You mentioned that you have a toddler that likes to unbuckle their carseat while you’re driving. And other parents have issues with their kids just acting like Houdini and slipping their way out of their carseat harness. And so what do you do when your child does these things. The first thing you should do is stop the car, pull over where you’re going to be safe, and tell them that you’re not going anywhere until they’re back in their seat. And you need to make it clear that safety is not up for negotiation, and this may mean that you’re sitting there as long as it takes for them to get buckled again, and they might miss a playdate at the park, or they might miss seeing their favorite person, or going to a birthday party, or going to the store to get a treat, or whatever it was that you were on your way to do, they won’t be able to do that until they’re buckled. And after you’re persistent and consistent enough about this, then hopefully they’ll decide at their own accord that it’s better to just stay buckled rather than to deal with the natural consequences of not being able to go anywhere in the car when they unbuckle themselves. Usually when a child is old enough to try to get themselves out of their carseat, they’re also old enough to reason a little bit, and try explaining to them why you want them to stay buckled, because you love them and they’re not safe when they aren’t buckled. Along the line of consequences and reasoning, you may also want to go to your local police department and see if there’s an officer available to talk to them about why they want to stay in their carseat and what the consequences might be when they’re not buckled. Sometimes this is like a positive scare tactic that will help them stay buckled while you’re driving. You can also try positive reinforcement by offering toys in the car that they can only play with while they’re buckled. Or you can offer them candy after the ride that they’ve completely stayed buckled for, or a new toy, or something. Whatever is going to work for your toddler, try positive reinforcement and see how that goes. Distraction can also go a really long way, so in addition to giving your child a special toy to play with while they’re buckled, just keep your car locked and loaded with their favorite songs, or maybe their favorite treat. Again, these go along with positive reinforcement and other things that they can keep in their hands so that they’re busy playing instead of trying to unbuckle their seat. There are actually buckle guards that you can purchase and they have been effective for a lot of parents. They fit over the buckled portion so that the child can’t actually activate the buttons that release the lock. So those are worth a shot if all else fails. My last piece of advice for you is to think about your reaction to your child’s behavior. Kids actually prefer negative attention to no attention, so sometimes they’re just doing that to get your attention, and it you react by overreacting, then sometimes that reinforces their behavior. So of course, you have to do something about it, but as you stop the car and talk to them, do it all calmly, but firmly, set expectations, and set consequences, and follow through with them every time, and that should help break the habit of trying to get out of their seat. You can’t expect perfection the first time, so that’s why it will require persistence and consistence on your part. Good luck with it, and if you have more questions in the future for me, feel free to ask them on our Intermountain Moms Facebook and Instagram pages, and recommend us to your friends and family too.