Harnessing a Car Seat

Rear-facing installation

When installed rear-facing, the harness straps should be positioned at or below the child’s shoulders.

Forward-facing install

When installed forward-facing, the harness straps should be positioned at or above the child’s shoulders.

Chest clip

The chest clip should always be closed and positioned at armpit level.

Check harness

To check the harness for tightness, pinch the strap at the child’s shoulders. You should not be able to pinch the harness webbing together.

Approved Accessories

Only accessories provided or approved by CYBEX should be used with CYBEX car seats. This includes infant inserts, harness covers, seat protectors, etc. Use of accessories or parts from other manufacturers could alter the performance of the child restraint.

Cold Weather

In cold weather, place a blanket over the child once they are harnessed in their car seat. Bulky coats can create additional space between the child and harness, making it difficult to properly adjust the harness and secure the child.