There are several other products on the market which are intended to make the seat belt more comfortable for pregnant women. These products achieve moving the seat belt lower on or “off” the abdomen by using Velcro®, clips or a pillow. These methods could introduce slack into the seat belt system which could allow for additional movement of the occupant during a crash and do not achieve reducing the risk of injury to the mom and baby from the lap portion of the seat belt.
We feel that though these products may add a level of comfort to the mom-to-be, they do not offer the safety factor or the comfort provided by the Tummy Shield™. As we mentioned above, the energy/force of the seat belt during sudden braking or an accident will require much more restraint than a Velcro® strap or a clip to keep the seat belt low or off the abdomen. The Tummy Shield™ is the only product that uses a highly engineered, high-tensile-strength steel hook assembly which has been crash tested at high speed to ensure it withstands the crash forces and keeps the integrity of the seat belt intact; thus, providing moms-to-be comfort and safety.
Read more about what to look for in a pregnancy seat belt positioner.