We are talking about the Chicco Keyfit 30 Infant car seat. This is a very popular car seat. It’s very easy to use. Here are some of the special features of this seat: whenever I have a yellow button on the Chicco, it hasa function. These two yellow levers here lower the carrying handle. I’ve got another yellow lever here, which is what’s going to release the car seat from my stroller when I’m carrying it on my stroller. I have wonderful padding in this car seat, excellent for a small baby, for an infant. It’s removable.I have a five-point harness system. This piece here, the chest clip, should be at armpit level. And make sure, as I always say, that you consultyour manual for all the specifics of the, how this car seat should be used. But I’mjust running through some of the main features. When you want to loosen up your arm straps,you’re going to use this yellow lever here. Okay.
Now I’m going to show you guys how to attach this to the base of a stroller. And the stroller I picked is the Bugaboo Bee. It has an adaptor that goes with the Bee. Make sure that your adaptor is facing the right way. Infant car seats are always rear-facing, but if you can’t get yours on the righ tway, you probably have your adaptor twisted around. So this goes in like this. You get that nice clicking sound.
And now I’m going to show you guys how easy it is to clip onmy car seat. You’re going to get the same nice clicking sound. Duck. And I’m going to pick it up like this to make sure everything is secure. Now I’m going to show you howto do the base. Now there’s two things I’m going to go over with the base. Let me find my base. Okay got my base. And again I’m going to say it again, this is a general demo and I want everybody to carefully review their manual, because this is really important stuff. Okay.
Two things I’m going to go over with the base: the first one is the latch system. People really like the latch system on the Chicco. They find it very easy to use, very simple. What you do first is you see here? There are these compartments here. You loosen up on your latches by pulling up on this lever here, and that gives you the flexibility to pull this out like this. I’m going to ungather this. I’ve got it wrapped up here a littlebit. So let me loosen these up on both sides. I’m going to take them out of these little compartments where they are, get them ready to go.
Many cars now come with this latch system. Okay. So having the top of the latch on the top, I snap it in right where it goes. I snap in the other latch right where it goes. And I pull here, pressing down, pressing down. You want this to be as tight as possible. That is the latch system, very simple. There is a green window here with a bubble that should be in the middle. It’s not because this seat is not exactly like your average car vehicle seat. Make sure that’s in place. Okay.
When I want to undo my latches I press down on these red buttons here. I can loosen up by the way. I press down on my red buttons like that. And I place them right back where they were, in these little compartments on the side to keep them out of the way. Trying to move this around so you guys can see everything, like that. Okay? I can then pull up here just to get the tightness. I can wind this up like this just to keep it neat. I fold it and Iput it in this little compartment. Now I’m going to do the seat belt. As with any car seat install you’re going to pull this up as much as you can, get rid of all the give,hold it tightly in your other hand. You’re going to come up through here. You’re going to go down through there. And you’re going to buckle in.
Now what you want to do is you want to loosen up on the bottom and make sure this is tight as possible by pulling down on the right. And then you’re going to push, push, push, push, push. Push, push, push andget this as tight as possible into place. Now Chicco has another interesting feature,which I’m going to show you guys here. There are these little yellow pieces here and the upper part of your belt, let me push my stroller out of the way, should go through those little yellow pieces. It’s an extra, it’s called the “lock off,” an extra safety precaution.
Most cars are going to have a locking system here. This seat does not, but most cars will. So again, make sure your bubble is in the middle. Make sure this is tight. And try to move it and make sure it can’t move any more than one inch in either direction. So those are the basics of the install when it comes to this terrific car seat.