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June 7th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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My rear facing 16 month old can undo his chest clip. He did it 3 times today, the 3rd my mom was sitting in the back with him. What do I do? He doesn't understand that he needs it yet but I can't see him when he un does it
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June 8th, 2012, 05:36 AM
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Try a piece of rough velcro on the outside of the clip. This deters most little ones from wanting to touch it.
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June 18th, 2012, 08:36 PM
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My toddler went through a phase of doing this and I just stopped the car repeatedly and talked to her and fixed it. It was a pita but she stopped fairly quickly.

Velcro wouldn't have deterred her at all. Someone suggest clipping a toilet paper roll through the chest clip. That may have worked or may have given her cause to play with it more, but I didn't feel like it was a long term solution like teaching her it was unsafe.

After she quit unclipping she started sliding it down to pop her arms out... Thankfully we curbed that quickly too.
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July 1st, 2012, 10:04 PM
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I don't know if this is safe or not (actually I'd be interested to hear what people think), but this is what I used when my 8 year old was going through that phase. He was still too young to understand. We tried everything and nothing worked. So I used this: Houdini Stop Car Seat Chest Clip.
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July 2nd, 2012, 05:16 AM
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I don't know if this is safe or not (actually I'd be interested to hear what people think), but this is what I used when my 8 year old was going through that phase. He was still too young to understand. We tried everything and nothing worked. So I used this: Houdini Stop Car Seat Chest Clip.
I wouldn't recommend that. It hasn't been tested by the car seat manufacturers.

Another thing you could do is buy some zippered and button down shirts. Have the shirt on the child (not zipped or buttoned), fasten the child in the car seat, then button or zip the shirt around the harness. (Of course this only works if the child can't work buttons or zippers yet.)
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