Does anyone remember how hard a time I had a year ago trying to keep Henry (Future Dark Overlord) in his seat belt? Fast forward a year and his evil apprentice Charlie is doing the same thing, I’ve spent a small fortune trying to keep these kids strapped into the car properly. We were pulled over by the local constabulary recently, and there was Charlie pulling his arms out ready to get out and meet the nice policeman. Our excuse that he’d only done this as the car stopped was not bought. A lecture on the safety of children in cars followed, I didn’t have to balls to tell the officer that I had considered gaffa taping the kid to the chair in the name of safety, the kid is just that hard to keep in his seat.
So my search for a device to keep them in seats resumed, I happened upon the Houdini Stop.
It is a simple yet sturdy little addition to the baby seat belt, and Charlie is yet to work out how to get it off – hurrah! He does try to try to wiggle his arms out through the now much smaller neck hole, but a tightening of the seat straps sorts that out. Job done. No places to catch little fingers, no damage or modification to the baby car seat. I needed this thing years ago! That kid is going nowhere, I can put away the gaffa tape 😉 I don’t think I need to say much more than that, just that it works, oh and that they are available in Australia at Baby Bunting and Pram Warehouse for around twenty dollars.
Another clever device the Houdini Stop people have come up with are Houdini Locks, made specifically for poosplosions! I think we’ve all had one at least one morning when you are woken by the aroma, not of brewing coffee but a poo storm, the result of a removed nappy and walls painted brown by your baby. Houdini Locks are little clips designed to help prevent baby ripping off their disposable nappies, they’re also good for doing up a nappy when you have accidentally ripped the whole velcro tab thing off when putting on a new one (I do this all the time!).
Thanks to the lovely people at Houdini Stop I have a set of Houdini Locks to give away, just comment below to go into the draw. Drawn on 12/3/12
Disclaimer: I received a free product sample from Houdini Stop in order to road test and write this review.