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      03-08-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question Attn: Dad's what do you use to protect little feet from seat backs?

I've seen the generic stuff at Target/Walmart but is there anything nice E90 M3 owners have that can hang over the passenger rear seatbacks to protect it from little feet and shoes?

I'm thinking something in nice black fabric to blend in and maybe have a few handy pockets for storing kids essentials?
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      03-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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How about some old socks on their shoes?
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      03-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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How about some old socks on their shoes?
+1

or take their shoes off!
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      03-08-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Simple..no little feet allowed in the M3
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      03-08-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Nothing. And, just wipe it down later.
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Simple..no little feet allowed in the M3
Why would you deprive them!
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      03-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #8
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(my little girl is 8 months old...won't have to worry about it in this car)
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Nothing. And, just wipe it down later.
^^ This

Pretty easy to simply wipe away any dirt and scuff marks.
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      03-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #10
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Don't have kids but would ask, what is the trunk for?
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      03-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #11
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It's a car. They're your kids. Don't ever let them think you've got your priorities backwards.

I do have strict rules about food and drink in my car (none) and about door opening, but otherwise I do my best to let the rugrats enjoy being in my car as much as I do.
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Folks may have noticed the novillo is pretty delicate, scuff marks will NOT be removed (and neither will tears) with a wipe down, so dream on. There are back seat covers that are quite good as well, I use one for my german shepherd for vet vists, etc. There must be one for kids or other ways to protect the leather.
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Don't have kids but would ask, what is the trunk for?
Don't think I didn't consider hard-mounting a couple carseats to the top of a Cayman S before "settling" for this car.
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OP, to protect the seats from dents from strapping the carseats in, I did buy a couple cheap, simple black seat covers from a car parts store.

I assume this isn't what you're looking for: http://www.wetokole.com/
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Don't think I didn't consider hard-mounting a couple carseats to the top of a Cayman S before "settling" for this car.
Or get a junker for kid transport. Then they can throw up in it or whatver. Just hose it out.
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It's a car. They're your kids. Don't ever let them think you've got your priorities backwards.
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I do have strict rules about food and drink in my car (none) and about door opening, but otherwise I do my best to let the rugrats enjoy being in my car as much as I do.
My kids can eat and drink whatever they want in the car.


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Folks may have noticed the novillo is pretty delicate, scuff marks will NOT be removed (and neither will tears) with a wipe down, so dream on. There are back seat covers that are quite good as well, I use one for my german shepherd for vet vists, etc. There must be one for kids or other ways to protect the leather.
The thread title says "seat back" - i.e. the back side of the front seats which are plastic. All the marks from their shoes are on'em.
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Folks may have noticed the novillo is pretty delicate, scuff marks will NOT be removed (and neither will tears) with a wipe down, so dream on. There are back seat covers that are quite good as well, I use one for my german shepherd for vet vists, etc. There must be one for kids or other ways to protect the leather.
The OP is talking about the backs of the front seats which are plastic, not leather.

OP, I have bought seat protectors that you put on the front seats that do a great job of protecting but they are pretty noticeable. I wound up taking them off and just wiping down the back during my weekly wash and haven't had any issues. This is even in winter with snow boots on. Nothing better than taking your kids for a spin with a little rally driving in the parking lot.
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I'm on the other side of this now (at this point, more exposed to the risk of the kids doing exterior damage than interior damage). There is a certain amount of interior damage that small children will inevitably cause. My strategy was to replace the damaged parts once they grew out of it. Costs less than you think, and much better than grumping on your kids for just being kids. "No food" rules are fine until you are stuck in rush hour traffic with two little kids having absolute screaming blood sugar meltdowns that you could fix by passing back a few mini-pretzels (two of which will inevitably get drool-soggy and spit out somewhere in the back seat). Car trips are stressful enough with toddlers as it is. Replacement parts are only money, after all.

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The thread title says "seat back" - i.e. the back side of the front seats which are plastic. All the marks from their shoes are on'em.
No, I understood, but if feet can reach the seat back, I figured they could also reach the seat. I guess in a car seat, they're higher off the seat.
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Use the scoffed seat backs as an excuse to upgrade to buckets or performance seats. For best results place offspring behind drivers seat.
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