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Kiddy car seats - do dc climb out?

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MooM00 Wed 22-Jun-11 14:28:36

I'm thinking of getting a kiddy seat for dc3 but I can't see what stops the dc from climbing out. We already have a maxi cosi priori so i don't want to waste my money if 'Houdini' will escape. Dc1 and 2 could both escape from the priori.

deepfriedcupcake Thu 23-Jun-11 13:54:19

What's to stop them escaping?

I found simply carrying out the threat that "if you climb out we'll just turn the car round and you won't get your trip to the park" worked quite well.

That along with "the policeman will be really really cross with you", and "do that again and you're back in the baby seat". I think DS stayed put after that.

Plus the incentive that if he's good, he gets to push the magic red button once the engine's switched off.

EthelredOnAGoodDay Thu 23-Jun-11 13:59:16

We have a kiddy car seat. We had one occasion in 9 months when DD was on meltdown and managed to push the cushion thing up and slip under it hmm. Luckily I was somewhere I could pull over and wrestle put her back in the seat. Think I perhaps hadn't tightened the seatbelt enough and that's how she managed it. Apart from that we like it though.

SKYTVADDICT Thu 23-Jun-11 14:00:12

I have been looking at something called Five Point Plus. It looks quite good and covers the bit where they get their arms out. Haven't got round to buying one yet though so can't recommend it as such but it does look good.

I also use the Policeman will tell you off!

HRHMJOFMAGICJAMALAND Thu 23-Jun-11 14:01:46

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MooM00 Fri 24-Jun-11 14:04:28

Is the cushion thing just held down by the car seatbelt? Why can't the dc just push it up and climb out?

HRHMJOFMAGICJAMALAND Fri 24-Jun-11 15:15:52

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deepfriedcupcake Fri 24-Jun-11 17:47:07

I think they get used to the general idea of being strapped in from birth, so settle into staying put, after a spot of testing the boundaries first.

And yes the cushion is just held in place with the seatbelt - their car protection is the seatbelt itself, the cushion (and backrest bit with it) just stop the belt cutting into the wrong places (kid's neck and stomach) in a crash.

MooM00 Sat 25-Jun-11 10:14:44

I don't think I'll get one then since dc3 seems to have even more houdini in her than dc1 and 2. We'll stick with the maxi cosi.

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