Jaylin is 6 and she has sensory issues, things can’t be too tight or feel a certain way. Every time we’re in the van she knows to buckle up, but when I look back she has the shoulder strap BEHIND her and it drives me crazy. Not only does it annoy the OCD part of me but it’s really unsafe! I’ve explained the safety to her, tried to make her understand, but the sensory part of her hates anything around her neck that is rough like that and that trumps safety in her head. Thanks to Seat Pets the seat belt is no longer behind her anymore!
It’s pretty funny, just the other month the kids were watching TV and the commercial for Seat Pets come on, my oldest son Jeffery told me “You need to get that for Jaylin.” Now that we have it, he was right. Jaylin loves her “monster” Airheart. She loves that it has so many pockets to put her little toys in and I’m happy she’s wearing her seat belt the right way. We just recently took a road trip that was a little over 4 hours long and I never once saw her wearing her seat belt the wrong way, she even had a few naps on it!
When it’s just Jeffery in the van he happily cuddles up to it too. I looked back yesterday and he was fast asleep on it. So when we stopped at a stop light I had to quickly snap a picture of him! I never have any problems with him buckling up the right way, he is the usually the first to buckle up and remind the rest of us to do it too. He just likes it because it’s comfortable, we may end up getting him one and I know once Jaxon is out of his 5 point harness car seat that he will be getting one. Great way to make it fun for kids to buckle up.
Seat Pets can be used on other things as well, the site shows a little girl with it attached to the front of her scooter. It also comes with a backpack strap that the kids can take their Seat Pets with them. My favorite thing about Seat Pets (besides that it makes her wear her seat belt the right way) is how easy it can be taken off and put on. When my dad came and got Jaylin to take her out for her birthday I was quickly able to take the Seat Pet off and out of our van and put it on in my dad’s vehicle. Jeffery has even been able to take it off when Jaylin isn’t in the van and put it where he sits, it is that easy.
Seat Pets are $19.99 and come in three different characters, Whish, Awty and Airheart.
One lucky Eighty MPH Mom reader will win their own Airheart Seat Pet.
*Jackie received products for the purpose of reviewing at no cost to her. All opinions expressed are her own and not influenced by anything or anyone.