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Seat-Belt-Positioning Clips (Comfort Clips)

In many vehicles, the manufacturer has provided factory-installed clips that can be attached to a shoulder belt to lower its position on shorter occupants.  Found on a vehicle wall or seat, these usually have a storage method when not in use, and often they are very hard to see when stowed.  In a few vehicles, the seat-belt-positioning clip is not factory-installed but available by contacting the dealership parts department. See the vehicle owner’s manual for more details. Click on the pages below to see examples of these clips in recent vehicle models.

Using a Belt-Shortening Clip

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LATCH Manual 101

An overview of the basic components in the LATCH Manual, one of many great resources available to child passenger safety advocates. (Note:  While this video uses the 2019 LATCH Manual as an example, all information applies to the 2021 LATCH Manual, as well.  A couple page number references are slightly different in 2021, but all content is still present.)

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Switchable Retractor Technique

Certain techniques when using a belt with a switchable retractor can lessen the likelihood of sideways tilting. Caregivers can often be taught how to install a CR without using a locking clip. The key factors to teach are how to properly press on the CR/base and how to tighten the belt. Regular SRN contributorJoe Colella demonstrates these steps in this YouTube video. In it, he explains that he has found use of a locking clip to be unnecessary since he began using this technique.