Can you drive anywhere without asking “Is my toddlers car seat safe for them?” My wife is driving down the highway with me in the passenger seat and I happen to look back to see my son almost out of his seat! Now I know I personally tightened the belt snug! (And after 3 kids, I should know how to make sure a care seat is secure!) How the heck is he able to get out of the seat? Well, I found out that he reaches up and loosens the belt himself!
Is My Toddlers Car Seat Safe for Them?
After looking on the internet, I found that I am not the only one that has had this happen. Here is a video of a child doing this:
***IMPORTANT*** Can your toddler get out of their car seat? Check your car seat to see if it's safe. Now!
Posted by The Dad Network on Saturday, March 11, 2017
Thanks to The Dad Network for posting this video!
The struggle I found is in finding a car seat that does not have this release lever within reach of the child or is buried in a way that they cannot activate it from their position. Fortunately, after a bit of searching, I have found a few.
Here is a good car seat that is harder for your toddler to break out of that I found on Amazon:
If your not into Disney so much (and after listening to the Frozen soundtrack over and over I can’t blame you (No, I don’t want to build a damn snowman!)), here is a highly reviewed seat that has the lever lower than most others, keeping it of the reach of children.
Of course there are many other seats that can work just as well, but these are just a few that were easily found in Amazon.
Have you ever asked “Is my toddlers car seat safe for them?” or have had a similar experience? What’s your ‘oh crap I’m on the expressway and my kid is halfway out of her car seat story?’ Let us know in comments below.