Posted by Jamie H on September 12, 2003 at 14:59:51:
In Reply to: Very Big Problem posted by Debbie on September 11, 2003 at 19:25:21:
: I posted about this awhile ago and now I'm looking to revisit the subject. My daughter who is 3 has figured out how to escape from her car seat. I have done everything (including giving her a spanking, lol - I really did) I can possibly think of to curtail this problem and nothing has worked. I've looked for products that stop this, I've visited websites for specialized products for the car for the physically disabled to see if they had anything, I've used Phil's suggestion and duct taped the straps below the buckle (She just worked at the tape and got it off), I've tried giving her toys in the car, and I've even sewed another buckle to the straps (like a backpack buckle) underneath the chest buckle so she could not move it down and then my friends husband who is on the police force told me that it was illegal and I had to take it off - safety reasons, if there's ever a crash they cant have all of those buckles holding her in.
: So now what, it's not like I can restrict her from being in the car.
: Any more suggestions?
My daughter also knows how to get out of her car seat. She will be 4 next month. My hubby and I explained to her that it's important for her to be in her car seat incase we "crash" so she doesn't get hurt. We also told her that if the "police" catch her out of her carseat mommy and daddy would get in very big trouble. She has done really well ever since. Good Luck!