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Seat belt height adjuster - £9.99 @ Argos
Seat belt height adjuster - £9.99 @ Argos

Seat belt height adjuster - £9.99 @ Argos

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Adjusts the height of the seat belt strap so that it rests just above the shoulder to prevent the seat belt from rubbing the child's neck and to ensure that children do not place their arm over the belt.

I wouldn't say this is a great deal since it is £9.99 for something that probably costs less than £0.50 to make. But having said that, I think it is a good idea and there might be parents looking for a solution for their kids not wearing their seatbelts properly, which could end up in them becoming paralised from the waist down. So £9.99 is good if you consider that it could save your child from serious injury.

You can watch the Dragon's Den clip on bbc.co.uk/dra…en/ .

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It did cost less then 50p to make if i recall, obviously they dont care that much about childrens safety if they can hike the price up by this much ....there hoping on parents fears hence the massive price increase.

Shame they dont think of families who may not be able to fork out £10 per child for one of these , shame on them.

Excellent and simple invention, but far, far too expensive. I think i'll go for the reggae reggae sauce instead.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42656000/jpg/_42656433_levi_roots_pa300.jpg

I remember these from the dragons den

if a child is too small for a seatbelt to work correctly, shouldnt they be using a booster seat?

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I wouldn't say 'shame on them' since the product wouldn't have been out there to buy at all if it wasn't for them. But as I said, it's true that they have a high mark-up on them (but then again, they are cheaper than a booster seat).

Didn't these use to come standard in volkswagens or some brand? I'm sure I remember seeing them and wondering what they were for.

You could say shame on anyone who won't pay £10 for their kids, if they can. Yep, the mark up is steep, but I doubt the cost of design, marketing, packaging & shipping is 50p - unless it is made of a common plastic, which I doubt it is.

kelly_o_fanatic

I remember these from the dragons denif a child is too small for a … I remember these from the dragons denif a child is too small for a seatbelt to work correctly, shouldnt they be using a booster seat?




Yes, any child who doesn't fit correctly into an adult belt should be in a booster seat. Booster seats are available from £3.99 upwards. (We have four, two cost over £10 but the others both cost under £10 and they all do the same job.)

kidcat

Yes, any child who doesn't fit correctly into an adult belt should be in … Yes, any child who doesn't fit correctly into an adult belt should be in a booster seat. Booster seats are available from £3.99 upwards. (We have four, two cost over £10 but the others both cost under £10 and they all do the same job.)



Thought so, in that case these arent needed

You can get things that do the same job in slightly different ways for around £3 from other places. To me this is not a new invention as they work very much like the Klunk Klip things that have been around since the rear seat-belt laws came into force in I think the 1980's!

@Kelly-o-fanatic even with booster seats the belts can be uncomfortable on the necks of little'uns by rubbing(i should know as every time we take them in the car my 4 and 6 year olds whinged often enough until we got them some soft material seat belt huggers!)

harlzter

@Kelly-o-fanatic even with booster seats the belts can be uncomfortable … @Kelly-o-fanatic even with booster seats the belts can be uncomfortable on the necks of little'uns by rubbing(i should know as every time we take them in the car my 4 and 6 year olds whinged often enough until we got them some soft material seat belt huggers!)



Oh right, shouldnt happen if they are in booster seats but obviously still does
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