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What is the difference between a 3 point harness and a 5 point harness car seat?

Whats the difference between a 3 point harness and a 5 point harness car seat?

With the number of car seats available on market nowadays it might get quiet confusing to chose a proper car seat for your kid especially if it’s your first. Here are few points you could use when deciding your next car seat.

A car seat’s harness is the most important aspect you should take into consideration in your purchase. While the majority of brand new car seats hold a 5 point harness, you might still find many 3 point harness ones especially if you are considering second hand options.

So why should you avoid a 3 point harness?

A 5 point harness means two belt straps around the child shoulders, one between his legs, and 2 belts that hold the hips. A 3 point one only has the shoulders straps and the one between his legs lacking the straps on the hips.

The more straps the better harnessing for your child. The 5 point harness secures the child better in his seat, absorbs extreme collisions more and distributes the force on the child’s strong parts like his shoulders and hips unlike the 3 point harness where the majority of the tension would go only on the shoulders. Moreover, with no hip straps the child might be ejected out of the seat.

Siyyarati lists a collection of great 5 point harness car seats, why settle for anything but the best? Get one now at our Car Seats section.

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