If the straps are twisted they are not able to evenly distribute the impact of a car accident and will not be able to provide the full protection to your child and they could end up getting hurt. You can use the PINCH TEST to check if your child’s straps are tight enough.
Is a twisted seatbelt safe?
A twisted seatbelt is not as safe as a properly worn and straightened belt, and can be dangerous. The twist puts too much pressure on a smaller area of your body, which causes damage localized to that area in the event of a collision.
Are car seat head straps dangerous?
After making sure that the straps are tight and secure, you should check the chest clip to make sure that it’s in the right place. If it’s too high, it can impair your baby’s breathing, and if it’s too low, it can allow for your child to be easily ejected from their car seat in the event of a crash.
Why do seat belts get twisted?
A long sweeping motion with the belt folded in half within the wall hinge or male end can make the belt to flip around The wrong way.
What age can you take the straps off a car seat?
The harness should be applied until the child is 15kg (or 4-years-old). The adult seat belt can then be used. Highback child seats may be fixed with Isofix and/or the car’s seatbelt. Note: for safety reasons, experts believe children should be rear-facing for as long as possible.