by Sarah Haverstick July 18, 2022 1 min read

Tips for Positioning Your Child's Harness Straps

Does it ever feel like your child has grown by inches overnight and that every time you turn around, they have outgrown another pair of pants? It is important to remember that young kids can also outgrow the harness positioning in their car seat. Here are some key points to keep in mind when it comes to harnessEvenflo Gold EveryStage All-In-One Convertible Car Seatpositioning.

  • When using a rear-facing car seat, the harness straps should be positioned at or below your child’s shoulders.
  • In a forward-facing car seat, the harness straps should be at or above your child’s shoulders.
  • The harness should be snug. You should not be able to pinch the harness webbing together when you test at the child’s shoulders.
  • It is always important to read and follow the instruction manual that came with your child’s car seat for specific instructions, including height and weight limits, provided by your manufacturer.

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Sarah Haverstick
Sarah Haverstick

Sarah Haverstick is the Safety Advocate for Evenflo. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and an instructor in the safe transportation of children with special health care needs. Sarah is a former chair of the National Child Passenger Safety Board and current vice chair of the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety. In 2021, she was inducted into the Child Passenger Safety Hall of Fame. Sarah has been educating kids and adults on child passenger safety topics for 15 years. She is a mom to two awesome kiddos (3 year old and 10 year old) – and a few fur babies (four cats and two dogs). Rounding out her family is a husband who might not love all the car seats that live in the garage.

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