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to assume I´m not the only person to find seatbelts uncomfortable

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Happy36 Wed 05-Aug-15 16:14:52

Been in a car more often this past month or so than usual (I don´t drive and we don´t own a car). Seatbelts are so uncomfortable! Does anyone else find the seatbelt rubs their boob/nipple on the opposite side? I have taken to holding the belt away from my body in the boob area to avoid the unpleasant rubbing sensation.

BertieBotts Wed 05-Aug-15 16:15:46

Um, no. confused

ProfessorPickles Wed 05-Aug-15 16:16:40

Do you wear a bra?
I have never felt this before!

DoJo Wed 05-Aug-15 16:29:13

I don't have the problem with my boobs, but I do find they tend to dig in to my neck, even when they are on the lowest setting.

dexter73 Wed 05-Aug-15 16:30:49

I don't even notice them but then I suppose I am in the car every day so have got used to them.

Zeitgeistic Wed 05-Aug-15 16:32:22

Nope never noticed the boob rubbing thing and I drive everyday. They ocassionaly dig into my neck though.

Zeitgeistic Wed 05-Aug-15 16:32:39

Try wearing a padded bra OP.

Happy36 Wed 05-Aug-15 16:38:22

I do wear a bra, often with a bit of padding. Also I am not very large in the boob area (B cup in Spain, A cup usually in England as bras there are bigger).

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 05-Aug-15 16:38:33

Are you very short/small? It sounds as if the seatbelt is too high for you if it's rubbing your norks and your neck.

Try adjusting it - there could be a sliding adjuster where the belt mechanism joins the door frame.

Happy36 Wed 05-Aug-15 16:58:28

I am 5´7". Thanks for the tip about the sliding adjuster. I will check that next time.

The5DayChicken Wed 05-Aug-15 17:05:51

I've got ginormo-boobs so the belt always rides up and ends up rubbing my neck sad

Pastamancer Wed 05-Aug-15 17:13:19

I don't get that problem, they go across the front of my throat instead. It doesn't make any difference how I adjust them so I am just constantly uncomfortable. All anyone suggests is to get the padded things to wrap around but I find them equally uncomfortable as the seatbelt is still going across my throat. If I had an accident then I would break my neck I'm sure.

Goldmandra Wed 05-Aug-15 17:17:54

I get the seatbelt across my throat, too, and find myself pulling it back down across my shoulder every couple of minutes. At 5'2" I think I probably just ought to be using a booster seat blush

It would be nice if seat belt adjusters went a little lower though.

Pastamancer Wed 05-Aug-15 17:26:55

I'm 5'4" and have also wondered about the booster seat grin

TTWK Wed 05-Aug-15 17:31:00

Going thru the windscreen is quite uncomfortable too, so I'm told.

kimcat32 Wed 05-Aug-15 17:33:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dexter73 Wed 05-Aug-15 17:34:10

Hence why we are all wearing seatbelts regardless of the discomfort.

starfishmummy Wed 05-Aug-15 17:35:15

Better uncomfortable than dead.

DadfromUncle Wed 05-Aug-15 17:39:46

My Ma used to use a cothes peg to relieve the tension on hers before the height adjustable ones were so common. There was a device called a Klunk Klip too, dunno if you can still get them

DadfromUncle Wed 05-Aug-15 17:42:07

Looks like they are still around, plus you can get velco pads to stick on

msrisotto Wed 05-Aug-15 17:44:47

I'm 5'10'' and dislike the seatbelt, though i'm driving so much at the moment I have got used to it. No problem on the boobs though, more on the neck like others have said.

msrisotto Wed 05-Aug-15 17:45:05

I'm 5'10'' and dislike the seatbelt, though i'm driving so much at the moment I have got used to it. No problem on the boobs though, more on the neck like others have said.

ProfYaffle Wed 05-Aug-15 17:48:49

I'm 5' 3" and find I get the garotting effect too. I got a clip type thing to hold the diagonal bit in the right place.

LaLyra Wed 05-Aug-15 18:14:11

I'm only 5'2 so I have one of the little plastic clips to hold the belt in the right place otherwise it cuts right across my neck (and was really, really unpleasant in a minor bump as instead of my shoulder and torso it cut across my neck).

You get them from Betterware or on amazon/ebay.

Tuskerfull Wed 05-Aug-15 18:15:18

I'm 5'8" and in my old car, the seatbelt used to irritate the skin right under my left breast. My new car is built for comfort and I don't have any problems.

Please don't hold your seatbelt away from your body, however irritating it is! My mother does that because the seatbelt grates on her neck, and I always tell her I'm not going to drive if she does it. I was saved in an accident by a seat belt and it's worth any irritation.

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