I have a special needs child who has been kept in his seat with a soft elastic belt which was fastened by Velcro. That worked well until he broke free and pulled his g-tube out. I had no idea of what to get until I saw this. Although it is not supposed to be used for the purpose I use it for, it has safely kept my active 5 year old in his seat while he feeds! I recommend this to anyone. It washes well and is very durable.