Car seat safety isn't as easy as it sounds especially with the little ones that occupy them. I'm not sure what it is but for a while there my youngest could not stay buckled in the car. We'd buckle him in his car seat but then come to find at our destination that the car seat itself was unbuckled from the car. It was quite nerve-racking and not the car bonding experience I wanted.
It was even worse finding out he was unbuckled while driving cause then I'm there trying to buckle him while my husband is driving or trying to tell his older brother to buckle him. I can't tell you how many cricks in the neck I've gotten from twisting back all weird in the backseat like some contortionist.
Either he would unbuckle his seatbelt or his brother would – either way I couldn't stand it. I wanted him to be safe and secure and not able to fly with his car seat if we wrecked. For a while we had been wondering if there was something that would prevent him from unbuckling his seatbelt but never found anything. I saw the buckle and cup idea on Pinterest but what is even better is the BeltLock (about $17 US).
The BeltLock prevents children from opening the seatbelt that secures their child seat or it could even be used on any seatbelt if that's your wish.
It's super easy to install. All you do is slip it over the top of the buckle mechanism and then slide in the buckle as usual. Part of the BeltLock covers the release button preventing little one's from freeing themselves.
Releasing the BeltLock is just as easy. You just insert a key or narrow object and press the buckle release button. That's it. Super easy and effective! I wish I would have had this product when my kids were always unbuckling themselves – might have saved me a few gray hairs.
To learn about and purchase this product please visit the BeltLock website.