Where can I buy UnbuckleMe?

UnbuckleMe can be found at hundreds of baby and gift shops across the US, Canada and a growing number of international locations. You can also buy here on our website, or at buybuy BABY, Nordstrom or Amazon. Visit our store locator to find your local store!

What is UnbuckleMe made from?

The body of UnbuckleMe is made from a lightweight plastic material. The top handle is covered with a softer, “grippy” material to provide greater comfort and stability. All materials are BPA free and tested to withstand very high/low temperatures.

Will UnbuckleMe work on all car seats?

As far as we know, yes. UnbuckleMe has been tested across a range of car seats and push-button buckle shapes, including Graco, Chicco, Britax, Clek, UPPAbaby, Nuna, Recaro, Diono, Maxi-Cosi, Cosco, Evenflo, and many others. It was not designed to work on buttons that do not require a single-button push from the front (e.g., slide action buckles).

Where should I keep UnbuckleMe?

It is important that UnbuckleMe is readily accessible to use when you need it, but also remains out of reach of children when not in use. We recommend storing in the side-door pocket of your car, or using the loop to attach to a key chain or diaper bag.

Can I attach UnbuckleMe to the car seat?

No, this is not recommended. Car seat manufacturers and Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs) prohibit any after-market items to be attached to the car seat, and doing so may cause safety risks or void your car seat warranty. UnbuckleMe was designed to be used under adult supervision, and should remain out of reach of children when not in use.

Can I use UnbuckleMe without using my thumbs?

Yes. Barbara originally invented UnbuckleMe to be used without the use of thumbs. However, because of the leverage advantage created by the design of UnbuckleMe, she is able to use the “pinch” method with her arthritic thumb (adding a little pressure with her other thumb) and release the buckle without any pain. This is now her preferred method, but we encourage you to explore what method works best for you.

Can children use UnbuckleMe to release themselves?

Yes! Children 4+ yrs old children usually have the dexterity to use this product to unbuckle themselves (or their siblings), under adult supervision. It is still recommended to store UnbuckleMe out of reach of children when not in use.

Does UnbuckleMe work on strollers and high chairs?

Possibly. UnbuckleMe has been tested on a range of push-button high chairs and strollers and works well. However, these buttons are far less standardized and vary by manufacturer, so we have not been able to test them all.

Where is UnbuckleMe made?

In the USA. UnbuckleMe was designed in Houston, Texas and is manufactured in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Is UnbuckleMe patented?

Yes, UnbuckleMe is patented in the US with utility and design patents #10213910 and D841416S. Additional patents are pending.

Where can I learn more about car seat safety?

Please visit SafeKids Worldwide for more information and local resources about car seat safety. Becca, the co-inventor of UnbuckleMe, is a Child Passenger Safety Technician and is passionate about supporting and promoting car seat safety.