid-proofing MS

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by shive, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. shive

    shive Member

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    Hi all,

    Any tips on what sort of seat protector and kick mat is the best for the MS? Since many of the kickmats & seat protectors wrap the top around telescoping headrests, I thought that this might be a problem to find something suitable. Suggestions would be appreciated as I'm expecting delivery in a couple of weeks.

    Thx!

    ...now time to clean out the garage!
     
  2. ZBB

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    I use a Diono Ultra Mat under my daughter's booster seat. Works well -- it has a flap that tucks into the seat fold to hold the bottom part in place, and a strap that fits fine around the fixed headrest.
    Amazon.com: Diono Ultra Mat Full-Size Seat Protector, Black: Baby

    I'm not using a kick mat though -- the ones I used on a previous car won't work on the Teslas front seats. But our daughter is 6 1/2 now, and she likes to sit in the middle, so not having one hasn't been a problem so far...
     
  3. shive

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    ZBB,

    Thanks for the link...I will check it out. Shame that there isn't anything that will work for fixed headrests that I can find (for kickmats)...
     
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    kevincwelch Active Member

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    That Diono is a great protector. I have two of them. When my kids aren't in the car with me, I have found that they work great in the front seat for protecting the leather from my sweaty clothes after the gym or for padding the Model S when I am transporting wood (or whatever) from Home Depot. The only problem with these protectors is that I have found it cumbersome to have to lift them up a bit to get the seat belt to latch.

    I haven't found the need for kick pads...
     
  6. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    FWIW (and I had this discussion with another forum member when we met in person) I sleep a lot better just letting the goldfish crumbs accumulate (vacuum), we use non-scuff seats here, we accept feet scuffs on the back of the driver and front passenger seat (a little plastic cleaner and just like new), and they can have water as their only drink. two cents later ..
     
  7. Teriyaki88

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    Don't cover anything it the car. You put your kids in this ! :)

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  8. JohnQ

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    6 year old twins in the back and the seats do get kicked often. Cleans right off though. I just do it once a week with a damp cloth.

    I haven't allowed food or drink in the car yet, though. I suppose I'll cave on water if we do a trip longer than 3 hours.
     
  9. Laumb

    Laumb smrtass.

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    No foods In the car.
    Drinks? Water.

    And I always takes the kids' shoes off. When they get older (now 3 1/2 & 1 1/2) they can choose; take off your own shoes - or don't kick the seat. This assumes their shoes is not muddy.
     
  10. shive

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    thanks for all the input...i'm going with the diono seat cover and no kick/front seat rear protectors. i'm curious to see how the leather holds up...
     
  11. ZBB

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    I bought a seat belt extender that someone else here recommended -- here's the link. Amazon.com: 8 Go!: Automotive

    Went with the 8" one and it puts the seat belt button right next to the seat belt slot on her booster -- otherwise the rather buried connectors on the Tesla would be a pain to buckle a booster (and she would never get it herself...)... Since its rigid, it stays in the right spot too...
     

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