WARNING
Carefully read and understand all instructions and warnings in
this manual. Failure to properly use this Car Seat increases the
risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH in a sudden stop or crash.
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
Store this manual in the pocket provided
on the side of the car seat base.
Car Seat
WARNING
Carefully read and understand all instructions and warnings in
this manual. Failure to properly use this Car Seat increases the
risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH in a sudden stop or crash.
KEEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE USE.
Store this manual in the pocket provided on the back of the seat.
Car Seat
Stage 1
Toddler Car Seat
with Built-in
Harness
Stage 2
Stage 3
High-back Booster Backless Booster
Car Seat
Car Seat
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Store this manual in the pocket provided
on the side of the Car Seat Base.
Stage 1
Toddler Car Seat
with Built-in
Harness
Stage 2
Stage 3
High-back Booster Backless Booster
Car Seat
Car Seat
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Table of Contents
1.0 General Warnings and Information..............................................3
2.0 WARNINGS................................................................................5
3.0 Features and Benefits
3.1Toddler Car Seat..........................................................................9
3.2Toddler Car Seat........................................................................10
3.3High-back Booster Car Seat......................................................11
3.4Backless Booster Car Seat........................................................12
4.0 Preparing Car Seat for Use
4.1Assemble the Back Support.......................................................13
4.2Determine the Use Mode and
Prepare the Car Seat for Your Child............................................13
4.3Select a Vehicle Seating Location to
Install the Car Seat....................................................................14
4.4Proper Use Check List...............................................................15
5.0 Weight and Height Recommendations
5.1Car Seat Use Modes.................................................................16
5.2Toddler Car Seat Use
(WITH Built-in Harness System)................................................17
5.3High-back Booster Car Seat Use
(WITHOUT Built-in Harness System)........................................18
5.4Backless Booster Car Seat Use
(WITHOUT Built-in Harness System)........................................19
6.0 Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location.........................................20
6.1Overall Considerations for Selecting
a Seating Location......................................................................21
6.2Seating Locations to Avoid.........................................................23
7.0 Toddler Car Seat (WITH Built-in Harness System)
Installation and Use
7.1 Proper Installation ..................................................................24
7.2 Installation Options Based on Child’s Weight
and Installation Method ..........................................................25
7.3 Belt Routing Options for Installation
7.3.1 FRONT ENTRY Belt Routing..............................................26
7.3.2 REAR ENTRY Belt Routing................................................27
Table of Contents
7.4Installation WITH LATCH
7.4.1Installation - LATCH FRONT ENTRY Belt Routing..............27
7.4.2Installation - LATCH REAR ENTRY Belt Routing...............32
7.5Installation WITH Lap/Shoulder Belt
7.5.1Installation - Lap/Shoulder Belt FRONT ENTRY
Belt Routing........................................................................36
7.5.2Installation - Lap/Shoulder Belt REAR ENTRY
Belt Routing........................................................................41
7.6Installation WITH Lap Belt only
7.6.1Installation - Lap Belt only FRONT ENTRY Belt Routing.....44
7.6.2Installation - Lap Belt only REAR ENTRY Belt Routing......48
7.7 Securing your Child................................................................52
8.0 Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT Built-in Harness System)
Installation and Use....................................................................58
8.1High-back Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT
Built-in Harness System) Installation and Use...........................59
8.2Backless Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT
Built-in Harness System) Installation and Use...........................64
9.0 Vehicle Seat Belts
9.1Check that the Vehicle Seat Belt is Safe to Use..........................68
10.0 Operation and Adjustments
10.1
Assembly and Removal of Back Support..................................75
10.2
Changing Harness Strap Adjustment.........................................76
10.3
Changing Harness Strap Height.................................................78
10.4
Harness Removal and Assembly...............................................81
10.5
Adjusting the Head Support........................................................86
10.6
Assembly and Removal of Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner.......86
11.0 Additional Information
11.1
Certifications...............................................................................89
11.2
Installation and Use on Aircraft...................................................89
12.0 Cleaning and Maintenance.........................................................90
13.0 Replacement Parts......................................................................93
14.0 How to Register your Car Seat..................................................94
1.0
General Warnings and Information
WARNING TO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Proper use is required! Even if using this car seat seems
easy to figure out, it is very IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW
THE CAR SEAT AND VEHICLE OWNER’S MANUALS!
•Failure to follow these instructions and Car Seat labels can result in a
child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or crash.
- Your child’s safety depends on proper installation and use
of this car seat. Read and understand all information in this
owner’s manual and product labels before using this car seat.
- Improper use of the car seat can result in serious
injury or death from a sudden stop or crash.
The ultimate safety of your child depends on the proper and secure
installation of the Car Seat in your vehicle. Proper installation
requires that you read and understand this entire manual and
your vehicle’s owner’s manual before placing your child in the
seat. DO NOT allow others to install or use this Car Seat unless
they completely understand its proper installation and use.
1.0
General Warnings and Information
- Car Seat must stay tightly secured in vehicle.
b.Booster Use Mode
- Requires proper routing and adjusting fit of vehicle
lap/shoulder belt.
c. Always properly position the vehicle belts on your child and
snugly adjust the vehicle belts around child.
NOTE: Not all vehicle seat belts or vehicle seats can be used with this car seat.
4. Proper belt adjustment.
- Properly position belt on child.
- Snugly adjust belts around child.
No car seat can guarantee protection from injury in every
situation, but proper use helps reduce the risk of serious injury
or death.
NEED HELP?
Contact Baby Trend’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-328-7363
with any questions concerning your car seat. Please have the model
number and manufactured in (date) on your car seat available when
calling or contact one of the following resources:
Your child’s safety depends on:
1. Choosing the correct use mode for your child’s weight and
height.
2. Choosing the best location within your vehicle for installing the
Car Seat. Seating positions with frontal Air Bags must be avoided
if possible.
3. Proper installation.
a.Toddler Use Mode
- Requires proper routing of LATCH or the vehicle seat
belts and using Top Tether. Use Top Tether as an
additional attachment to secure Car Seat whenever possible.
• Call 1-866-SEAT CHECK (1-866-732-8243).
• Log onto www.nhtsa.gov
- For a car seat inspection station select “Locate a Child Safety
Seat Inspection Station By State or Zip Code”.
- To locate a certified “Child Passenger Safety” Technician in
your area, select tab “Vehicles & Equipment”, select topic
“Child Seats” and then select link “Child Passenger Safety
Contact Locator” or “Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection
Station Locator”.
• Log onto www.seatcheck.org.
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4
2.0
WARNINGS
Failure to follow these instructions and Car Seat labels can result
in child striking the vehicle’s interior during a sudden stop or
crash.
• Use this Car Seat only with children who weigh between 22 and
100 lbs. (10 and 45 kg.) and whose height is between 29 and
57 in. (74 and 145 cm) and who are capable of sitting upright
unassisted.
• Child must be at least 1 year old and 22 lbs. (10 kg) to use
this Car Seat.
•
Proper installation of the Car Seat in your vehicle and proper
securing of your child in the Car Seat are essential to ensure
the safety of your child. Your child can be injured in a sudden
stop or crash if not properly secured in the Car Seat or if the
Car Seat is not properly installed in the vehicle.
• Use this Car Seat forward-facing only with child facing the front
of the vehicle.
• Never use this Car Seat in a vehicle seating
location that has an Active Frontal Air Bag
unless recommended in the vehicle owner’s
manual. If your vehicle is equipped with a
front passenger side Active Air Bag, please
refer to the vehicle’s owner’s manual for
additional information about Active Air Bags
and child safety seat installation.
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2.0
WARNINGS
• Toddler Use Mode:
-Secure this car seat with the vehicle’s Child Restraint Anchorage System (LATCH) if available or with a vehicle belt.
- Secure Top Tether provided with this child restraint.
- Always use proper belt routing based on child’s weight and
tether use.
- Snugly adjust harness around child.
- Adjust harness strap height to child’s shoulder height.
- Use Body Insert for smaller child.
- Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s shoulders are
above Harness Strap Slots in second row up from the
bottom on the back support.
• Booster Use Mode:
- Use only with children that are 3 years old and weigh at
least 30 lbs (13.6 kg).
- Snugly adjust the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt around child.
- Properly position the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt on child.
Lap belt is low on child’s hips and contacting thighs and
shoulder belt is centered on shoulder.
- Use only the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt system to restrain
a child.
- Never use only a lap belt to secure child in the Booster
Car Seat.
- Use back support as long as possible.
- Never use Body Insert when using Booster Car Seat.
• Never leave your child unattended, even for a moment.
• Never put a Car Seat in a vehicle front seat location unless
specifically recommended in vehicle owner’s manual.
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2.0
WARNINGS
2.0
WARNINGS
•
This Car Seat is designed and tested to accommodate a child
of a specific range of WEIGHT and HEIGHT. Using the Car Seat
for a child whose weight or height is outside of these limits will
increase the risk of death or serious injury in the event of a
crash (see Section 5.0 of this manual for WEIGHT and HEIGHT
limits for this car seat).
•
The Car Seat may become very hot if left in direct sunlight. Your
child may suffer burns from hot components. Always check the
Car Seat for hot surfaces that may come into contact with
your child before placing your child in the Car Seat. We suggest
that you cover the Car Seat with a blanket or towel if it will be
subject to direct sunlight while you are away from the vehicle.
•
DO NOT dress your child in bulky clothing or other garments
that will hinder the harness from being properly latched
between your child’s legs and belts being snugly adjusted
around your child.
•
This Car Seat is constructed of plastic that can deform over
time if left with any object in the seat while stored. DO NOT
leave heavy objects in the Car Seat while not in use. DO NOT
store the seat in the trunk of your car with heavy objects on it
or with pressure on the Car Seat from the trunk lid.
• Not all vehicle seat belts or seating locations can be used with
this Car Seat. Read vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat
Belts” section in this manual.
•
Some vehicles do not have any safe location for this Car Seat
to be installed. In addition, many vehicles do not have seat belt
systems that will adequately hold this Car Seat in the required
position. Please refer to both this manual and your vehicle
owner’s manual for complete information for proper, safe
installation of this Car Seat.
• This Car Seat is certified for use in motor vehicles and for
use on aircraft in Toddler Car Seat use mode. DO NOT use this
Car Seat in the home, on boats or other non-certified
applications.
•
• Discontinue use of the Harness System and Back Support after
6 years and the Booster Seat Base after 10 years from the date
of manufacture printed on the label on the bottom of the Seat
Base.
• DO NOT use Car Seat if it has been in a crash, it must be
replaced. A crash can cause unseen damage and using it again
could result in serious injury or death.
• DO NOT use Car Seat if it is damaged or is missing parts.
DO NOT use accessories or parts other than those provided
by Baby Trend, Inc. Use of accessories or parts from other
manufacturers could alter the performance and safety of the
Car Seat.
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3.0
Features and Benefits
3.0
Features and Benefits
3.2
Toddler Car Seat
(WITH Built-in Harness System)
Toddler Car Seat
(WITH Built-in Harness System)
3.1
Head Support (Type 2)
Head Support
Head Support
Release Lever
Back Support
Head Support (Type 1)
Harness Strap
Slots
Harness Strap
Covers
Harness Clip
Toddler Shoulder
Belt Guide
Toddler Shoulder
Belt Guide
Buckle
Tongues
Armrest
Harness Straps
Body
Insert
Owner’s Manual
Storage Pocket
(under pad)
Tummy
Pad
Armrest
Cup Holder
Harness Buckle
Seat Base
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Harness
Adjuster
Strap
Crotch
Strap
Top Tether Strap
Back Support
Belt Path
Opening
Belt Path
Opening
UAS Adjuster
Owner’s
Manual
Storage
Pocket
(under pad)
Tether Adjuster
UAS Lower
Anchor Belt
UAS
Connector Tether/UAS
Storage
Seat Base
Top Tether
Harness
Hook Connector Plates
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Tether/UAS
Storage
3.0
Features and Benefits
High-back Booster Car Seat
(WITHOUT Harness System)
3.0
Features and Benefits
3.4
Backless Booster Car Seat
(WITHOUT Harness System and Back Support)
3.3
Head Support
Pad
Shoulder
Belt Guide
Head Support
Booster
Shoulder
Belt Guide
Booster
Shoulder
Belt Guide
Shoulder Belt
Positioner Assembly
(Stored in Owner’s
Manual Storage Pocket)
Loop End
Back Support
Pad
Armrest
Armrest
Armrest
Seat Base
Pad
Owner’s Manual
Storage Pocket
(under pad)
Seat Base
Pad
Owner’s Manual
Storage Pocket
(under pad)
Armrest
Cup Holder
Seat Base
Cup Holder
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Seat Base
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4.0
Preparing Car Seat for Use
The steps to prepare the Car Seat for use with your child are
outlined below and described in detail in this owner’s manual.
4.1
Assemble the Back Support (see “Assembly and
Removal of Back Support” section)
Before using your Car Seat in your vehicle, you must assemble
the Back Support to the Seat Base (see “Assembly and Removal
of Back Support” section).
4.2
Determine the Use Mode and Prepare the Car Seat
for your Child
Toddler Car Seat WITH Built-in Harness System “22 - 50 lbs.”
(10 to 23 kg) (see Weight and Height Recommendations” section).
- Use Body Insert with smaller child.
- Harness strap height must be at or
above child’s shoulder.
- Adjust the harness strap height to fit
your child (see “Changing Harness Strap
Height” section).
- Discontinue use of Body Insert when
child’s shoulders are above Harness
Strap Slots in second row up from the
bottom on the back support.
High-back Booster Car Seat WITHOUT Harness System
“30 - 100 lbs.” (13.6 to 45 kg) (see Weight and Height
Recommendations” section).
- Remove the harness system for Booster Car Seat Use
(see “Harness Removal and Assembly” section).
- Remove Body Insert. 13
4.0
Preparing Car Seat for Use
- Adjust head support for your child (see”Adjusting the Head
Support” section).
Backless Booster Car Seat WITHOUT Harness System
“40 - 100 lbs.” (18 to 45 kg) (see Weight and Height
Recommendations” section).
- Remove Back Support (see “Assembly and Removal of
Back Support” section).
4.3
Select a Vehicle Seating Location to Install the
Car Seat
Toddler Car Seat WITH Built-in Harness System
• Select a vehicle seating location with a tether anchor, if
available. Baby Trend requires using the tether for
installation whenever possible.
Note: The belt routing for installation is dependent on child’s
WEIGHT and TETHER use. Use “Installation Options Base on
Child’s Weight” information in Toddler Car Seat (WITH Built-in
Harness System) Installation and Use Section.
Booster Car Seat WITHOUT Harness System
• Select a vehicle seating location with a lap/shoulder belt.
• Never use a vehicle seating location with only a lap belt.
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4.0
4.4
Preparing Car Seat for Use
5.0
WARNING!
Proper Use Check List
Toddler Car Seat (WITH Harness)
√ Car seat is securely installed in vehicle.
√ The correct belt routing for installation is used based on the
child’s weight and use of tether.
√ Top Tether is used, when possible.
√ Harness straps are in harness slots at or above child’s
shoulders.
√ Harness straps are routed between back of Back Support and
the LATCH or vehicle seat belt when installed using “Front
Entry” belt routing.
√ Harness is snugly adjusted around child.
√ Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s shoulders are
above Harness Strap Slots in second row up from the bottom on
the back support.
Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT Harness)
√ Child is at least 3 years old and 30 lbs for high-back mode or 4
years old and 40 lbs for backless mode.
√ Lap and shoulder belts are snugly adjusted around child.
√ Lap belt is low and flat on hips and contacting thighs.
√ Shoulder belt is centered on shoulder.
√ Child is sitting up, not slouching down under vehicle lap belt.
√ Shoulder belt is not under arm or behind back of child.
√ Top of child’s ears are below top of vehicle seat back or
vehicle headrest.
√ Remove Body Insert.
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Weight and Height Recommendations
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
•FAILURE TO USE CHILD RESTRAINT IN A MANNER
APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CHILD’S SIZE MAY INCREASE
THE RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
5.1
Car Seat Use Modes
This Car Seat has three different use modes for the weight and height
ranges listed below and depends on the size of your child. Instructions
for the proper use of this child restraint differ greatly for each use mode.
Be sure you are using the child restraint in the correct mode and with
the correct features for your child as identified in this owner’s manual.
1.
Toddler Car Seat (WITH Built-in Harness System)
22 - 50 lbs. (10 - 23 kg)
2.
High-back Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT Harness System)
30 - 100 lbs. (13.6 - 45 kg)
3.
Backless Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT Harness System and
Back Support) 40 - 100 lbs. (18 - 45 kg)
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5.0
Weight and Height Recommendations
TODDLER CAR SEAT USE
(WITH Built-in Harness System)
5.2
Child MUST meet all of the following requirements
to use the Toddler Car Seat mode:
• Child must be at least 1 year
old and able to sit upright
unassisted and
• Weigh between 22 and
50 lbs. (10 and 23 kg) and
• Child’s height is between
29 and 48 in. (74 and
122 cm) and
• Top of child’s shoulders are
at or below top harness slots.
5.0
Weight and Height Recommendations
HIGH-BACK BOOSTER CAR SEAT USE
(WITHOUT Built-in Harness System)
5.3
Child MUST meet all of the following requirements
to use the High-back Booster Car Seat mode:
• Child must be at least 3 years
of age and
• Child’s weight is between
30 and 100 lbs. (13.6
and 45 kg) and
• Child’s height is between
38 and 50 in. (96 and
127 cm).
Baby Trend and the American Academy of
Pediatrics recommend using a Car Seat
WITH Built-in Harness as long as possible
before changing to a Booster Car Seat.
The Toddler Car Seat mode should be used
until the child exceeds either 50 lbs. (23 kg),
48 in. (122 cm), or shoulders are above top
harness slots.
Note: If child’s shoulders are above the top harness slots, child is too
large to use build-in harness system. Discontinue use of Body
Insert when child’s shoulders are above Harness Strap Slots in
second row up from the bottom on the back support.
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Baby Trend and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend
using a High-back Booster Car Seat as long as possible before
changing to a Backless Booster Car Seat. The High-back Booster Car Seat should be used until the child’s shoulders do not fit
comfortably under the side wings of the Head Support.
Parents are advised that the Back Support and Head Support of the High-back Booster Car Seat provide incremental crash protection in frontal and side impact crashes. Removing the Back Support and Head Support earlier than necessary also removes the incremental crash protection.
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5.0
Weight and Height Recommendations
BACKLESS BOOSTER CAR SEAT USE
(WITHOUT Built-in Harness System)
6.0
WARNING!
5.4
Child MUST meet all of the following requirements
to use the Backless Booster Car Seat mode:
• Child must be at least 4 years
of age and
• Child’s weight is between 40
and 100 lbs. (18 and 45 kg)
and
• Child’s height is between 42 and
57 in. (107 and 145 cm) and
• Top of child’s ears must be
below top of vehicle seat back
or vehicle headrest.
Baby Trend and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend using a Backless Booster Car Seat until the child reaches a standing
height of 57 in. (145 cm) before changing to secure the child with a
vehicle seat belt, without a booster car seat.
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
• TO AVOID INJURIES FROM WHIPLASH, TOP OF
CHILD’S EARS MUST BE BELOW TOP EDGE OF
VEHICLE SEAT BACK OR VEHICLE HEADREST.
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Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location
•There are many different types of vehicles, vehicle seat belt
systems, or other occupant restraint systems in use today.
Accordingly, this manual can only give guidelines for proper
installation in your vehicle. In addition to this manual, you
must also read and understand the vehicle owner’s manual,
which should address use of child restraints. If your vehicle
owner’s manual does not address the installation of child
restraints, please contact your local vehicle dealer, or the
vehicle’s manufacturer to obtain this information before using
this Car Seat.
Not every seating location within a vehicle may be safe for the
installation of this Car Seat. In fact, some vehicles have no
seating location that is safe for the installation of a Car Seat. Improper placement of this Car Seat within a vehicle will increase
the risk of death or serious injury in a sudden stop or crash.
See “Vehicle Seat Belts” section for more information on vehicle
seat belts.
Please follow the instructions in this manual and in your vehicle
owner’s manual carefully to ensure proper location and installation
of this Car Seat. If you are uncertain about the proper location of
the Car Seat within the vehicle, contact your vehicle manufacturer
directly or through their dealer before using this seat. You are also
invited to call Baby Trend at 1-800-328-7363 for additional
information or assistance.
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6.0
Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location
6.1
Overall Considerations for Selecting A
Seating Location
• Please review your vehicle owner’s manual to determine the best
location for each Car Seat use mode, any specific instructions for
Car Seat installation, or to determine if any locations are unsafe for
Car Seat installation. If you do not have the vehicle owner’s manual
or the owner’s manual does not address child car seat installation,
please contact the vehicle manufacturer to obtain this information
before using the Car Seat.
• Use rear vehicle seating position
whenever possible. According to
accident statistics, children are safer
when properly restrained in rear vehicle
seating positions, rather than front seating positions. Whenever
possible, this Car Seat should be secured in the rear center, seating
position. The rear center position sometimes is equipped with a
vehicle lap belt only and CANNOT be used when this Car Seat is
used as a booster seat WITHOUT the Built-in Safety Harness.
• Only use a vehicle front seating location if specifically allowed in
vehicle owner’s manual and following all instructions in the vehicle
owner’s manual.
• Use a vehicle seating location that has a tether anchor whenever
possible.
Installation with Top Tether is Recommended.
a. Baby Trend requires using the Top Tether provided with this
car seat whenever possible. Installation of a car seat using
the Top Tether can make getting a secure installation easier
and can reduce the risk of injury in a crash.
b. The car seat may be installed without the Top Tether when a
vehicle tether anchor is not available.
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6.0
Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location
LATCH
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) System is
designed to make installation of child car seats easier by
requiring child restraints to be installed without using the
vehicle’s seat belt system. Since September 1, 2002, at least two rear
seating positions of all cars, mini vans and light trucks come equipped
with lower child restraint anchor points located between a vehicle’s
seat cushion and seat back. These vehicles are also equipped with at
least 3 top tether anchorages located behind the vehicle seat. Together,
the lower anchors and top tether make up the LATCH system. All child
restraints manufactured since September 1, 2002 have lower anchor
and top tether attachments which will connect to the vehicle’s LATCH
System. Read your vehicle owner’s manual for exact locations,
identification and requirements for use with a child restraint.
ONLY use LATCH to secure your car seat
in a seating position recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer for LATCH
installation. Refer to the vehicle owner’s
LATCH Lower Top Tether
manual for the vehicle’s top tether anchor
Anchor
Anchor
locations. Vehicle anchorages should be
identified by one of the symbols.
Vehicle Top
The Hybrid 3-in-1 Toddler Car Seat Tether Anchor
Points
(WITH Harness) can be used with
the LATCH system to the maximum
weight for harness use - 50 lbs. (23 kg).*
The Hybrid 3-in-1 Booster Car Seat
(WITHOUT Harness) may be secured to
vehicle with the LATCH in the Booster
use mode to 100 lbs. (45kg).
LATCH Lower
* IMPORTANT: Some vehicle manufacturers
Anchor
have lower weight rating for LATCH lower anchors
when used with Toddler Car Seat. Consult your vehicle owner’s
manual or contact the vehicle manufacturer for limits on your vehicle’s
LATCH lower anchors.
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6.0
6.2
Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location
Seating Locations to Avoid
DO NOT use this Car Seat in the following seating locations.
• Never use this Car Seat in a vehicle seating
location that has an Active Frontal Air Bag unless
recommended in the vehicle owner’s manual. If
your vehicle is equipped with a front passenger
Air Bag, please refer to the vehicle’s owner’s
manual for additional information about Air Bags
and child safety seat installation.
• DO NOT use this Car Seat in any vehicle seat
that faces to the rear of the vehicle.
• DO NOT use this Car Seat in any vehicle seat
that faces to the side of the vehicle.
• DO NOT use the Car Seat in a vehicle seating location that has a
vehicle seat back that does not lock in position. A vehicle seat back
that folds forward must lock to prevent it from moving forward in a
sudden stop or crash.
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Toddler Car Seat (With Built-in
Harness) Installation and Use
7.0
7.1
Proper Installation
WARNING!
Top
•Proper installation is required.
Tether
The belt routing for securing
this Car Seat in a vehicle is
dependent on the child’s WEIGHT
and installation WITH or
WITHOUT the Top Tether.
•Secure this child restraint with
LATCH System or vehicle seat
belt and Top Tether Strap as
shown in this manual.
•LATCH or vehicle seat belt must
stay tightly adjusted around
Car Seat at all times.
•LATCH or vehicle seat belt MUST be routed through Back
Support of Car Seat when using harness system.
•Snugly adjust harness provided with the
Car Seat around child.
•Belt routing for installation MUST be
checked and revised, if necessary, when
child’s WEIGHT reaches 40 lbs. (18kg).
•Harness straps must be through harness
strap slots at or above child’s shoulders.
•Never place LATCH or vehicle seat belt in
front of child when using harness system.
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Toddler Car Seat (With Built-in
Harness) Installation and Use
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The belt path routing used to secure this car seat into
a vehicle is dependent on the child’s WEIGHT and
installation WITH or WITHOUT the Top Tether.
-Belt routing for installation and use with children 22 to 40 lbs.
(10 to 18 kg) differs from the belt routing for installation and use
for children 40 to 50 lbs. (18 to 23 kg). See chart below and “Belt
Routing for Installation” section for “FRONT ENTRY” and
“REAR ENTRY” belt routing information.
7.2 Installation
Options Based on
Child’s Weight and Installation Method
Use the table below to determine the proper belt routing and tether
installation based on your child’s weight and installation method.
Harness Use - Car Seat Installation and Tether Use Options
Child’s Weight
Children
22 to 40 lbs.
(10 to 18 kg)
Installation Method/Belt Routing
Top Tether Use
LATCH Rear Entry Belt Routing
√ With Top Tether
√ Without Top Tether
Lap/Shoulder Belt Front Entry Belt Routing
√ With Top Tether
√ Without Top Tether
Lap Belt Only Rear Entry Belt Routing
√ With Top Tether
√ Without Top Tether
LATCH Front Entry Belt Routing
√ With Top Tether
LATCH Rear Entry Belt Routing
Children
40 to 50 lbs.
(18 to 23 kg)
√ Without Top Tether
Lap/Shoulder Belt Front Entry Belt Routing
√ With Top Tether
Lap/Shoulder Belt Rear Entry Belt Routing
Lap Belt Only Front Entry Belt Routing
Lap Belt Only Rear Entry Belt Routing
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√ Without Top Tether
√ With Top Tether
√ Without Top Tether
Note: Installation with Top Tether is recommended when a vehicle
tether anchor is available.
a. Baby Trend requires using the Top Tether provided with this
Car Seat whenever possible.
b. Installation of a car seat using the Top Tether can make getting
a secure installation easier and can reduce the risk of injury in a
crash. This car seat may be installed without the Top Tether
when a vehicle tether anchor is not available.
7.3 Belt
Routing Options for Installation:
7.3.1 FRONT ENTRY Belt Routing
• Start by sliding the LATCH belt
or vehicle seat belt under the
Top
Armrest 1 .
Tether
Belt Path
• From the front of the car seat,
Openings
insert the LATCH connector or
Armrest 2
3
the vehicle seat belt latch plate
into the Belt Path Opening in the
Back Support 2 .
4
• Pull the LATCH or vehicle seat
1
belt through Belt Path Opening
5
and across the back of Back
Support, over the Harness Straps, Route LATCH or vehicle seat belt
and to the Belt Path Opening
over top of Harness Straps.
on the opposite side 3 .
• From the back of the Back Support, insert the LATCH connector or
the vehicle seat belt latch plate into the Belt Path Opening in the
Back Support 4 .
• Pull the LATCH or vehicle seat belt through and slide the belt under
the Armrest on the opposite side 5 .
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7.3.2 REAR ENTRY Belt Routing
• From the rear of the car seat,
insert the LATCH connector or
the vehicle seat belt latch plate
into the Belt Path Opening in the
Back Support 1 .
• Pull the LATCH or vehicle seat belt
through the Belt Path Opening to the
front of the car seat. Slide the belt under
the seat pad and across the front of the
Back Support to the Belt Path Opening
on the opposite side 2 .
• From the front of the Back
Support, insert the LATCH
connector or the vehicle seat belt
latch plate into the Belt Path Opening
in the Back Support and pull the
LATCH or vehicle seat belt through 3 .
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Back
Support
Belt Path
Openings
2
1
3
Note: Store tether on back of seat when not in use
as shown on page 41.
7.4
Installation WITH LATCH
7.4.1 Installation - LATCH FRONT ENTRY Belt Routing
• Use this installation method when using WITH the
Top Tether and children 40 to 50 lbs. (18 to 23 kg).
• The LATCH attachment system, when used WITH the
Top Tether, may be used to 50 lbs. (23 kg).
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WARNING!
•Only use the car seat LATCH System in vehicle seating
positions designated by the vehicle manufacturer as LATCH
use positions and have anchor spacing of 11 inches (280 mm).
•Harness straps MUST be routed between back of Back
Support and the LATCH belt when installed using “FRONT
ENTRY” belt routing.
•The car seat must be held tightly by the LATCH System.
•Never attach more than one lower anchor connector or top
tether hook to a vehicle anchorage unless recommended in
the vehicle owner’s manual.
•Top tether MUST be used for this installation.
To secure car seat in vehicle:
1. Assemble of the Back Support (see “Assembly
and Removal of Back Support” section).
2. Adjust the harness strap height for your
child – Harness straps MUST be at or
above the child’s shoulders (see
Top
“Changing Harness Strap Height” section).
Tether
3. Route the LATCH lower anchor belt using
the “FRONT ENTRY” belt routing as
FRONT
shown in Section 7.3.1.
ENTRY
Belt
- Route LATCH Lower Anchor Belt
Routing
over top of the Harness Straps so
that Harness Straps are routed
between back of Back Support
Route LATCH or vehicle seat
belt over top of Harness Straps
and LATCH Belt.
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4. Place Top Tether Strap over the top of
the Head Support and rest inside seating Tether
area.
10. Attach Top Tether Hook to vehicle tether
anchor 1 and 2 . Listen for the “click”
when the tether hook locks onto the
vehicle tether anchor.
5. Place the Car Seat on the vehicle seat in
a seating location equipped with LATCH
and centered between the LATCH
anchorages (see “Selecting a
Vehicle Seating Location” section).
11. Pull on the Top Tether Strap to check that
the Tether Hook is securely attached 3 .
Attach the LATCH connectors on the
Lower Anchor Belt to the vehicle LATCH
anchorages 1 and 2 . Listen for the
“click” when the connectors lock onto
the vehicle anchorage.
9.
12. Pull on free end of Top Tether Strap until
all slack is removed from the Top Tether 4 .
13. Check for a secure installation by
grasping the car seat armrest and
pushing side-to-side and front-to-back.
The car seat should not move more
than 1 inch in either direction.
1
• If the car seat moves more than
1 inch, retighten the LATCH belt
and Top Tether and test again.
2
8. Pull to check that the connectors
are securely attached 3 .
LATCH
Connector
3
Place knee inside seat 1 and while
pressing down, pull on the free end of the
LATCH lower anchor belt 2 to tighten the
LATCH lower anchor belt around the
car seat.
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1
4
2
3
6. If the vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
specified in the vehicle owner’s
manual for use with a car seat.
7.
Top
Tether
1
2
•
If the car seat moves less than 1 inch,
installation is complete. However if the
car seat still moves more than 1 inch,
try another seating position or see the
“Vehicle Seat Belts” section and check
your vehicle owner’s manual for
information on securing car seats.
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To remove car seat:
1. Loosen Top Tether by pressing the button
on Tether Adjuster and sliding belt through
adjuster 1 .
2. Unhook Top Tether Hook from vehicle tether
anchor. Press up on retainer 2 , unhook
Tether Hook 3 , and remove 4 .
Tether
Adjuster
•Use this installation method when using WITH a
Top Tether for children 22 to 40 lbs. (10 to 18 kg).
•Use this installation method when using WITHOUT
a Top Tether for children 22 to 50 lbs. (10 to 23kg).
•When used WITHOUT the Top Tether the LATCH attachment
system may be used to 50 lbs. (23 kg) or maximum weight for
LATCH use specified by the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
4
3
2
3.
Installation - LATCH
REAR ENTRY Belt Routing
7.4.2 1
Loosen LATCH lower anchor belt by
putting knee in seat and while pressing
down 1 , press the button on LATCH
Adjuster 2 and slide belt through
adjuster.
4. Unhook LATCH lower anchor belt connectors
from vehicle anchors. Press up on retainer 1 ,
unhook Tether Hook 2 , and remove 3 .
NOTE: When removing the LATCH
connector, rotating the connector
90º can asist in removal from
vehicle anchor.
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WARNING!
1
2
3
2
1
•Only use the car seat LATCH System in vehicle seating
positions designated by the vehicle manufacturer for use
with LATCH and have anchor spacing of 11 inches (280 mm).
•The car seat must be held tightly by the LATCH System.
•When using LATCH WITH a Tether, belt rounting must be
changed to Front Entry with Top Tether when child’s WEIGHT is 40 lbs. (18 kg) or more.
•Never attach more than one lower anchor connector or top
tether hook to a vehicle anchorage unless recommended in
the vehicle owner’s manual.
To secure car seat in vehicle:
1. Assemble the Back Support (see “Assembly
and Removal of Back Support” section).
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LATCH Connectors
2. If Tether will not be used store Top Tether by
securing Tether Hook on Tether Storage at
bottom of Back Support as shown.
3. Adjust the harness strap height
for your child – Harness straps
MUST be at or above the child’s
shoulders (see “Changing
Harness Strap Height” section).
4. Route the LATCH lower anchor belt using
the “REAR ENTRY” belt routing as shown
in Section 7.3.2.
Top
Tether Tether/LATCH
Storage
REAR
ENTRY
Belt
Routing
5. If Top Tether is being used, place Top Tether over
top of Head Support and rest inside seating area.
6. Place the car seat on the vehicle seat in
a seating location equipped with LATCH
and centered between the LATCH
anchorages (see “Selecting a Vehicle
Seating Location” section).
7. If the vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
specified in the vehicle owner’s manual
for use with a car seat.
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Top Tether
8.Attach the LATCH connectors on the Lower
Anchor Belt to the vehicle LATCH anchorages 1
and 2 . Listen for the “click” when the
connectors lock onto the vehicle anchorage.
9.Pull to check that the connectors are
1
securely attached 3 .
2
10.Place knee inside seat 1 and while
3
pressing down, pull on the free end of the
LATCH lower anchor belt 2 to tighten the
LATCH lower anchor belt around the Car Seat.
Note: Routing free end of LATCH belt through Belt
Path Opening and then pulling to tighten
makes tightening the LATCH belt easier.
11.If Top Tether is being used, attach Top Tether
Hook to vehicle tether anchor 1 and 2 .
Listen for the “click” when the tether hook locks
onto the vehicle tether anchor. If Top Tether is
not being used, go to Step 14.
2
12.Pull on the Top Tether Strap to check that
Tether Hook is securely attached 3 .
13.Pull on free end of Top Tether Strap until all
slack is removed from Top Tether 4 .
14. Check for a secure installation by grasping
the car seat armrest and pushing side-to-side
and front-to-back. The car seat should not
move more than 1 inch in either direction.
• If the car seat moves more than 1 inch,
retighten the LATCH belt and test again.
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LATCH
Connector
1
2
Top Tether
1
4
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• If the car seat moves less than 1 inch, installation is
complete. However if the car seat still moves more
than 1 inch, try another seating position or see the
“Vehicle Seat Belts” section and check your vehicle
owner’s manual for information on securing car seats.
To remove car seat:
1. Loosen Top Tether by pressing the button
on Tether Adjuster and sliding belt through
adjuster 1 .
Tether
Adjuster
Loosen LATCH lower anchor belt by
putting knee in seat and while pressing
down 1 , press the button on LATCH
Adjuster and slide belt through
adjuster 2 .
4. Unhook LATCH lower anchor belt connectors
from vehicle anchors. Press up on retainer 1 ,
unhook Tether Hook 2 , and remove 3 .
NOTE: When removing the LATCH
connector, rotating the connector
90º can asist in removal from
vehicle anchor.
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Installation WITH Lap/Shoulder Belt
7.5.1 Installation - Lap/Shoulder Belt
FRONT ENTRY Belt Routing
•Use this installation method when installing WITH
a Top Tether and use with children 22 to 50 lbs.
(18 to 23 kg).”
•Use this installation method when installing
WITHOUT the Top Tether for use with children
22 to 40 lbs (10 to 18 kg)”
1
4
3
2. Unhook Top Tether Hook from vehicle tether
anchor. Press up on retainer 2 , unhook
Tether Hook 3 , and remove 4 .
3.
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WARNING!
2
1
2
3
2
1
•Vehicle seat belt system MUST stay tightly adjusted to car
seat at all times. If vehicle seat belt does not stay tight, read
vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts” section in
this manual.
•Harness straps MUST be routed between back of the Back
Support and the vehicle lap/shoulder belt when installed using “FRONT ENTRY” belt routing.
•When using Lap/Shoulder belt WITHOUT a tether belt routing
MUST be changed to Rear Entry WITHOUT a tether when
child’s WEIGHT is 40 lbs. (18 kg) or more.
To secure car seat in vehicle:
1. Assemble the Back Support (see “Assembly
and Removal of Back Support” section).
2. Store LATCH Connectors on back
of seat.
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3. Adjust the harness strap height for
your child – Harness straps MUST be at or
above the child’s shoulders (see “Changing
Harness Strap Height” section).
4. If Top Tether is not being used, store Top Tether
LATCH Connectors
by securing Tether Hook on Tether Storage at
bottom of Back Support as shown.
5. If Top Tether is being used, place Top Tether
over the top of the Head Support and
Top Tether
rest inside seating area.
Tether/LATCH
6. Place the car seat on the vehicle seat in a
Storage
seating location equipped with Lap/Shoulder
belt and centered between the Lap/Shoulder
Top
belt anchorages (see “Selecting a Vehicle
Tether
Seating Location” section).
7. If the vehicle seat back is adjustable,
adjust into the upright position or the
position specified in the vehicle owner’s
manual for use with a car seat.
Top
Tether
8. Pull the vehicle Lap/Shoulder belt out
and route through the car seat using
Shoulder
the “FRONT ENTRY” belt routing as
Belt
shown in Section 7.3.1 and buckle
FRONT ENTRY
the vehicle seat belt.
Belt Routing
- Lap belt section of the vehicle
Lap Belt
Lap/Shoulder Belt must be
routed under armrest and
Harness Straps must be
shoulder belt section must be
between back of Back Support
over the top of the armrest.
and Lap/Shoulder Belt.
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- Route Vehicle Lap/Shoulder Belt over
top of the Harness Straps so that
Harness Straps are routed between
back of Back Support and vehicle belt.
9. Pull to check that the vehicle buckle is
securely locked.
10. Position the vehicle shoulder belt on the
side of the car seat nearest the vehicle
buckle over the top of the armrest and
route it through the Toddler Shoulder
Belt Guide.
Toddler
Shoulder
Move the shoulder belt on the side
opposite the vehicle buckle up between Belt
Guide
the head support and top of back
support as shown.
11.
For vehicles with switchable retractors,
pull the shoulder belt all the way out to
switch the retractor into the locking retractor
mode and release the shoulder belt allowing
it to retract.
12.
Place knee inside seat and while pressing
down 1 , pull on the vehicle shoulder belt just
above vehicle buckle 2 to tighten the vehicle
lap belt around the car seat.
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Shoulder
belt on side
opposite
vehicle buckle
1
2
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13. While holding the lap belt tight, pull slack out
of shoulder belt and allow retractor to tighten
shoulder belt.
14. If installing with Top Tether, attach Top Tether
Hook to vehicle tether anchor 1 and 2 .
Listen for the “click” when the tether hook
locks onto the vehicle tether anchor. If Top
Tether is not being used, go to Step 17.
15. Pull on the Top Tether Strap to check that
the Tether Hook is securely attached 3 .
16. Pull on free end of Top Tether Strap until
all slack is removed from the Top Tether 4 .
17. Check for a secure installation by grasping
the car seat armrest and pushing side-to-side
and front-to-back. The car seat should not
move more than 1 inch in either direction.
• If the car seat moves more than 1 inch,
retighten the vehicle seat belt and Top
Tether and test again.
• If the car seat moves less than
1 inch, installation is complete.
However if the car seat still moves
more than 1 inch, try another
seating position or see the “Vehicle
Seat Belts” section and check
your vehicle owner’s manual for
information on securing car seats.
Use of a Belt Locking Clip may be
required.
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To remove car seat:
1. Loosen Top Tether by pressing the button on
the Tether Adjuster and sliding belt through
adjuster 1 .
2. Unhook Top Tether Hook from vehicle
tether anchor. Press up on retainer 2 ,
unhook Tether Hook 3 , and remove 4 .
3. Unbuckle vehicle seat belt and remove
seat belt from belt path.
1
2
4
3
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Adjuster
4
3
2
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3. Adjust the harness strap height for your
child – Harness straps MUST be at or
above the child’s shoulders (see
“Changing Harness Strap Height” section).
Installation - Lap/Shoulder Belt
REAR ENTRY Belt Routing
7.5.2 • Use this installation method when installing
WITHOUT a Top Tether and use with children
40 to 50 lbs. (18 to 23 kg).
WARNING!
•Vehicle seat belt system MUST stay tightly adjusted to car
seat at all times. If vehicle seat belt does not stay tight, read
vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts’ section in
this manual.
•Top Tether MUST not be used for this installation.
To secure car seat in vehicle:
LATCH Connectors
1. Assemble the Back Support (see
“Assembly and Removal of Back
Support” section).
2. Store LATCH and Top Tether by
securing LATCH Connectors and
Tether Hook on LATCH/Tether
Storage at bottom of Back
Support as shown.
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Top Tether
Tether/LATCH
Storage
4.
Place the car seat on the vehicle seat in
a seating location and centered between
the Lap/Shoulder belt anchorages (see
“Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location”
section).
5.
If the vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
specified in the vehicle owner’s manual
for use with a car seat.
6. Pull the vehicle Lap/Shoulder belt out
and route through the car seat using the
“REAR ENTRY” belt routing as shown
in Section 7.3.2 and buckle the vehicle
seat belt.
7.
8.
Pull to check that the vehicle buckle is
securely locked.
For vehicles with switchable retractors,
pull the shoulder belt all the way out to
switch the retractor into the locking
retractor mode and release the shoulder
belt allowing it to retract.
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ENTRY
Belt
Routing
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9. Place knee inside seat and while pressing
down 1 , pull on the vehicle shoulder belt just
above the vehicle buckle 2 to tighten the
vehicle lap belt around the Car Seat.
10. While holding the lap belt tight, pull slack
out of shoulder belt and allow retractor
to tighten shoulder belt.
11. Check for a secure installation by grasping
the car seat armrest and pushing side-to-side
and front-to-back. The car seat should not
move more than 1 inch in either direction.
• If the car seat moves more than
1 inch, retighten the LATCH belt
and test again.
• If the car seat moves less than 1 inch,
installation is complete. However if the
car seat still moves more than 1 inch,
try another seating position or see the
“Vehicle Seat Belts” section and check
your vehicle owner’s manual for
information on securing car seats.
Use of a Belt Locking Clip may
be required.
To remove car seat:
7.6
1
2
Installation WITH Lap Belt only
Installation - Lap Belt only
FRONT ENTRY Belt Routing
7.6.1 •Use this installation method when using WITH
Top Tether and use with children 40 to 50 lbs.
(18 to 23 kg).
WARNING!
•Vehicle seat belt system MUST stay tightly adjusted to car
seat at all times. If vehicle seat belt does not stay tight, read
vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts” section in
this manual.
•Harness straps MUST be routed between back of the Back
Support and the vehicle lap belt when installed using “FRONT
ENTRY” belt routing.
•Top Tether MUST be used for this installation.
To secure car seat in vehicle:
1. Assemble the Back Support (see “Assembly
and Removal of Back Support” section).
2. Store LATCH connectors on back of seat.
1. Unbuckle vehicle seat belt and remove seat
belt from belt path.
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3. Adjust the harness strap height for
your child – Harness straps MUST
be at or above the child’s shoulders
(see “Changing Harness Strap
Height” section).
Top Tether
4. Place Top Tether over the top of the
Head Support and rest inside seat.
5. Place the car seat on the vehicle seat in
a seating location equipped with Lap belt
and centered between the Lap belt
anchorages (see “Selecting a Vehicle
Seating Location” section).
6. If the vehicle seat back is adjustable,
adjust into the upright position or the
position specified in the vehicle owner’s
manual for use with a car seat.
7. Pull the vehicle Lap belt out and route
through the car seat using the “FRONT
ENTRY” belt routing as shown in Section
7.3.1 and buckle the vehicle seat belt.
- Route Vehicle Lap Belt over top of the
Harness Straps so that Harness Straps
are routed between back of Back
Support and vehicle belt.
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Top
Tether
8.Pull to check that the vehicle buckle
is securely locked.
NOTE: If Lap belt is not long enough
and LATCH system is not
available, install Car Seat using
“REAR ENTRY” belt path, (see
“Installation - Lap Belt Only
WITHOUT Top Tether” section).
9. Place knee inside seat and while pressing
down 1 , pull on the free end of the vehicle
lap belt 2 to tighten the lap belt around
the car seat.
10. Attach Top Tether Hook to vehicle tether
anchor 1 and 2 . Listen for the “click”
when the tether hook locks onto the
vehicle tether anchor.
11. Pull on the Top Tether Strap to check that
the Tether Hook is securely attached 3 .
12. Pull on free end of Top Tether Strap
until all slack is removed from the
Top Tether 4 .
FRONT
ENTRY
Belt
Routing
Route LATCH or vehicle seat
belt over top of Harness Straps
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2
1
4
2
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13.Check for a secure installation by
grasping the car seat armrest and
pushing side-to-side and front-to-back.
The car seat should not move more than
1 inch in either direction.
•If the car seat moves more than 1
inch, retighten the vehicle seat belt
and Top Tether and test again.
•If the car seat moves less than 1 inch,
installation is complete. However if the
car seat still moves more than 1 inch
try another seating position or see
th “Vehicle Seat Belts” section and
check your vehicle owner’s manual for
information on securing car seats.
7.6.2 Installation - Lap Belt only
REAR ENTRY Belt Routing
•Use this installation method when using WITH a
Top Tether and with children 22 - 40 lbs. (10 to 18 kg).
•Use this installation method when using WITHOUT a
Top Tether and with children 22 - 50 lbs. (10 to 23kg).
WARNING!
• Vehicle seat belt system MUST stay tightly adjusted to car
seat at all times. If vehicle seat belt does not stay tight, read
vehicle owner’s manual and “Vehicle Seat Belts’ section in
this manual.
• When using a lap only belt WITH a Top Tether, Belt Routing
must be changed to Front Entry Belt Routing WITH Top Tether
when child’s WEIGHT is 40 lbs. (18kg) or more.
To remove car seat:
1. Loosen Top Tether by pressing the button
on Tether Adjuster and sliding belt through
adjuster 1 .
2. Unhook Top Tether Hook for vehicle tether
anchor. Press up on retainer 2 , unhook
Tether Hook 3 , and remove 4 .
3. Unbuckle vehicle seat belt and remove
seat belt from belt path.
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Tether
Adjuster
4
3
2
1
To secure car seat in vehicle:
1. Assemble of the Back Support (see
“Assembly and Removal of Back
Support” section).
2.If not using a Top Tether to install the car seat,
store LATCH and Top Tether by securing
LATCH Connectors and Tether Hook on
LATCH/Tether Storage Bar at bottom of Back
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LATCH Connectors
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Support as shown.
3. Adjust the harness strap height for your
child – Harness straps MUST be at or
above the child’s shoulders (see
“Changing Harness Strap Height” section).
4. If Tether is being used, place Top Tether Strap
Top Tether
over the top of the Head Support and rest
inside seating area.
5. Place the car seat on the vehicle seat in a seating location and centered between the Lap belt anchorages
(see “Selecting a Vehicle Seating Location” section).
6. If the vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
specified in the vehicle owner’s manual
for use with a car seat.
REAR
7. Pull the vehicle lap belt out and route
ENTRY
through the car seat using the “REAR
Belt
Routing
ENTRY” belt routing as shown in
Section 7.3.2 and buckle the vehicle
seat belt.
8. Pull to check that the vehicle buckle is
securely locked.
9. Place knee inside seat and while pressing
down 1 , pull on the free end of the vehicle
lap belt 2 to tighten the lap belt around the
1
Car Seat.
Note: Routing free end of Lap Belt through Belt
Path Opening and then pulling to tighten
makes tightening the Lap Belt easier.
2
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10. If installing with Top Tether, attach Top
Tether Hook to vehicle tether anchor
1 and 2 . Listen for the “click”
when the tether hook locks onto the
vehicle tether anchor. If Top Tether is not
being used, go to step 13.
11. Pull on the Top Tether Strap to check that
the Tether Hook is securely attached 3 .
12. Pull on free end of Top Tether Strap
until all slack is removed from the
Top Tether 4 .
13. Check for a secure installation by grasping
the car seat armrest and pushing side-to-side
and front-to-back. The car seat should not
move more than 1 inch in either direction.
• If the car seat moves more than
1 inch, retighten the LATCH belt
and test again.
•
If the car seat moves less than 1 inch,
installation is complete. However if the
car seat still moves more than 1 inch,
try another seating position or see the
“Vehicle Seat Belts” section and check
your vehicle owner’s manual for
information on securing car seats.
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1
4
2
3
Toddler Car Seat (With Built-in
Harness) Installation and Use
Toddler Car Seat (With Built-in
Harness) Installation and Use
7.0
7.0
To remove car seat:
7.7 Securing your Child
1. Loosen Top Tether by pressing the button
on Tether Adjuster and sliding belt through
adjuster 1 .
2. Unhook Top Tether Hook for vehicle tether
anchor. Press up on retainer 2 , unhook
Tether Hook 3 , and remove 4 .
3. Unbuckle vehicle seat belt and remove
seat belt from belt path.
Tether
Adjuster
4
3
2
Minimum Use Recommendations
1
Child must be at least 1 year old, able to
sit upright unassisted and weigh at least
22 lbs. (10 kg) to use this Car Seat.
Body Insert Use Recommendations
- Use Body Insert with smaller children
- Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s shoulders are above
Harness Strap Slots in second row up from the bottom on the
back support.
Harness Use Recommendations
- Use Built-in Harness System with children whose weight is
between 22 to 50 lbs. (10 to 23 kg) and height is between 29 and
48 in. (74 and 122 cm)
- Use Built-in Harness System as long as possible before changing
to a Booster Car Seat. Toddler Car Seat mode with Built-in
Harness System should be used until child exceeds either 50 lbs.
(23 kg) or 48 in. (122 cm), or shoulders are above top harness
slots.
Note: Belt routing for installation and use with children 22 to 40
lbs. (10 to 18 kg) differs from belt routing for installation
and use for children 40 to 50 lbs. (18 to 23 kg). See chart
in section 7.2 “Installation Options Based on Child’s Weight
and Installation Method” for information.
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WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
•Failure to properly adjust the harness on your child
increases the risk of death or serious injury in the event of
a sudden stop or crash. Follow the instructions very closely
to ensure that the harness is properly adjusted to fit your
child at all times. Your child will grow very rapidly! Please
check the fit of the harness every time you use the Car Seat.
•Harness straps must be through harness
strap slots located at or above child’s
shoulders.
•Snugly adjust harness provided with the
Car Seat around child.
•For snug harness fit, use Body Insert for
small child.
•Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s shoulders are
above Harness Strap Slots in second row up from the bottom
on the back support.
•Discontinue use of harness when child’s weight exceeds
50 lbs. (23 kg) or shoulders are above top harness strap slots.
•Belt routing for installation MUST be checked and revised, if
necessary, when child’s WEIGHT reaches 40 lbs. (18 kg).
•Do not use accessories such as strap covers, blankets,
cushions, or padding under harness straps or child unless
provided by Baby Trend.
•Do not use Car Seat with harness straps loose or unbuckled.
Harness straps MUST be snug and positioned over shoulders
and thighs of child.
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Harness) Installation and Use
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To secure your child:
1. Place Body Insert into seat for smaller children.
- Discontinue use of Body Insert when
child’s shoulders are above Harness
Strap Slots in second row up from the
bottom on the back support.
2. Check that harness straps are through
harness slots at or just above child’s
shoulders.
3. Place child in Car Seat with child’s back
contacting Back Support and rump
contacting seating surface.
4. Buckle harness.
- Place harness straps over child’s
shoulders and thighs.
- Insert buckle tongues into buckle.
You should hear a click.
- Pull up on buckle tongues to be
sure they are locked.
- DO NOT use the Car Seat if the
harness buckle does not lock
securely. Contact Baby Trend at Buckle
1-800-328-7363 for assistance.
Tongue
Check that harness straps
are not twisted.
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Buckle
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Harness) Installation and Use
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4.Snugly adjust harness around your child by pulling the harness
adjuster strap at front of car seat shown.
Toddler Car Seat (With Built-in
Harness) Installation and Use
7.0
5. Close Harness Clip 1 and position as
close to arm pit level as possible 2 .
2
1
See “Adjustment of the
Harness Straps” section for
more information on tightening
and loosening the harness.
6. Check that the Harness Straps are
snugly adjusted.
- Check that harness straps are snug on
child’s shoulders and thighs.
- The harness strap is properly tightened if
you are not able to insert more than one
finger between the harness strap and
the child’s shoulder or thigh.
- A snug harness strap should not allow
any slack. It lies in a relatively straight line
without sagging. It does not press on
the child’s flesh or push the child’s body
into an unnatural position.
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Toddler Car Seat (With Built-in
Harness) Installation and Use
Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
7.0
8.0
To remove your child:
1. Unbuckle Harness Clip – press on the
tabs in the top and bottom of the Harness
Clip 1 and pull apart 2 to open the Harness
Clip.
2. Unbuckle the Harness Buckle to
open the Harness System
3. Slide the Harness straps off the child’s
shoulders and arms.
4. Remove your child.
2
2
1
1
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
•Child must be at least 3 years old and
weigh at least 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) to use
the Booster Mode.
•Use only the vehicle’s lap/shoulder belt
system when restraining the child in this
Booster Car Seat.
•Never use the Booster Car Seat with
only a vehicle lap belt across front of
child. Using a Booster Car Seat with
only a lap belt could result in serious
injury or death.
•Snugly adjust the lap/shoulder belt
around child according to the instructions
in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
- Shoulder belt must be properly
positioned over shoulder (NOT
touching child’s neck and NOT
off shoulder).
- Vehicle lap belt must be positioned
low on the hips, contacting the thighs.
- Never use shoulder belt loose,
positioned under child’s arm, or
behind child.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
8.0
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
•If child will not keep vehicle shoulder belt properly positioned
on shoulder, DO NOT use this Booster Car Seat. Use a
different child restraint system.
•Do not allow child to slide down in High-back Booster Car
Seat which could position vehicle lap belt across child’s
abdomen and shoulder belt over neck or face.
•Do not use Body Insert in Booster use mode.
8.1 High-back Booster Car Seat
(WITHOUT Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
WARNING!
•Child must be at least 3 years old and weigh at least 30 lbs.
(13.6 kg) to use the High-back Booster Car Seat.
•Do not route vehicle shoulder belt through Toddler Shoulder
Belt Guide when using Booster use mode.
•Use Toddler Car Seat WITH Harness as long as possible
before changing to High-back Booster mode.
•Shoulder belt must slide freely in the inner slot of Booster
Shoulder Belt Guide in Head Support.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
8.0
NOTE:LATCH or Top Tether may be used to secure the High-back
Booster Car Seat in position. Securing the High-back Booster
Car Seat in the vehicle can make it easier for a child to get in
and out of the High-back Booster Car Seat (see, Section 7.3.1).
To secure car seat and your child:
1.Assemble the Back Support (see “Assembly and Removal of Back
Support” section).
2.Remove harness system (see “Harness Removal and Assembly”
section).
3. Tuck harness adjuster belt up under front of seat base.
4. Place the car seat on the vehicle seat in a
seating location equiped with a vehicle
Lap/Shoulder belt and centered between
the Lap/Shoulder belt anchorages (see
“Selecting a Vehicle Seating Locations” section).
WARNING!
•Do not place the High-back Booster
Car Seat in a seating position that
has only a vehicle lap belt.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
8.0
5. If the vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
specified in the vehicle owner’s manual
Inner
for use with a car seat.
Slot
6. Thread shoulder belt into the
inner slot of Booster Shoulder
Belt
Belt Guide located on the
Retainer
underside of the Head Support.
Tab
- Slide shoulder belt into open
end of slot, around Belt Retainer
Tab and into Inner Slot of Head Support.
NOTE: Vehicle shoulder belt must slide freely
in inner slot of Booster Shoulder Belt
Guide.
7. Place child in High-back Booster Car Seat
with child’s back and rump contacting seating
surfaces.
8. Pull the vehicle lap/shoulder belt across front
of child and under both armrests. Buckle
vehicle seat belt.
- Vehicle shoulder belt on buckle side must
be under armrest.
- Position vehicle lap belt under armrests
and low on hips, contacting
top of thighs.
- Position vehicle shoulder
belt across chest and
shoulder.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
8.0
9.Adjust Head Support so that the vehicle
shoulder belt passes over the shoulder
midway between the neck and the end
of the shoulder. The Booster Shoulder
Belt Guide in the Head Support should
be just above the child’s shoulders.
10.Snugly adjust the vehicle lap/shoulder
belt according to the instructions in the
vehicle owner’s manual. Vehicle lap belt
must stay under both armrests.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
8.0
11. Check fit of the vehicle seat belts on child:
-Vehicle lap belt must be low on hips contacting the thighs.
-Vehicle shoulder belt must contact the chest and be centered
on the shoulder. Adjust Head Support to position the vehicle
shoulder belt.
-DO NOT place vehicle shoulder belt
under child’s arm or behind child.
-Use Back Support as long as possible.
-Discontinue use of High-back and
change to Backless Booster use mode
when child’s shoulders DO NOT fit
comfortably under side wings of the
Head Support.
WARNING!
•Securely belt this Car Seat in vehicle, even when not
occupied. An unsecured Car Seat can injure other occupants
in a crash.
To remove your child:
1.Unbuckle vehicle seat belt and remove your child.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
8.0
8.2 Backless Booster Car Seat (WITHOUT Built-in
Harness) Installation and Use
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
•Child must be at least 4 years old and
weigh at least 40 lbs. (18 kg) to use the
Backless Booster Car Seat.
•Use High-back Booster mode as long as
possible. The Back Support and Head
Support provide incremental crash
protection in frontal and side impact
crashes. Removing the Back Support and
Head Support earlier than necessary also
removes the incremental crash protection.
•Vehicle lap/shoulder belt must be properly
positioned on child. Use vehicle shoulder belt
positioner to center vehicle shoulder belt on
child’s shoulders.
•Discontinue use of the Backless Booster Car
Seat when the top of the child’s ears are above
top of the vehicle seat back or vehicle headrest.
To secure car seat and your child:
1. Remove harness system and seat back support (see “Harness
Removal and Assembly” section and “Assembly and Removal for Back
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Installation and Use
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Support” section.
2. Tuck harness adjustment belt up under front of
the seat base.
3.Assemble Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner to
back of Car Seat (see “Assembly and Removal of
Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner” section).
4.Place the car seat on the vehicle seat in a location equipped with
a Lap/Shoulder Belt and centered between the Lap/Shoulder belt
anchorages (see “Selecting a Vehicle Seating Locations” section).
WARNING!
•Do not place the Backless Booster
Car Seat in a seating position that
has only a vehicle lap belt.
5. If the vehicle seat back is adjustable, adjust
into the upright position or the position
specified in the vehicle owner’s manual
for use with a car seat.
6. Place child in Backless Booster Car Seat
with child’s back and rump contacting
seating surfaces.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
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7.Pull the vehicle lap/shoulder belt across front
of child and buckle vehicle seat belt.
- Vehicle shoulder belt on buckle side
must be under armrest.
8.Place vehicle shoulder belt in Vehicle
Shoulder Belt Positioner and adjust
to position shoulder belt on child.
-Thread harness strap through
Vehicle Shoulder Strap Positioner
as shown.
-Pull up or down on the
webbing adjuster until the
vehicle shoulder belt is
centered over the child’s
shoulder.
- Check to be sure vehicle shoulder
belt is properly positioned over
shoulder and snug against child.
NOTE: Some vehicle shoulder belts with emergency locking
retractors allow child to pull belt out and change position of
belt. Use of shoulder belt positioner helps maintain proper
position of shoulder belt.
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Booster Car Seat
(Without Built-in Harness)
Installation and Use
8.0
9.Check fit of the vehicle seat belts
on child:
-Vehicle lap belt must be low on hips
contacting the thighs.
-Vehicle shoulder belt must contact the
chest and be centered on the shoulder.
Use the shoulder belt positioner to adjust
the position of the vehicle shoulder belt.
-DO NOT place vehicle shoulder belt
under child’s arm or behind child.
WARNING!
•Discontinue use of Backless Booster when top of child’s ears
are above top edge of vehicle head rest and vehicle seat back.
9.0
9.1
Vehicle Seat Belts
Check that the Vehicle Seat Belt is Safe to Use
Toddler Car Seat use (WITH Built-in Harness)
The Car Seat must be tightly secured at all times. The vehicle seat
belt must be capable of maintaining tight installation at all times.
A variety of vehicles have been equipped with vehicle seat belt systems that are not safe for use with the Car Seat. These systems may
look safe but their method of operation precludes their use with the
Car Seat. If you are unsure if the vehicle seat belt is safe for use with
the Car Seat, please contact the vehicle manufacturer for additional
information.
WARNING!
Carefully analyze the operation of the vehicle seat belts
before using the Car Seat. Being able to thread the vehicle
seat belt through the Car Seat is not an indication that the
vehicle seat belt is safe to use. Carefully read this section on
vehicle seat belt systems, review your vehicle owner’s
manual in detail, and heed any and all warning labels on your
vehicle’s seat belt. Your vehicle may require a modification or
special seat belt in order to be safely used with this Car Seat.
Please see your vehicle dealer for this service.
Toddler Car Seat use (WITHOUT Built-in Harness)
To remove your child:
1.Unbuckle vehicle seat belt and remove your child.
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The vehicle seat belt must be able to be properly positioned on child
and snugly adjusted around child’s hips and onto shoulder.
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Vehicle Seat Belts
9.0
Safe Seat Belt Systems:
The following vehicle seat belt systems can be used with the Car Seat
provided that all of the other requirements prescribed in these
instructions, including seat position, and all instructions provided
by your vehicle’s owner’s manual are followed.
For both Toddler Use or Booster Use Mode:
Combination lap/shoulder belt with locking latch plate
• A vehicle lap/shoulder combination seat
belt with a latch plate that locks the lap
belt into position is suitable for use with
the Car Seat. Once this type of seat belt
is fastened, the latch plate prevents
the lap belt from loosening. This
combination seat belt does not
require a belt lock-off.
Combination lap/shoulder belt with sliding latch plate
• A vehicle lap/shoulder combination
seat belt system with a latch plate that
can slide freely along the belt is suitable
for use with the Car Seat if it includes a
lockable retractor. Please refer to your
vehicle’s owner’s manual for additional
information on locking this style of seat
belt. This style of belt must be locked to
prevent movement of the Car Seat.
Use of a Belt Locking Clip may be required.
Belt Locking clip
Contact Baby Trend Customer Service
Department to obtain a Belt Locking Clip if needed.
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Vehicle Seat Belts
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt with sliding LATCH plate
(continued)
Please refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for additional
information on locking this style of seat belt. This style of
belt MUST be locked to prevent movement of car seat.
For Toddler Use Mode WITH Harness:
Lap Belts (manually Adjusted)
• A vehicle lap belt that is manually
adjusted and will remain tight while the
vehicle is in motion is suitable for use with
the Car Seat. Pulling the belt through the
buckle after the buckle is fastened tightens
this type of seat belt. The vehicle center
rear seat belt is most often this type of
vehicle seat belt.
Lap Belts with Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
• A vehicle lap belt that stays tightly
adjusted around the car seat and
cannot be lengthened once it is
fastened is suitable for use with
the Car Seat. These seat belts often
have an automatic locking retractor
that will allow the belt to be lengthened
but once fastened, must be unbuckled
and allowed to retract fully before allowing
the belt to be lengthened again.
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Vehicle Seat Belts
9.0
Vehicle Seat Belts
Unsafe Seat Belt Systems:
DO NOT use the following types of vehicle seat belt systems with the
Car Seat. These vehicle seat belt systems will not hold the Car Seat
securely in place at all times. The addition of a locking clip will not make
these vehicle seat belt systems safe to use.
DO NOT use a vehicle lap/shoulder
belt system if the lap belt and shoulder
belt each have retractors at one end.
This type of vehicle seat belt system
will NOT adequately restrain the Car Seat.
Note: Latch can be used in place of the following unsafe vehicle seat
belt systems if your vehicle is equipped with latch anchorage system.
Combination Lap/Shoulder Belt With Retractor:
Lap Belt With Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR):
DO NOT use a vehicle lap belt that stays
loose or does not stay tightly adjusted
after installed and locks only in a crash
or sudden stop. These lap belts utilize
an Emergency Locking Retractor and
are often found in combination with
motorized shoulder belts. Because
these belts will allow the Car Seat to
move about on the vehicle seat, the
chance of the Car Seat being out of
the proper position in a crash is very high.
Accordingly, DO NOT use the Car Seat
with this type of Vehicle Seat Belt system.
Please see your vehicle’s dealer or
owner’s manual for information on
converting this vehicle seat belt system
to one that is acceptable for use with
a Car Seat.
DO NOT use a vehicle seat belt that is
connected to the vehicle door in any way.
These types of seat belts are designed
to automatically surround the occupant
when the door is closed. This type of
vehicle seat belt will NOT adequately
restrain the Car Seat.
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Passive Restraint - Lap or Shoulder Belt Mounted
on Door:
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Vehicle Seat Belts
Lap Belts Located Forward of Seat Crease:
DO NOT use a vehicle seat belt that is
anchored on the vehicle seat more than
2 inches forward of the crease between
the seat bottom and the seat back. This
type of vehicle seat belt anchors the
Car Seat too far forward and the
Car Seat will NOT be safely restrained
in the vehicle.
Passive Restraint - Lap Belt with Motorized
Shoulder Belt:
DO NOT use a vehicle shoulder belt that
moves along a track. These systems
typically move to surround the occupant
when the door is closed. This type of
vehicle belt system will NOT adequately
restrain the Car Seat.
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Vehicle Seat Belts
If you have any of the above vehicle seat belt systems, DO NOT use it
to secure the Car Seat in the vehicle. Look in the vehicle for a location
that has a more suitable vehicle seat belt system as described
in the “Vehicle seat belt Systems that are Adequate for installation of
Car Seat” section. You may also contact your vehicle’s manufacturer
to inquire about installing a seat belt system that is adequate to restrain
a Car Seat.
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10.0
Operation and Adjustments
10.0
10.1 Assembly and Removal of Back Support
10.2 Changing Harness Strap Adjustment
Before using your Car Seat in your vehicle, you must assemble the
Back Support and prepare the Car Seat harness straps for your child.
To assemble Back Support:
•
•
•
•
Place Car Seat on the floor or other
firm surface and loosen the harness
so Back Support can lay flat behind
the seat base (see “Adjustment of the
Harness Straps” section 10 .2).
Align both tabs on bottom of Back
1
Support with openings in back of the
seat base 1 .
Rotate Back Support forward to an
2
upright position 2 pressing down
firmly on top of Back Support until both
tabs are fully inserted into the openings and
the Back Support feels secure and stable 3 .
Check to be sure that the tabs on lower edge
of seat back are fully inserted down into the
seat base and no parts of the harness
straps or seat pad are trapped between
the Back Support and the seat base 4 .
To remove Back Support:
• Place Car Seat on the floor or other
firm surface.
4
• While holding the Car Seat base down,
pull Back Support straight up until it stops,
then rotate backrest backward and lift out.
NOTE: Follow steps shown in illustrations
but in reverse order.
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Operation and Adjustments
WARNING!
•To prevent injury from contact with the vehicle interior or
ejection, the harness system must be snugly adjusted
around child.
The harness system on this Car Seat has an adjuster allowing
adjustment of harness strap for a snug fit on your child.
To tighten harness strap:
3
1.Tighten the harness straps to snugly
adjust harness around child by pulling the
Harness Adjuster Strap at the front of the
Car Seat as shown.
2. Make sure the straps are flat and snug
against the child’s shoulders and thighs.
NOTE: A snug strap should not allow any
slack. It lies in a relatively straight line
without sagging. It does not press on the
child’s flesh or push the child’s body into
an unnatural position.
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Operation and Adjustments
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3.Check that the Harness Straps are snugly
adjusted. The harness strap is properly
tightened if you are not able to insert more
than one finger between the harness strap
and the child’s shoulder or thigh.
Operation and Adjustments
10.3 Changing Harness Strap Height
WARNING!
DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur:
•Harness straps must be at or above the
child’s shoulders. Failure to properly
adjust the harness on your child increases
the risk of death or serious injury in the
event of a sudden stop or crash.
To loosen harness or lengthen the harness strap:
1.Unbuckle harness.
2. Loosen built-in safety harness by
pressing the Harness Adjuster Button 1
and pulling the harness assembly
toward you 2 .
2
•Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s
shoulders are above Harness Strap Slots in
second row up from the bottom on the back support.
•Discontinue use of the harness when the
child’s shoulders are above the top harness
strap slots.
1
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Operation and Adjustments
10.0
The harness can be adjusted to four different heights. The proper height
of the harness straps is at or just above your child’s shoulders. If your
child’s shoulders are between two levels, always use the higher of the two.
Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s shoulders are above Harness
Strap Slots in second row up from the bottom on the back support.
To adjust harness strap height, remove harness straps from back
support, move to height at or just above child’s shoulder and re-attach
harness straps.
Follow the instructions very closely to ensure that the harness is
properly adjusted to fit your child at all times. Check the fit of the
harness every time you use the Car Seat.
Note: Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s shoulders are
above Harness Strap Slots in second row up from the bottom on the
back support.
To remove Harness Straps from Back Support:
a. Loosen the Harness Straps by depressing
the Harness Adjuster 1 and pull out on the
Harness Straps 2 .
b. From the back of the car seat, locate the Belt
Adjuster Plate and remove both Harness
Straps from the Belt Adjuster Plates. Be sure
to note how the Harness Straps are attached
to assist in reattaching.
c. From front of car seat, pull Harness Straps out
of Harness Strap Slots and out through front of
car seat.
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2
Operation and Adjustments
To re-attach Harness Straps in the new height positions:
Re-attach the Harness Straps at the required height by placing the
Harness Straps into the matching harness straps slots in the Back
Support Pad and Back Support,
a. Thread the Harness Strap through the Harness
Slots in the Seat Pad and Back Support at the
height at or just above the child’s shoulders.
Note: Make sure that the Harness Straps are
through the Harness Strap Slots at the same height
in the Back Support pad and the Back Support.
b. From back of car seat, pull Harness Straps through
the Harness Strap Slots in back support until you
have enough strap to reach the Belt Adjuster Plate
c. Hook the looped end of each harness strap to one
of the Harness Connector Plates 1 and 2 .
Ensure that the straps are securely connected to
the connector plates 3 .
1
2
3
1
d. Inspect the Harness Straps from the front and back of the car
seat to ensure that they are not twisted. Twisted harness straps
can prevent proper tightening of the harness and thus may not
adequately restrain your child in a sharp turn, sudden stop or crash.
Before Using the car sat, please pull on the harness straps from the
front of the car seat to ensure they are securely re-attached.
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Operation and Adjustments
10.0
e.Remove lower end of harness strap
and Crotch Belt.
10.4 Harness Removal and Assembly
Harness Removal:
- From bottom of Seat Base, pull the
metal harness retainer away from the
bottom of the Seat Base.
a.Buckle harness and chest clip to hold harness
system together.
b.Loosen harness straps by depressing the
Harness Adjuster 1 and pull out on the
harness straps 2 .
c. From the back of the car seat, locate the
Harness Connector Plate and remove both
Harness Straps from the Harness Connector
Plate. Be sure to note how the Harness Straps
are attached to assist in reattaching.
d. From front of car seat, pull Harness Straps out
of Harness Strap Slots and out through front of
car seat.
Operation and Adjustments
2
1
- Rotate the metal harness retainer and
harness strap to position the narrow
side of the metal harness retainer
into the harness slot.
- Slide the metal plate through the
harness slot opening in the Seat
Base and seat pad.
- Pull the harness strap and metal
harness retainer out through the
top of the seat pad.
- Repeat for other harness strap and
Crotch Belt.
f. Store harness in cool dry location for
future use.
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Operation and Adjustments
Harness Assembly:
WARNING!
•Harness straps must be at or above the
child’s shoulders. Failure to properly
adjust the harness on your child increases
the risk of death or serious injury in the
event of a sudden stop or crash.
•Discontinue use of Body Insert when child’s
shoulders are above Harness Strap Slots in
second row up from the bottom on the back support.
a.Place Harness Assembly in seat with buckle
facing down into seat and lower ends of
shoulder straps and crotch belt toward back
support.
b.Secure harness and Crotch Belt to Seat Base.
- From the top of Seat Base, rotate the
metal harness retainer and harness
strap to position the narrow side of the
metal harness retainer into the harness
slot in the pad.
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10.0
Operation and Adjustments
- Slide the metal harness retainer through
the harness slot opening in the Seat Pad
and Seat Base.
- Pull the metal harness retainer down
through the harness slot on the shoulder
away from the bottom of the Seat Base,
position the metal harness retainer flat
against the Car Seat and pull on the
harness strap to remove all slack.
- Check that the metal harness retainer is
flat against the surface of the Car Seat
and belt is not twisted.
- Repeat for other harness strap and
Crotch Belt.
c.Secure harness straps to Back Support.
- Thread the Harness Strap through the
Harness Slots in the Seat Pad and
Back Support at the height at or just
above the child’s shoulders.
Note: Make sure that the Harness
Straps are through the Harness Strap
Slots at the same height in the Back
Support pad and the Back Support.
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10.0
Operation and Adjustments
10.0
- From back of car seat, pull Harness
Straps through the Harness Strap Slots
in back support until you have enough
strap to reach the Belt Adjuster Plate.
10.5 Adjusting the Head Support
The Head Support on this Car Seat is designed to provide maximum lateral head protection. Never remove the Head Support from the Back Support.
The Head Support can be moved up or down through
a series of positions.
- Hook the looped ends of the
harness strap to the Harness
Connector Plates 1 and 2 .
Ensure that the straps are
securely connected to the
connector plates 3 .
1
To adjust head support:
2
- Inspect the Harness Straps from the front
and back of the car seat to ensure that
they are not twisted. Twisted harness
straps can prevent proper tightening of
the harness and thus may not adequately
restrain your child in a sharp turn, sudden
stop or crash. Before Using the car sat,
please pull on the harness straps from the
front of the car seat to ensure they are
securely re-attached.
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Operation and Adjustments
3
•For Type 1: Hold firmly on the top of the Back
Support and pull or push on the Head Support
to raise or lower the Head Support until the
Head Support moves into the desired position
to fit your child.
Head Support Type 1
• For Type 2: To adjust Head Support down: firmly
push down on the Head Support to the desired
position, then push the Head Support Release
Handle inward to make sure it is locked.
To adjust headrest up: Pull out the Head Support
Release Handle at the back of the Head Support
and pull the Head Support to desired position. Head Support Type 2
When adjusting Head Support, make sure
the gears rest inside the slots of the Release
Handle. Push the Release Handle fully into
the Head Support.
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Release Handle
10.0
Operation and Adjustments
10.0
Use and Adjustment of Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner
10.6 Assembly and Removal of Vehicle
Shoulder Belt Positioner
- Insert the vehicle shoulder belt into both
sides of the Shoulder Belt Guide.
Use the Shoulder Belt Guide to center the vehicle
shoulder belt on the child’s shoulder. Shoulder belt
MUST be centered on child’s shoulder as shown.
To attach Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner:
- Lay Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner out on
flat surface with free end on top.
Operation and Adjustments
Free end
- Pull the free end of the strap down to
tighten the Shoulder Belt Guide against the
child’s shoulder and bring the shoulder belt
into the proper position.
Loop end
- Slide loop end down through one of the slots
at the back edge of the Seat Base.
- Thread the Shoulder Belt Guide and free end of
the Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner through the
loop on the loop end and pull to elimiate any slack.
Note: The Shoulder Belt Guide
should be positioned so that
the free end of the Vehicle
Shoulder Belt Positioner faces
the front seat.
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To remove vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner:
- From back of car seat, unthread the Vehicle
Shoulder Belt Positioner from the loop end.
- Store the Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner
Owner’s Manual/
in pouch located on side of Seat Base.
Vehicle Shoulder Belt
Positioner Storage
Pocket (under pad)
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11.0 Additional
Information
12.0
Cleaning and Maintenance
11.1 Certifications
12.0 Cleaning and Maintenance
This Car Seat conforms to all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards for use in motor vehicles and aircraft. See use modes
below:
The hard surfaces of the Car Seat (plastic components and metal
parts) except the Buckle, may be cleaned by wiping
with a solution of water with mild soap. DO NOT use bleach as it
may weaken plastic component. Dry all surfaces with a clean towel.
DO NOT use lubricants of any kind on any of the components of
the Car Seat, including buckle and LATCH system.
To clean the Buckle, rinse or wipe with clean warm
water, no soap. Dry buckle.
TODDLER CAR SEAT Mode (WITH Harness System):
This restraint IS certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.
BOOSTER CAR SEAT Mode (WITHOUT Harness System):
This restraint is NOT certified for use in aircraft.
11.2 Installation and Use on Aircraft
Only the Toddler Car Seat WITH Harness is approved for use
on aircraft. High-back and Backless Booster Car Seats can’t be
used on aircraft as there are no lap/shoulder belts available to
properly restrain a child.
When using the Toddler Car Seat on an aircraft, follow the installation steps in “Installation - Lap Belt only WITHOUT Top
Tether” section and secure your child per “Securing Your Child”
section.
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Care and Cleaning Harness System Seat,
Back Support and Head Support Pads:
NOTE: Before removing the seat pads, you must first remove
the back support from the Car Seat base. If the
harness is attached to the Car Seat, it is best to loosen
or remove the harness before removing the back
support.
• For care and maintenance, read and follow instructions on
fabric tags.
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12.0
Cleaning and Maintenance
WARNING!
•DO NOT use Car Seat without seat, back support and head
support pads.
To Remove Head Support Pad:
• Slide elastic loops out of inner shoulder belt slot.
• Pull pad off head support.
To Remove Back Support Pad:
•Remove harness (see “Harness Removal and Assembly”
section).
•Remove back support from Seat Base (see “Assembly and
Removal of Back Support” section).
• Unhook top of pad from top of back support.
•Unhook elastic loops top corners of pad from plastic pins on
back support.
• Unhook elastic loops from bottom corners of pad from plastic
pins on back support.
•Slide back support pad off of back support.
To Remove Vehicle Shoulder Belt Positioner:
•From back of car seat, unthread the Shoulder Belt Positioner
from the loop end.
•Store the Shoulder Belt Positioner in pouch located on side of
seat base.
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12.0
Cleaning and Maintenance
To Remove Seat Base Pad:
•Remove harness and crotch strap (see “Harness Removal and
Assembly” section.
• Unhook elastic on rear corner of
pad from plastic pin. Repeat on
Elastic
opposite side.
•Slide the base seat pad armrest
covers forward and off armrests.
Slide entire seat pad forward,
pulling elastic bands off from under
cup holders and off the front of the
Car Seat.
Reverse above steps for replacing pads and harness
system.
Cleaning Harness System:
• Surface wash only with mild soap and water. Rinse with
clean water. Air dry.
DO NOT launder the straps as they may become damaged or
weakened. Contact Baby Trend customer service or order
replacement straps.
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13.0
Replacement Parts
13.0 Replacement Parts
14.0
Register Your Car Seat
14.0 How to Register Your Car Seat
If you need help or replacement parts, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-328-7363 between the hours of
8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Pacific Standard Time, Monday through
Friday or visit us online at www.babytrend.com.
Please complete the following information. The model number and
manufactured in (date) can be found on a label on the bottom of the
child restraint.
Model Number : _________________
Manufactured in (date) : _________________
Purchase Date : _________________
Please fill out the prepaid registration post card attached to the
safety harness and mail it today.
Child restraints could be recalled for safety reasons. You must
register this restraint to be reached in a recall. Send your name,
address, e-mail address if available, and the restraint’s model
number and manufacturing date to: Baby Trend, Inc., 1607 S.
Campus Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761 or call 1-800-328-7363 or register online at: http://www.babytrend.com/registration.html.
For Recall information: Contact the U.S. Government’s Vehicle
Safety Hotline at: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to
http://www.NHTSA.gov.
If You Need Help
Please contact our Customer Service Department with any questions
concerning your child restraint. When you contact us, please have
the model and manufactured in (date) ready. These numbers can be
found on a white label located on the bottom of the child restraint.
USA Toll Free: 1-800-328-7363
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST) Monday - Friday
or www.babytrend.com
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