I really could have used this product two years ago when my feisty toddler would unfasten her seat belt and climb around the car while I was driving. The incident I’ll never forget occurred when we were only one block away from our house. I had all my kids in the car and they were making a lot of noise and laughing. I turned to notice my toddler hugging my headrest, giggling and saying “Hi Mommy.” I screamed at her and waited for what felt like eternity to approach the nearest stop sign so I could secure her in her car seat. Since then, I have been programmed to keep my eyes and ears open for products to prevent such “terrifying toddler moments.”
Imagine my excitement when I saw a stack of these Hands Off adhesive reminders tucked away in the corner of a local closeout store. Two things quickly went through my mind. Products you want are never available when needed and second, is it possible that I was the only parent who was unable to keep her child restrained in a car seat?
Shortly after I located these adhesives and shouted “score” in my head, I sort of chuckled at the packaging. My reminders were in no way gentle and were not effective at keeping her in her seat. I’m not sure these adhesives would have eliminated her habit. However, they might have given me a fighting chance to make it home or to the side of the road before my head was spinning and my heart was in my stomach.
Anyone try this product or a similar solution? If so, what worked best for you?