Tip for Euro-routing when a lap-shoulder belt seems too short:

Have you noticed that it’s become more common for RF-only car seat instructions to allow European belt routing (aka, Euro-routing) for baseless installations?   If a car seat model allows this method, but the vehicle belt appears to be too short, try this technique.

  1. Route the lap portion of the belt through the CR belt path guides (across the child’s leg area), but don’t buckle the belt yet.
  2. Wrap the shoulder portion of the belt around the back of the CR (following model-specific instructions, if any, for using a guide on the back of the CR shell).
  3. Buckle the belt, and then complete installation, as instructed, by setting the CR to the proper angle and tightening the belt.