tott car seat - belt lock
SAFETY ADVISORY: IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHEN USING THE SEAT BELT LOCK WITH YOUR TOTT CAR SEAT
When do you use the seat belt lock?
This stage is generally for children 3 – 6 years old and weighing 15 – 25kg. When a child is too large for the Tott harness, they need to use the adult seat belt, over the Tott. It secures children too large for the Tott harness, yet too small for the adult seat belt alone. Once older/heavier, they can use the Tott booster seat alone, with the seat back removed.
What is the seat belt lock?
This part comes with the Tott and is stored inside the cover at the rear of the booster cushion.
Using the seat belt lock:
- Feed the seat belt lock through the top harness slot in the Tott seat back (left side when seated on left of car, and right side when seated on right side of car).
- Pull the harness adjuster strap (at front of booster seat) to tighten the belt lock strap firmly against seat back. The seat belt lock should sit just above the child's shoulder.
- Feed the upper part of the adult seat belt through the seat belt lock and check that seat belt is taut, not slack. Make sure the seat belt is not twisted. Also check that the cover is not impeding the movement or fit of the seat belt webbing in any way.
Checking the seat belt lock: Always check that the seat belt lock is functioning properly - pull the adult seat belt through the lock, and ensure that the belt retracts, by itself. This is best tested when a child is secured in the seat.
If the adult belt is not retracting through the seat belt lock unassisted, please email phil&teds by clicking on the following link: tott car seat email
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