I have a really wriggly 2 year old, who always manages to get his arms out of car seat straps. We have three different car seats, all different makes and styles, and he can do it in all of them (he's determined to turn the side light on in the car, and wriggles and wriggles until he manages, even though I pull the straps tightly). His language isn't brilliant (actually, it's hopeless, but that's another thread!) so there's no reasoning or discussion with him.
I've been thinking about getting a separate chest clip for his car seats, but I know that there are regulations in the UK about having to be able to get your child out one-handed in case of an accident. I'm worried though that if we did have an accident, without him sitting in his seat properly, he might well be seriously injured. I have a long commute to work everyday with him, so it's a daily problem.
What would you do? And has anyone bought one and found it useful?
I'm pretty sure chest clips will be part of the carseat safety requirements when the new I-size regulation comes in, because studies have shown that the safety benefits outweigh the disadvantages of being harder to unfasten in an emergency. In the light of that, personally I would be happy to add a chest clip in the meantime.
I haven't actually got one, my LO hasn't attempted to get out of the straps but they seem highly recommended although not going by the one review on that site.
My aunt said she always has nail scissors in her bag in case she needed to cut the carseat straps.
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