Question chest clip

wnkw

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On the way home from vacation.. Reese (just turned 2 on wed) keeps sliding her chest clip down to her belly. She's in a g3 blvd. Suggestions? The harness is super tight. I guess it's the hugs (or whatever the rubber things are) that is allowing her to move it so easily.

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nataliem257

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On the way home from vacation.. Reese (just turned 2 on wed) keeps sliding her chest clip down to her belly. She's in a g3 blvd. Suggestions? The harness is super tight. I guess it's the hugs (or whatever the rubber things are) that is allowing her to move it so easily.

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The g4 hugs are much harder to slide the chest clip down on. They upgraded mine for free when one of the g3 ones broke. If you call them and explain your situation they'll probably send them to you. No advice on what to do in the mean time though :-(
 

SafeDad

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The short answer is that if the chest clip happens to be a bit low should a crash happen, then it's not going to be a big deal IF the harness is otherwise adjusted correctly.


In fact, it's not even a requirement for carseats to have a chest clip in the USA. It's purpose is a pre-crash positioner, intended to help keep those shoulder straps where they should be. Obviously, we always suggest that if a chest clip is present, then it be adjusted according to manufacturer instructions.

Long term, some way of getting your kiddo to comply is likely the best answer and I hope someone else has some good tips on that for you, maybe along with the possibility of a G4 replacement Natalie mentioned! Short term for this trip, I don't think it's going to be a big deal since you said the harness is tight. If the child is rear-facing, then the chest clip is even less of a factor, due to the inherent safety of rear-facing seats that makes the harness adjustment somewhat less critical than in a forward-facing restraint.
 

wnkw

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The short answer is that if the chest clip happens to be a bit low should a crash happen, then it's not going to be a big deal IF the harness is otherwise adjusted correctly.

In fact, it's not even a requirement for carseats to have a chest clip in the USA. It's purpose is a pre-crash positioner, intended to help keep those shoulder straps where they should be. Obviously, we always suggest that if a chest clip is present, then it be adjusted according to manufacturer instructions.

Long term, some way of getting your kiddo to comply is likely the best answer and I hope someone else has some good tips on that for you, maybe along with the possibility of a G4 replacement Natalie mentioned! Short term for this trip, I don't think it's going to be a big deal since you said the harness is tight. If the child is rear-facing, then the chest clip is even less of a factor, due to the inherent safety of rear-facing seats that makes the harness adjustment somewhat less critical than in a forward-facing restraint.

Thanks Darren. She is rear facing. Does britax allow you to remove the clip? I was thinking some manufacturer did, but its possible I made that up.

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SafeDad

CPSDarren - Admin
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I don't know that anyone recommends that it could be removed. There could be exceptions, though. Federal standards don't require manufacturers to use one in the first place, though.
 

MotoMommaNH

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I'd she is rear facing you can remove the HUGS altogether. Save them for when shes turned though, as they are required when Ff.
 

wnkw

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I'd she is rear facing you can remove the HUGS altogether. Save them for when shes turned though, as they are required when Ff.

Thanks. She seems to dislike them so I might just try that.

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