Accessories: Buckle Covers
Buckle Covers, $3.99 each
The Child Harness and the Child-to-Adult Harness buckles at the back. For most children, especially toddlers and younger children, this feature alone is enough to prevent them from removing the harness. For older children and teens diagnosed with autism or ADHD who are wearing a Child-to-Adult Harness, having the buckles at the back may not be enough to prevent them from attempting to remove their new harness. In these cases, buckle covers may be the answer. They are easy to use and very effective.
The buckle covers are difficult to remove from the harness because the velcro wrap is very sticky. To make the buckle covers even more effective, put them on the buckles "backwards" by placing the opening of the wrap against your child's back. When the Child-to-Adult Harness is fitted on them properly (snug but not tight), there is little or no room for determined fingers to manouver the cover open.
Buckle covers increase the security of the Child Harness or the Child-to-Adult Harness and are very easy to use:
- velcro feeds through each end of the buckle
- the cover closes over the buckle
- if the buckle is pinched, the velco stops it from sliding open
To attach the Buckle Cover to the Child Harness or Child-to-Adult Harness
The pictures below show how to attach the buckle cover to the harness buckle:
- feed one piece of velcro between the buckle and the webbing at one end of the buckle and the other piece of velcro between the buckle and the webbing at the other end of the buckle
- close the velcro over the buckle and close the cover over the buckle
- if the buckle is pinched, the velcro wrap prevents the buckle from sliding open
Are Buckle Covers necessary?
Your Child Harness or Child-to-Adult Harness will last you for years. Will your child try to reach the buckles now? Will they try in future?
If you know these covers are not sufficient, consider ordering your Child-to-Adult Harness with Locking Buckles instead of our regular buckles.