We are at the crossroads of car seat-ville - my baby is turning one and moving up from his infant seat, and my almost three-year-old is ready for a booster seat. Kind of. He actually has a hard time staying in one and we're wavering between buying him a booster or a larger seat with a 5-point harness.
Yesterday I took the car seat out of the car and washed the cover, leaving the undersides exposed. There is styrofoam attached to the plastic frame behind the back and head. And my monkey tore half the styrofoam off, in one big chunk. I was understandably upset and sent him to his room before I could do worse damage to his little person.
I figured I'd do a quick patch job and glue it back in and the the cover would help keep it in place. I used my never-fail Superglue. I love that stuff. I stuck it in a few places on the car seat frame and all over edges of the two pieces. I put the styrofoam back in place and held it for a bit. Then I dripped it all across the seam between the pieces. And a minute later screamed (again) because as it turns out - Superglue melts styrofoam.
Superglue is good for a lot of things, but as the package clearly states, it is not to be used on polyethylene or pholypropylene, which is what styrofoam is. So my tip - read packages! And never use Superglue on styrofoam.
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