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Escape artist! How to keep 22 month old in 5 point harness?

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#1 Blossom73

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

As the title suggests, my toddler has proven himself to be an escape artist in his car seat. We have a Meridian T&A seat in which he is forward facing. On our 4 hour Christmas drive, he started wiggling and managed to get his arms out of the straps (which I checked and were tight) leaving him just in the lap belt.

We stopped, re-positioned but this continued and now every trip in the car it seems to happen. Is there anything I can do to keep his arms in that will not affect the integrity of the 5 point harness/seat? Stopping every 5 minutes is sometimes not an option and so I need to keep Houdini safe.

Edited by Blossom73, 28 December 2012 - 10:53 AM.

#2 ~Mintie~

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

We bought Houdini Stop straps for our toddler: http://www.houdinistop.com/213524/html/page.html

He was getting his arms out even on the shortest trip and it was so dangerous, not just for him but so distracting for us as the driver. We've had no more problems since we got that strap.

#3 VeritasVinum

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

Houdini Stop. Available at baby stores


#4 Blossom73

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

Thank you - fastest response ever!

#5 danielle1985

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:11 AM

Agreed, houdini straps are the best. Cheap and effective. My son hasn't got his arms out since I installed it.

#6 codygirl

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

Another for the Houdini strap. My almost 3 yr old still can't get out of it. We got ours at toys r us.  


Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

Worked for me too!!!

#8 Blossom73

Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

Thanks everyone! Will be getting one this weekend!

#9 apple123

Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

We got ours here with free delivery. Really quick delivery too.

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