The last couple stores I have take the kids to I have let Henry ride in the car with his sister as long as he has a functional seatbelt and she stays in there with him. It helps to have him propped up next to her. This time he was pretty excited about the car and when she showed him how to do things in the car (turn the wheel, honk the horn) then he really wanted to do it. I wish you could have seen it live because he was just too darn cute! Not sure if you can tell, but Isabel is protecting her bag of Twizzlers that we were going to buy.