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Houdini-esque 18 month old can get out of his car seat - WWYD?
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Helper670 · 28/05/2017 22:58

Posting on behalf of my friend who is at her wits end. It's not that he can wriggle out he can just unclip it! She's tried him in a whole variety of car seats in mothercare and there were only two he couldn't undo the clips of - one which doesn't fit their car and one which was £500 (which she can't afford!)
Anyone else have this problem and how did you get round it? Thanks.

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HirplesWithHaggis · 28/05/2017 23:01

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Akire · 28/05/2017 23:02

Strip of Velcro/belt thing and wrap
It around the actual clip part so he can't get at the press it part?

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Helper670 · 28/05/2017 23:04

No it wouldn't Sad he doesn't get his arms out, he literally just reaches down and undoes the clip (like an adult would if they were going to get him out of the car)!
Thanks for the suggestion though!

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Helper670 · 28/05/2017 23:06

Yes that's the sort of thing akire - it's just does such a product already exist?!

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HirplesWithHaggis · 28/05/2017 23:07

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randomsabreuse · 28/05/2017 23:10

We have the £500 ish Cybex Sirona - had to upgrade at an awkward height/weight with houdini potential and chose a seat with a clip that felt like it needed adult fingers to undo. Not good with arthritic grandparent fingers though.

In Car Safety Centre might be a good source of advice.

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Helper670 · 29/05/2017 07:33

I read on another mumsnet thread that there are products for children with special needs to stop them opening car seat buckles. Anyone heard to these. I've googled but no luck.

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Spanneroo · 29/05/2017 07:38

I second giving the in car safety centre a call. They're great!

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RedSandYellowSand · 29/05/2017 07:44

buckle cover
Or what about a seat with an impact shield

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Helper670 · 29/05/2017 07:59

Thanks spanneroo, sorry missed the bit about in car safety centre on other post - I just read 'we have the £500 seat (which friend can't afford) and didn't read the end bit! I will pass this thread on for her to see.

Cheers for those redsandyellowsand Smile

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NapQueen · 29/05/2017 08:05

Please dobt recommend her a seat with impact shield. They are really not safe, and can only be used forward facing. Rear facing is the best direction at that age.

Could she glue something rough onto the buckle press part? The rougher side of velcro eg?

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00100001 · 29/05/2017 08:11

Buckle cover and houdini strap, combined with severe telling off if he tries to escape.
Kid needs to know it's unacceptable behaviour.

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llangennith · 29/05/2017 08:38

Houdini straps.

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