Video instruction on using an all-in-one car seat forward-facing with lower anchors and tether
Fitting Your Child Correctly in the Car Seat
- Have your child sit with his/her back and bottom flat against the car seat.
- Properly position the harness on your child. Harness straps should lie flat, not twisted, and be placed through the slots located at or above your child’s shoulders.
Buckle the harness and the chest clip, and tighten. The harness is snug enough when you cannot pinch any extra material at the shoulder.
- Some car seats require use of the top-most slot for the forward-facing position. These slots are reinforced to prevent the seat from failing in a crash. Read your car seat’s instruction manual carefully.
Place the chest clip at armpit level. This holds the harness straps in place on the child’s chest and shoulders.
- Bulky clothing or heavy coats can prevent a snug harness fit. Always buckle the child in the seat first, and then place coats or blankets over the harness.
Don’t rush to move your child to a booster too early. Continue to use your car seat, in the forward-facing position with a harness and tether for as long as possible. If your child reaches the weight limit for the lower anchors but is still within the weight and height limits of the car seat, reinstall the car seat using your vehicle’s seat belt.