Child Safety: Tighten the belts

Child Safety: Tighten the belts

Did you know that – if the belt is tightened properly – your child travels much safer in your car? We have some hints for a safe journey for you:

  • Generally speaking, the tighter the connection between the seat and vehicle, the more protection the seat is able to provide! You have to consider that with loose harness, a child can easily slip out of a car seat in case of an accident.
  • Always make sure that only an adult secures the child and the car seat. Children should never do this on their own because this might entail that they are not securely buckled up.
  • Especially during the cold season: always take off the winter coats because they are padded and full of air. In case of an accident, the coat could be compressed and as a result the harness wouldn’t be tight enough to properly secure your child, even if it seems to be. You can find detailed information about driving in winter on our blog: http://bit.ly/CYBEX_winter
  • The pelvic belt has to run over the thighs or pelvis and the shoulder belt is guided over the shoulders – not along the neck.
  • The child’s bottom has to be positioned at the back of the seat and touches the backrest.

For more safety facts, visit our safety center: http://bit.ly/CYBEX_safetycenter_en