Why is there a Crotch Strap with RideSafer? And what is it’s purpose? And do I need to use it? Watch this video to find out.
The crotch strap that comes with the RideSafer is an optional piece that is meant to help keep the RideSafer vest from riding up the child’s back.
As you can see in the video, the crotch strap is easy to connect to the vest.
On a personal note: our children found the crotch strap uncomfortable and we found it tedious to use but some parents do use it on a daily basis.
If the back of the vest rides up, we found it just as effective and easier to have our children lean forward, pull the vest down in the back and have them lean back again. Often times, we notice the back of the vest rides up because the child slides down into the vehicle seat or because the tether strap is over tight. (It just needs to be taut not tightened like you would with a 5-point harness, see the video about the RideSafer tether strap here.)