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Tightening the straps...

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#1 PolkaDots

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

So you think I would've asked this questions MONTHS ago...

Is there an easy way to tighten the straps on this car seat??

To loosen the straps we push the button and pull the straps, but we find that to tighten the straps, we have to put our hand in behind the seat and pull from there, and then pull the strap at the front.

Would love to know if there is an easier way and if so, why ours just won't tighten by pulling the front strap.

p.s. this was professionally fitted.

#2 TillyTake2

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:26 AM

I find it really hard too! No ideas sorry.

#3 Razman

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

Not got a meridan but I'm another hand behind the back of the seat person. Used 3 different brands (different cars, grandparents etc) and the only way I can get it tight enough is hand behind seat. Glad I'm not the only one. original.gif

#4 NastyMuddyPuddles

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

With our meridians we just push the button and pull the strap at the front and they tighten right up, should work easily sorry.

#5 Jax12

Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I have to do what you do OP and it drives me nuts.  I was told by my sister that it would loosen up a bit over time but 2 years on and we still have the same problem.  My sister's on the other hand (SNS but not a tilt and adjust) pulls so easily.

Sorry no great ideas for you.

I recently put my friend's newborn DS in her sns t&a and commented on how easy it was to tighten the straps when it's in rear facing mode.  She had no idea what I was talking about and never adjusted the straps - to the point when I had obviously done him up tighter than normal earlier in the day she didn't know how to loosen them and just popped him in with the straps undone on the way home!  ohmy.gif      Quickly showed her how to adjust them both my cheat way and the regular way...

#6 Avocado

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

QUOTE (zaacaa @ 27/11/2012, 01:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With our meridians we just push the button and pull the strap at the front and they tighten right up, should work easily sorry.

That's what we do with our rear facing meridian tilt and adjust too. Just push the button and pull the single strap below the button at the same time. Ours is the 2012 model.

#7 ~~HappyMummy~~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

I've had 2 of these and you're right, the straps are a nightmare to tighten.  Easy enough to loosen but very hard to make tighter.  You're not alone.

#8 smilinggirl

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Push button, pull strap. That's it.

#9 lucky 2

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

Hi there,

I am moving this topic to the Car Restraints forum, you may get some more responses there (not that there is anything wrong with the responses in this forum! original.gif)

Kind regards,

lucky 2

#10 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Yep, we have the same problem. I push the button in and then kind of pull and wiggle the strap - seems to work OK, does normally take a couple of goes though.

#11 klr70

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

We have the Meridien AHR Tilt & Adjust (bought in 2011, has height markers on it) & the straps can be hard to tighten. I never thought about putting my hand behind the seat to adjust from there! I have, as PPs have suggested, sometimes pressed the button in while pulling the front strap - that made it a bit easier. Most of the time though, I just persisted with pulling on the front strap on its own. Now that we have switched to FF, I find that the strap is easier to tighten, so long as I'm pulling it at the right angle, IYKWIM.

#12 PolkaDots

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

Thanks everyone for your responses.

I'm going to go home tonight and try pushing in the button and pulling the strap at the same time.

If that doesn't work then looks like I'll have to continue with the hand behind the back method.

Edited by PolkaDots, 28 November 2012 - 01:54 PM.

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