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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 08:13 AM   1
Padan1111
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Bus travel with toddler


Hi there

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas. We are going on holiday next monday with our 16month old. After the flight there will be a pretty long bus transfer, possibly 45 mins.

I feel somewhat uneasy about having toddler on knee without them being strapped in. I can't tuck them into my lap belt, so what I had thought is whether there was any product that attaches them to my belt - much like the thing they give you for the flight.

I've looked around online and I don't think I am using the right search terms because I can't find anything except normal harnesses for walking with reins.

Does anyone have any particular products they can recommend? There must be something like this available don't you think? Short of nicking the thing off the plane, I can't think of what to do!!?

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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 09:43 AM   2
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Where are you traveling to there might not be any belts at all on bus



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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 09:48 AM   3
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We're going to Lanzarote and there will be belts on the bus, but I guess they will be lap belts and they won't fit a 16 month old particularly well.



 
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Old Aug 7th, 2018, 17:37 PM   4
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The last time we went on vacation we brought two car seats just for the transfers to/from the airport.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2018, 05:09 AM   5
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Like this? https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075465Y...detail_2?psc=1



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2018, 05:12 AM   6
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The last time we went on vacation we brought two car seats just for the transfers to/from the airport.
Not many car seats work with just a lap belt though, which is what will be on the coach I guess.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2018, 05:32 AM   7
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I believe in the US most car seats can be installed with just lap belts, but most places in the U.K. donít use lap belts so our seats need three point belts to install.

Maybe something like the bubble bum seat?



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2018, 09:40 AM   8
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Hi guys

Thanks for the responses.

The belt extender is exactly that, I'm not sure how it works as a standalone belt attaching to a lap belt. It might work if I can't find anything else. Just have to ensure it would fit.

The bubble bum seat's not quite right because she's too small for a group 2/3 :S

I've also seen some harnesses for use with children on a motorbike. But that doesn't seem quite right either!

There's a hole here in the market, time for dragons den!?



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2018, 10:44 AM   9
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I know he is too young for bubble bum, but itís better than nothing. Using a lap belt on him is pointless as his hip structure would not be high enough to catch the lap belt, therefore the seatbelt could cause serious internal injuries.

Can you hire a car and use your own car seat?



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2018, 11:30 AM   10
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I believe in the US most car seats can be installed with just lap belts, but most places in the U.K. don’t use lap belts so our seats need three point belts to install.

Maybe something like the bubble bum seat?
Interesting. Here in Canada our seats can be installed with just a lap belt. Only really old cars use lap belts so we wouldn't use just a lap belt to install the seats in our vehicles, but it is handy to have the option for when on a plane or a bus.



 
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