I recently contacted Sherri at BabyHuggables when she posted a problem on a message board. A customer of hers was having trouble with the straps on her Bugaboo not being tight enough to restrain her child. Immediately I thought ‘Hey! Us too!’ After I contacted Sherri to tell her I too had the same problem she sent me this wonderful invention of hers called The Houdini Band.
And if you remember this post, you’ll remember I also have a little Houdini. This product couldn’t be more perfect for us.
Here is the product description from the inventor herself:
Pretty cool huh? But I thought, Does it actually work? I put it to the test straight away and my results were obvious. Here is Chick in the Bugaboo without the Houdini Band:
She can get out without even trying. Now here she is with the Band:
The Houdini Band significantly reduces the chances of her escape. But after discussing it with Sherri the fault of the straps still not being tight lies with Bugaboo. There is a design flaw issue and apparently I am not the only one with the problem. Here is a side view:
I plan to contact Bugaboo regarding the issue. (Please leave me a comment if your Bugaboo straps are also far bigger than they should be even on the tightest setting.)
I tried the Houdini Band with a stroller whose straps I know work and with a stroller that we frequently use, the Peg Perego P3. Since Chick did a face plant into the driveway, Winnie the Pooh will be standing in for her on this test.
Here are the straps without the band:
And now with the band. See how much tighter and safer Pooh is?
This is a great product, one I plan to get a lot of use out of. I feel comfortable using it (and it could not be simpler to use!) and knowing that Chick will be staying put*. To order your Houdini Band or to learn more please visit BabyHuggables and The Houdini Band
*Please never leave child unattended in a stroller. The Houdini Band is not meant to replace proper adult supervision
**I was provided with this product for free by BabyHuggables