A Sydney-based father-of-two has invented a genius device to stop children fighting in the back seat of the car.

In September we shared the story of how dad of two, Mark Abay, 42, was inspired to create the ‘Backseat Carma’ after his kids fighting almost caused him to crash into the car in front.

The clever tool retails from $139 and acts as a ‘backseat divider’ to ensure no scratching, biting or kicking occurs while in transit.

Speaking to FEMAIL, Mr Abay shared the motivation behind his burgeoning business and explained why parents everywhere could use a Backseat Carma in their lives.


‘Every time we got in the car with our kids, they’d fight – it happened time and again which was leading to high stress levels and distracted driving,’ he said.

‘Nothing was available on the market, so out of sheer necessity I invented a solution for parents who know the pain and dangers of kids fighting during car journeys.’

The Backseat Carma is a safe and secure backseat divider that blocks kids’ reach and view of one another, eliminating the ability to fight in the car.

The product is made from PU Foam, similar to the fabric of a mattress, and eco-friendly PU leather.

Parents can secure the device with the middle seat belt without obscuring the drivers rear vision.

It is finally here!

We can now share with you the exciting news that the Backseat Carma is available to purchase NOW in Australia via the website – international shipping is also available.

“With the Australian Summer school holidays fast approaching, this is the answer to stressful car journeys,” Mr Abay said.

“We’ve also received a number of pre-orders from parents of children with special needs because it really does create safe, personal space for children in the car. It’s a fantastic feeling to know that we’re making car journeys safer and more enjoyable for families,” said Abay.


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  • Yes yes yes! Seriously I can’t believe there wasn’t something like this designed earlier. I am certainly going to go invest in one of these!


  • I think we could do with one of these ! My kids have gone into physical attack lately, I’m shocked


  • There is nothing harder than trying to concentrate on the road when the kids are fighting in the backseat and you can’t do anything about it! Good on this dad very creative and inventive and may save lives from distraction.


  • Fantastic idea but too late for me though


  • Haha, love it for those with more than one child. Not needed in our home as we only have one son but I know many who would love this.


  • A clever idea for those who need it!


  • I only had one kid. Its always quiet back there.


  • $140! You could make it from a cardboard box and it’s recyclable!!

    • Hmmm I’m not sure how long cardboard would last in our car….probably about a day!

      • Hmmm not sure how long cardboard would last in our car….less than a day I think! Hahah

      • Lol, think so too !


  • Oh but then they don’t get to see each other…


  • Mine do fight in the car but I like that they are interacting. Some very special memories have been of them playing and joking in the back seat. Not one for us but I bet they will sell like hot cakes!


  • wow a cool idea, luckily I have a big car and kids can’t reach yet


  • Great idea!!
    Not needed here though, my 2 get along 95% of the time


  • Good luck, I’m sure he will sell a lot, wonder how it would pass safety standard wise for car seats. I know they say not to use after matket accessories a limit loose objects as they can become a projectile.


  • It’s a good idea, but might make it harder to teach kds good behaviour.


  • Iam defenitly buying one thanks for letting me know about this great invention to keep my sanity


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