Pediatrician Dr. Alisa Baer, also known as The Car Seat Lady, shows how to properly buckle a child into a car seat with a 5-point-harness. You will learn how to loosen and tighten the straps. You will also learn about what is and is not a good position for the baby’s head – and also tricks to soothing the baby in the car seat. While the video shows an infant, the techniques of loosening/tightening the straps apply to toddlers & older kids who also ride in 5-point-harness car seats where the straps adjust from the front.
Note: While this video shows the most common harness type – a 5-point-harness that adjusts from the front – there are some car seats where the harness straps adjust from the back or the side, which require a different technique to get the straps to feel equally snug to what is shown in the video. Always read your car seat’s manual carefully.