Stages of Seat Safety - Stage 1 Installation


Rear Facing Seat

Before you install:
Read the car seat owner's manual and the child restraint section of the vehicle manual before attempting an installation.

With the Seat:

  1. Check labels to determine the correct belt path.
  2. Pick a method: seat belt or LATCH, not both.
  3. If using the seat belt, it must be locked when used with a car seat. See the vehicle manual for instructions.
  4. Make sure the seat is secured and tight in the vehicle with less than one inch of side-to side movement. Check this by placing hands at the belt path and pulling.
  5. You may need to try several times before you have an acceptably tight installation - keep at it!

With the Child:

  1. Shoulder straps must be AT or BELOW the shoulders.
  2. Make sure nothing is behind or under the seat or child-no bunting, blankets or bulky clothing.
  3. Place the chest clip at armpit level.
  4. Harness must be flat and smooth - no twists.
  5. Harness must be snug. If it can be pinched at the shoulder, tighten the harness.
  6. If in doubt, call us at (877) 783-0432 - Toll Free or your local fitting station for assistance.

View this site www.thecarseatlady.com for great installation videos.

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