5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up on
the shoulder belt to remove any slack
in the belt.
6. Remove any additional slack from the
seat belt; press downward and rear-
ward firmly in the center of the child
restraint with your knee to compress
the vehicle seat cushion and seatback
while pulling up on the seat belt.
7. Tighten the tether strap according to
the manufacturer’s instructions to re-
move any slack.
8. After attaching the child restraint, test
it before you place the child in it. Push it
from side to side while holding the child
restraint near the seat belt path. The
child restraint should not move more
than 1 inch (25 mm), from side to side.
Try to tug it forward and check to see if
the belt holds the restraint in place. If
the restraint is not secure, tighten the
seat belt as necessary, or put the re-
straint in another seat and test it again.
You may need to try a different child
restraint. Not all child restraints fit in all
types of vehicles.
Forward-facing – step 5
Forward-facing – step 6
Forward-facing – step 8
Safety—Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system