10 Must Have Car Seat Accessories


       Dropped sippy cup + screaming toddler

Runny poop + car seat cover                

                       Smashed cookies + crack of the seat

                                  Lost pacifier + hysterical baby


If you have a kiddo, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  All of the crazy things that happen in the back seat of your car.  Many of them while you are driving and can’t do anything without pulling over on the side of the road.

And if you don’t have any kiddos yet, just wait.  You’d never believe how much more complicated a 10 minute ride down the road can be when you throw kids in the mix.  Yay!  ;)

But don’t worry, there are awesome car seat accessories that can turn your frown upside down my friend!  My favorite ones are below, I promise you, some of them are life changing.  Life. Changing.

Top 10 car seat accessories

10. PBnJ Baby SippyPal Cup Holder

pbnj sippy cup strap - must have car seat accessories -No more dropped baby bottles and sippy cups
-Use with strollers, car seats, high chairs, shopping carts
-Just loop, attach and adjust
-Easy to use push button buckle
-BPA, Lead and Phthalate free

9. Britax 2 Pack EZ-Cling Sun Shades, Black

Britax 2 Pack EZ-Cling Sun Shades, Black - Must have car seat accessories -Easy to apply and reposition
-UPF 30 plus sun protection blocks UV sun rays
-Mesh screen to reduce sun glare
-19″ x 12″ size fits most vehicle rear side windows

8. Baby Buddy Secure-A-Toy

baby buddy secure-a-toy - must have car seat accessories -Keep favorite toys (and pacifiers!) close at hand
-Snaps easily to car seats, strollers and high chairs
-Adjustable to two lengths
-Available in multiple colors

7. Brica Baby In-Sight Mirror

brica baby in sight mirror - must have car seat accessories -Extra-large for a wide-angle view of your baby
-Four attachment options to fit most vehicles
-Crash-tested and shatter-resistant
-Child can see you and their reflection

6. Munchkin Backseat Organizer

munchkin backseat organizer - must have car seat accessories -Universal system fits most seat backs
-Durable and easy to clean nylon
-Great for storing bottles, toys, snacks and wipes
-Different sized pockets for big and small items

5. Star Kids Snack and Play Travel Tray

star kids snack and play travel tray - must have car seat accessories -Gives kids a flat area to eat and play
-Fits most booster seats and strollers
-Stays in place by buckling around children
-Includes 2 large side pockets
-Great for long car trips

4. Summer Infant Elite DuoMat for Car Seat

Summer Infant Elite DuoMat for Car Seat - Must have car seat accessories -Protects your car’s seat from crumbs and dirty feet
-Keeps car seat from moving around
-Non Skid Back to keep mat in place
-Adjustable to fits all seats and sizes

3. Go-Go Babyz Travelmate Deluxe

Go-Go Babyz Travelmate Deluxe - Must have car seat accessories -Turns your car seat into a stroller
-Great for travelling
-6″ rear wheels for a smooth ride
-Works with all infant and toddler seats
-Swivel wheels in the front for easy maneuvering
-Folds down easily for compact storage
-One-handed lock and carry

2. Sunshine Kids Sit Rite Car Seat Leveler

Sunshine Kids Sit Rite Car Seat Leveler - Must have car seat accessories -Adjusts rear-facing angle for more upright angle for older children
-Will not flatten during tightening and installation
-Dense foam discourages sideways tipping
-Crash tested and is LATCH/UAS compatible
-Works with most rear-facing safety seats and infant carrier bases

1. Kiddopotamus Deluxe PiddlePad

Kiddopotamus Deluxe PiddlePad - Must have car seat accessories -Waterproof
-Can hold more than 1 cup of fluid
-Ultra soft and machine washable
-Unique bucket shape contains the mess
-Works with all harness systems
-Protects your seat from leaky diapers and spilled drinks

Need some help figuring out what car seat would be best for your family? Check out my lists of some of the best convertible car seats on the market as well as seats that offer higher height and weight limits for bigger kids.

Just so you know, if you purchase one of my super favorite car seat accessories using the links above, I get a small commission from Amazon, woohoo!

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  1. My favorite is definitely the large mirror for the rear-facing kiddos!

  2. Great suggestions!! I like the sippy cup holder because they always seem to drop something…. when I hit the breaks!! LOL!

  3. These are all fantastic! I can’t live without my large mirror– I’m constantly checking on Little Man! And the seat cover has saved my seats too many times to count!!

  4. that sippy cup strap is GENIUS! I wish I’s had that when my kids were little

  5. Your posts are also witty, they always bring a smile and sometimes an actual LOL. I wholeheartedly agree with this list! Thank goodness my dd is older now, but some still apply like an organizer and desk/tray.

  6. Should have been “your posts are SO witty”, lol – these hands don’t communicate with the brain too well sometimes.

  7. Wow what a great list!!

  8. The Diono angle adjuster is only to be used with Diono seats as they are the only seats it has been tested with . No other seat allows you to use a product like this to adjust the angle.
    Child restraint technician

    • Thank you for pointing that out Amanda! Diono does make another crash tested angle adjuster that they say works with almost any rear facing seat, so I replaced it with that one instead.

      • Even if they do say that (I have never seen that product) no other car seat allows it. The only items allowed by most seats (some don’t allow anything) are a foam noodle or tightly rolled towel to increase the angle. If your car seat does not fit because of too great an angle your only option is to try a different seat.

        • Sorry the page updated after my comment was posted. This product will cause a greater angle not a more upright one.


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