Well, my 2 yr old is using the same car seat my 10 yr old used. It has been through most of my kids and the cover was showing its wear. We just find this seat so easy to use, we haven't replaced it when we have updated our carseat fleet. I wish I would have taken a before and after shot, but I am so spur of the moment that I did not think about that. Anyway, I had gotten this really heavy duty upholstery fabric last summer and my 2 yr old liked it, so I thought why not? So, out came the seam ripper and a few hours later, voila!