How do you keep a 1 yr. old in a car seat?

Aniqua - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

1

0

0

My twins will not stay in thier car seats for nothing in the world. Right now that's my biggest challange.

12 Comments

View replies by

Susan - posted on 03/22/2010

160

9

26

Ours has figured out the chest strap, she can click it in and off but has not (thank God) figured out or have enough strength for the buckle at the bottom. I feel your pain...just keep telling your LO "no" and put it back on. Yes, our seat is in properly and tight enough, she's just a smart and determined little thing!!

Naomi - posted on 03/11/2010

20

12

4

Firstly make sure the harnesses are tight enough! Secondly I make my boys wear the straps on everything that has a safety strap fitted (they are there for a reason) High chair, pram the lot I tell them as a strap them in it is to keep them safe. I think that making them wear the straps on everything sends a cleart message that they are strapped in and thay will stay strapped in. My now three year old was like houdini one minute he was safely buckled the next he was wriggling across the back seat. Through sheer repetition of stopping buckling, tightening and reinforcement he got the message now he tells his little brother to stay 'clicked' cos Mummy's job is to keep them safe! I know you can buy a cover that goes between the straps preventing them from sliding their arms through the middle of the straps and getting their arms free. Hope this helps!

Cara - posted on 03/10/2010

1

11

0

I am lucky enough to have a DVD in my vehicle. My little one hates going into the seat but when the videos are playing he just sits there and stares. If you don't have a DVD player, I would attach toys to the seat. Good Luck!

Amadia - posted on 03/09/2010

8

10

0

my 18month old daughter hates the car seat as well, i can pack as many toys as i like it just don't keep her busy long enough to stay there especially on long roads.

Natalie - posted on 03/09/2010

9

55

0

Have you tried getting the car seats that have the bar that drops overhead...I had to get one of those for my third daughter because she somehow managed to take her arms out without unbuckling anything... That new carseat worked, ad even tho she may not like it as much, she's fastened in safely and cannot get out!

Cameron - posted on 03/07/2010

4

16

0

I agree, if they are only a year old, they shouldn't be able to get it undone on their own. I have an Alpha Omega carseat, and my 17 month old can't get it undone. BUT. I just thought of something. If you have older car seats, the clippy parts could be wearing down, thusly making it possible for your twins to undo the buckles.
But you do have a serious problem on your hands, cos that's just not safe. My very un-orthodox approach to this if my son were doing that would be to spank him, and make it very clear to him that no matter what, that car seat stays buckled until I undo it...but, that's just me...and I'm old fashioned.

[deleted account]

I don't understand what you mean? Ur one year old twins can get out of their car seats? If you mean that they don't like being in their car seats then that's normal but I hope ur kids haven't found a way to escape?

Michelle - posted on 03/05/2010

48

12

2

my son has learned to unbuckle the harness part and take his arms out we have taken it to the carseat safety workshops and they say it is put in correctly idk how to stop him and im irritated having to pull over all the time to buckle him back in. help

Sunrise - posted on 03/04/2010

344

30

88

Curious as to how they aren't staying in their carseats? It shouldn't be an option for them to get out on their own. The harnesses should be tight enough that you should only be able to fit 2 fingers side by side between their chest and the harness. Maybe you meant the wont get in them cooperatively? Please provide more details and maybe the great wisdom of mamas on here can help!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms