Seatbelt buckle safety for escaping 9yr old

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megletthesecond Tue 31-Jul-18 08:53:02

I'm not sure if what I need exists tbh.

9yr old DD has form for undoing her seat belt and lashing out at me while driving. Do seat belts buckle covers exist that are safe but can't be undone by a bright 9yr old? (Limited support from school for her and I'm waiting for a parenting course so I can't access anything else or funds for anything heavy duty).

Off to work so I can't check back for a while.

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SpringerLink Tue 31-Jul-18 11:12:46

We have these:

www.amazon.co.uk/BuckleSafe-Seat-Belt-Buckle-Guard/dp/B00GZ3I3OQ?tag=mumsnetforum-21

Generally fine, but my 9yo has destroyed one when he was enraged.

Lesley25 Tue 31-Jul-18 12:58:06

Just wanted to say you’re not alone - I’ll be buying one of these also

megletthesecond Tue 31-Jul-18 13:33:18

Thanks smile.
It's terrifying driving with her when she flips out. Common sense goes put the window.

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BellaCat123 Tue 31-Jul-18 18:18:05

If this doesn’t work out for you and you would like to try a Houdini harness we have one which we no longer need?

Feel free to PM me your address, you would just have to pay postage.

megletthesecond Wed 01-Aug-18 07:20:21

Thanks Bella. That may be the next step if DD doesn't settle down in the car.

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SpringerLink Wed 01-Aug-18 10:10:10

Also, we have used the spiky side of self-adhesive velcro on the button of the seatbelt (I hope that makes sense) to make the button unpleasant to press.

DS was in a 5 point harnessed seat until he was 8, but the weight limit was 25kg so he has got too big. If your DD is slight and not too tall, you might be able to fit her into the Diono Radian 5 still. The Britx Two Way Elite could also be another 5 point harness option. At 9, she will grow out of them soon if not already, but if anyone with younger DC is reading these are great seats for escape artists.

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