A rear-facing car seat with a specialized harness by Merritt Manufacturing of New Whiteland, Indiana.


This car seat is specifically for use by children with a medically fragile belly, for instance due to an omphalocele.  Thanks to its yoke-style harness, this model meets safety standards without any strap crossing the belly; it is also trach-friendly.  To prevent infection, the cover is made of medical-grade, anti-microbial naugahyde that can be wiped down with non-bleach hospital disinfectants.

Last updated on April 1, 2024.

Child Requirements

  Pounds Kilograms Inches Centimeters Age (years)
Minimum 7.5 3.4 19 48.3 n/a
Maximum 40 18.1 37 94.0 n/a

Measurements and Characteristics

Car Seat Mass (Weight)

12 lbs./5.4 kg

Vehicle Fit Characteristics

  Outside height: 24 in./61 cm
  Widest outside width: 19 in./37 cm
  Vehicle requirements: Must allow installation in a rear seat; the car seat may not be used in a front row seat.

Child Fit Characteristics

  Narrowest torso area: 10.5 in./26.7 cm
  Narrowest seat cushion width: 11.5 in./29.2 cm
  Seat cushion depth: 12.5 in./31.8 cm
  Seat cushion depth extender options: n/a

Harness Fit Characteristics

  Harness Type: Five-point
  Number of harness height positions:
  CR bight to lowest shoulder height position: 5.25 in./13.34 cm
  CR bight to highest shoulder height position: 18.5 in./47 cm
  Crotch strap present: Yes
  Crotch strap adjustability: Yes; two slots
  CR bight to nearest crotch strap position: 4.5 in./11.4 cm
  CR bight to farthest crotch strap position: 7 in./17.8 cm


  Semi-recline allowed in forward-facing position: n/a; RF-only

A level-line embossed on the car seat shell indicates proper angle when it’s parallel to the ground.


  Tether present: No
  Special tethering: n/a

Accessories • Add-ons

An add-on riser, which helps prevent the buckle from positioning on sensitive areas, may be used under children who weigh less than 25 pounds.  Use one of two provided risers, as needed, based on crotch strap position.  

For accessories that may be used with this model, contact Merritt Manufacturing (below).

Miscellaneous Information

  • MSRP (U.S. dollars): $1,775.00
  • Company certifies to meet standard:
    • FMVSS 213 (U.S.): Yes
    • CMVSS 213 (Canadian): No
  • Will ship to Canada? Yes, following provincial/territorial requirements
  • Owner’s manual languages available: English

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