Initially I've used the tried and trusted Littlelife backpack - which is fab, but not for trains. Brit hates being strapped into anything - and the boy can wriggle - like wriggle out of the bottom (or half wriggle out, not entirely sure he can escape - but he can also wriggle out of the straps - despite the addition of a Stop Strap - which works great for keeping him from wriggling from his car seat and his pushchairs (also a problem) - but in this case did nothing much to keep him in place. Yesterday morning I had to carry Brit because I didn't quite have time to try and force him back into the backpack and I had to run for the train (not an easy combo).
I've been using the reins a lot too, mainly to stop him escaping at Stone station and managing to contain him slightly on the train carriage (which might be the best place ever is your 21 months old). Since I ended up carrying him anyway I thought I'd try the 'Hip Seat' I brought when I saw someone using one at the park and a quick google suggested it might be a good investment - and it does help a bit, this morning was a lot easier to maneuver at the train station and I didn't have to keep checking if he'd escaped. Especially since on the train it's self he doesn't want to be strapped in and wants to play with his new train buddies.
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