Front-facing — step 5
5. Allow the seat belt to retract. Pull up
on the shoulder belt to remove any
slack in the belt.
Front-facing — step 6
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
remove any slack.
Front-facing — step 8
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 restraint 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.
9. Check to make sure the child restraint
is properly secured prior to each use. If
Safety — Seats, seat belts and supplemental restraint system