Can car seat base be too tight?

How do I know if my car seat is too tight?

The harness is tight enough when you can’t pinch any webbing between your fingers at the child’s shoulder. Last, position the chest clip at the child’s armpit level.

Is a car seat supposed to wiggle in the base?

The car seat is too loose in your car

Test your seat: With both hands, grasp the car seat at the base. You shouldn’t be able to move the safety seat side-to-side or front-to-back more than 1 inch when pulled at the belt path. If you can, it’s not tight enough.

Should baby seat go behind driver or passenger?

The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.

How can I make my child car seat more comfortable?

Car seat strap covers are also a great idea for more comfortable riding. It’s frustrating enough to be restrained, but uncomfortable straps that dig into your child’s chest are likely to upset them even more. Comfortable padding on these straps will make for a much cushier ride.

Are rear-facing car seats supposed to move?

Ride rear-facing until your child is 2 or more years and has outgrown the harness by height or weight. As your child grows you might have to switch from using a smaller rear-facing-only car seat to using a bigger rear-facing convertible car seat that can hold a larger child.

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