My daughter has a 5 point harness car seat, but she knows how to unsnap the chest plate. I have tightened it as much as it can possible be tightened, but she can STILL unsnap it. I have an extra rear view mirror so that I can see her at all time because I have to stop & re-buckle her often. I have told her "No", I have explained she can get hurt, I have re-snugged, I have called my local police department to get advice (they said, "keep stopping"), I have contacted the manufacturer of the seat to see if they have some kind of guard to put over it (They don't- stated that if there was an accident, you need to be able to quickly unsnap to get the child out). Nothing is fixing the issue. I have thought about putting her in one of the high back booster type seats, but am seriously afraid that she's too young for them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! BTW she's 35 &1/2 inches tall & weights 31 pounds.Answer Question
Answer by rkoloms at 2:35 PM on May. 17, 2009
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Answer by ShiningStar24 at 2:51 PM on May. 17, 2009
I had a four-year-old boy with a super hero complex. He announced that he did not need to be in his car seat any longer due to his super powers, which included the ability to defend himself against a 4000-pound vehicle crashing into us at 50 mph *sigh*. I stopped in at the police station one day while my son was at preschool and asked for a favor. That afternoon, on our way home from preschool, I was "pulled over" by the police. He was very firm and intimidating when he explained that it is the LAW that my son must be properly buckled into his car seat at all times. He explained that if my son did not listen to Mommy and follow the law, that he could write me a ticket that would cost a lot of money and that he could take me to jail! My son never unbuckled again.
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