Why Harnesses Should Be Twist-Free and How To Untwist Them Fast!
Harness twists always seem to happen when you’re already running late, but taking a few minutes to untwist the harness will help keep your child as safe as possible in their car seat!
A harness’s job is to spread crash forces evenly over the strongest parts of your child’s body: their shoulders and hips. To do this, the harness must lay flat and snug over their body.
Twists in the harness can cause crash forces to focus on those twisted spots instead of spreading evenly across the harness. This focused force can cause additional injuries in a crash, so we really want to avoid twists!
A twisted harness may not tighten fully or correctly leaving slack in the harness. For the car seat to protect your child in a crash, the harness must be snug as loose harnesses means your child could be ejected from the car seat in a crash.
Pro Tip: Get a twist out of your harness quickly by making a triangle! Fold the harness strap into a triangle above the buckle and then pass the buckle over the triangle. Your harness will naturally untwist in seconds and you’ll be ready to go FAST.