The harness in a child's car seat helps to keep a child safe by spreading the forces of a crash over the strongest parts of their body. A harness that's set at the right height and tightened properly maximizes their safety. Here's a quick checklist to ensure your child's harness is secured correctly when they are forward-facing.


✓ Harness straps at or above the shoulders


✓ Visible slack removed from the hips


✓ Unable to pinch a horizontal fold in the harness straps


✓ Chest clip at armpit level


✓ Buckle tongues locked into buckle