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    CPS Technician smackeen's Avatar
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    Help with unbuckling chest clip.

    Trying to help an acquaintance with her not quite 4 year old (autism diagnosis) that was unbuckling the chest clip.

    Things I can think of:

    pulling over each time (has tried this)
    toy distraction
    velcro on buckle
    button up shirt (heard this is now a no no?)
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    Re: Help with unbuckling chest clip.

    Car only toys.

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    Visual reminder on the back of the headrest in front of him "no unbuckle"

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    Re: Help with unbuckling chest clip.

    I'm not sure why buttoning a shirt would be a problem when people recommend tucking blankets over a baby in an infant seat or placing a jacket over top of the harness rather than wearing it underneath.

    If none of those work, Merritt manufacturing is supposed to be offering their escape prove chest clip for sale stand alone soon. (It is a lot like an IMMI chest clip but uses a "key" to open.)
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    What type of seat is it? Knowing the type of clip may help us contribute...
    Soph- 9-10-10 riding in radians RXT, XTSL, and 65SL
    John- 5-03-13 our angel...
    Rucker- 10-14-14 riding in a coccoro & snugride
    (Poor guy- took me over a month to add his info!)

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    CPS Technician smackeen's Avatar
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    Re: Help with unbuckling chest clip.

    It was an evenflo symphony and then they switched to a hb turbo booster per public heath.

    Needless to say child is now unbuckling the seat belt.

    Person is thinking of getting a radian due to slimness and younger child has the symphony now.
    Shalan - CRST - I
    DS#1 10yr, 54in & 62lbs. Affix.
    DS#2 7yr, 44in & 41lbs. Diono Cambria.
    DS#3 5yr, 42in & 38lbs. FF in Radian Premier and Complete Air.

    Riding in a 2015 Caravan and a 2013 Corolla.

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    Well the radian is much harder to undo... Hopefully that will help...
    Soph- 9-10-10 riding in radians RXT, XTSL, and 65SL
    John- 5-03-13 our angel...
    Rucker- 10-14-14 riding in a coccoro & snugride
    (Poor guy- took me over a month to add his info!)

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