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    Re: Britax Frayed Strap Issues, Again. PLEASE HELP.

    I've always loosened the harness and retightened it each time my children use the seat. And I loosen it quite a bit. Thought you were supposed to.

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    Re: Britax Frayed Strap Issues, Again. PLEASE HELP.

    I don't loosen the straps for DS to get in and out of his Radian. I don't loosen the straps on the Como and I didn't on the CCO but I usually did on his SR22. I really didn't have to on the TF because it has a continuous harness. I would probably have to if DS fought me when getting in his seat but he doesn't for now at least.
    DS1 3.24.10 riding in a Frontier 90 in booster mode and a Cybex M-Fix.
    DS2 1.18.14 rear facing in a Foonf and a Fllo.

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    I loosen our straps waaay out too. Every time. But, I do have a tendency to switch seats between kids and our cars often (so RF to FF, etc.)

    My guess? The harness adjuster is pulling to the sides when you loosen, not tighten. But that doesn't explain the FR because it would be hanging straight down.

    Weird.

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    Re: Britax Frayed Strap Issues, Again. PLEASE HELP.

    I loosen it all the way each time. There is no way on earth I can squish DD in without loosening it. It may work for others to not loosen, but there is nothing wrong with loosening each time. There is no right or wrong way to get the kid in the seat! However, I just checked my MA70 and there is no fraying whatsoever. I know exactly why my older MA did, though. It's beause of how I tightened it when it was in the center. I pulled to the side and got fraying.
    Jacky, CPST and mom to Kenzie(5) and Maverick(3) Riding in a Frontier, Marathon 70 and Radian, Safety 1st Store N Go and Evenflo Right Fit

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    Re: Britax Frayed Strap Issues, Again. PLEASE HELP.

    How tight are you getting them? Could you be over-tightening perhaps?

    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?p=465536
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    Re: Britax Frayed Strap Issues, Again. PLEASE HELP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Defrost View Post
    How tight are you getting them? Could you be over-tightening perhaps?

    http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?p=465536
    After looking at the pics you provided (thanks!) I'm pretty sure I am. I was taught that you shouldn't be able to get a finger under the harness strap. I'm not going to tighten as much AND not pull the harness out all the way when I get my kids out. And while not tightening my kids in so much is valid, it's pretty irritating that I have to remember to not pull the harness out so much (it's just habit by now). Pulling a harness out a lot should not compromise the safety of a seat in my opinion.
    Marisa, mommy to Desmond, 4 years old, 38#, FF in a Onyx Britax Frontier 85 SICT - Mia, 17 months old, 25#, RF in a Cowmoo Britax Advocate 70 CS

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    Re: Britax Frayed Strap Issues, Again. PLEASE HELP.

    Quote Originally Posted by msuarez919 View Post
    After looking at the pics you provided (thanks!) I'm pretty sure I am. I was taught that you shouldn't be able to get a finger under the harness strap.
    Oh wow, you must have some strong muscles by now! I hope this fixes the fraying issue for you, though.
    Debbie, CPST-I
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    Safely secured with seat belts - everyone, every ride!

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