Forward-Facing Checklist

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

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