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    solution to floppy buckles

    Total credit to canadianangie for this idea that was mentioned in an offhand way in swap. I made her idea into a pictorial. She's brilliant, clearly!

    ETA: Please feel free to copy and share this anywhere you like. If you can't download it from here pm me and I'll email it to you.
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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    That's genius. I'm going to try it with my buckles which push back into their holes when you try to buckle up. It's so annoying. Especially the passenger side is so short. I can't really tell if it's twisted or anything.
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    Angie, can you post here too so I can rep you?

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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    I have got to try this! DH and I were just saying how that the floppy buckle is the worst part of buckling in my 3-across. Thanks!

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    Nothing worse than a floppy buckle. Heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggercat View Post
    Nothing worse than a floppy buckle. Heh

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    Hehe!
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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    Hey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggercat View Post
    Nothing worse than a floppy buckle. Heh

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    Now listen, you're going to get Jen's lovely pictorial moved to a private forum if you keep that up
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post

    Now listen, you're going to get Jen's lovely pictorial moved to a private forum if you keep going that up
    What me? I was thinking completely innocent thoughts, where was your mind?

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    Apparently I have to spread the love around before I can rep, but thanks works. Weird. I'll try to fix that tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggercat View Post

    What me? I was thinking completely innocent thoughts, where was your mind?

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    Ummmm, yeah, sure...whatever you say
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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    That is genius!!! I'm going to have to do this for DD!
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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    Gonna have to do this! Adrian still has trouble buckling and half the time whines for me to do it.
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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    Quote Originally Posted by tiggercat View Post
    Nothing worse than a floppy buckle. Heh

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    Maybe flaccid buckles. That's probably worse.
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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    Quote Originally Posted by canadiangie View Post
    Hey.
    Did this idea occur to you before the buckle biter product came onto the market? Or was it a cheap and accessible solution that came to you after that product was reviewed?

    I posted that on a facebook group I co-admin, and as of right now, about 24 hours after posting it, it has 80 shares. Crazy.
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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    After. I saw the BB and thought it was neat. I intended to buy a plush toy and make my own, but I have no time for such things. Then one day I was arranging dd's booster next to dd's seat and it just came to me. Take a little chunk of noodle and wrap it around. Honestly it IS brilliant, but I'M not brilliant. I'm just a die hard SUV girl who rocks a cozy three across and needed a quick solution for dd's little hand. With the noodle she doesn't even have to look to buckle. She just... does. Like I do with my fixed stalk.

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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    Brilliant!
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    You should make these and market them for $9.99.

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    Re: solution to floppy buckles

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810 View Post
    You should make these and market them for $9.99.
    Ok. You just get me a list of every possible webbing length out there and I will.

    And be sure it's in chart form, Excel please.

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    Lol you ladies crack me up.

    Let me know if you decide to sell a $19.99 side impact version.

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