Cleaning: Promptly wipe up any foreign matter or standing liquid. Machine wash cover in a commercial size front-load washing machine. Before washing, remove the U-shaped bolster filling, as discussed in the first paragraph above. Use cold water with a mild detergent. Line dry. Always make sure the Cuddler and vehicle seat are dry before re-installing.
Installation in car: Place the Cuddler on the car seat and loop the headrest strap over the headrest and adjust for best fit. Locate the white plastic tube sewn to the underside of the Cuddler. Push the tube into the gap between the seat back cushion and seat bottom cushion. The tube can be removed with a strong tug, but will hold firmly enough to keep the Cuddler in place under normal use.
Find the strap sewn to the underside of the Cuddler and pass this under one of the front corners of the seat and connect to one of the plastic adjustable anchors found on the sides of the Cuddler (use of this is optional and might not work on some floor-mounted car seats).
The vehicle seat belt can now be buckled over the top of the Cuddler. For your pet’s comfort, the lap section of the seat belt can be covered by the fabric panel on the edge of the Cuddler’s central bed section. With the seat belt connected, your pet can now be safely restrained using one of Solvit’s Car Safety Harnesses (sold separately). Use of the safety harness is optional, but recommended to improve safety for pets and passengers.