How to adjust straps on Ickle Bubba car seats | For Your Little One

If you've purchased an Ickle Bubba car seat, you'll be pleased to know that adjusting the straps couldn't be easier. These high-quality Group 0+ car seats are designed to provide maximum safety and comfort for your precious little one, with innovative safety features and a range of adjustable positions. Follow our step by step guide on how to adjust straps on Ickle Bubba car seats so your little one is safe and secure on the move!

How to adjust straps on Ickle Bubba car seats: Step by step

Step 1: Loosen the shoulder straps

Before you place your baby in the car seat, you will need to loosen the shoulder straps for easy access. To loosen the shoulder straps on Ickle Bubba car seats, you need to open the harness buckle by pressing the red release button.

Step 2: Place baby in the car seat

Next, carefully place your baby into their car seat and put the shoulder straps over their shoulders. It is important to make sure you don't interchange or twist the shoulder straps and that your baby is comfortable and supported.

Step 3: Fasten the harness

Fasten the harness by slotting the two plastic sections of the buckle connector together then into the hole in the top of the buckle. When the buckle is secured you will hear a click.

Step 4: Adjust the shoulder straps

Check the harness is secure by pulling above and below the buckle and then tighten the straps on the Ickle Bubba car seat. For maximum safety, tighten the shoulder straps as close to their body as possible but make sure your baby is still comfortable. To tighten the harness, you can pull down on the pull strap so that the harness lies flat and is in contact with your baby's body. Make sure the straps are straight and that there is no more than one finger's width between your baby's shoulders and the shoulder straps of the car seat. In order to loosen the harness on Ickle Bubba car seats, you will need to pull on both shoulder straps at the same time.

Adjusting shoulder height on an Ickle Bubba car seat

Some models of Ickle Bubba car seats like the Stomp have two positions for the harness on the back of the car seat. If you need to adjust the shoulder height of the straps you must do this before the car seat is installed into the car. The straps should be placed into the nearest slots which are just above the height of the baby's shoulders. If you need to adjust the harness to the next shoulder position you can remove each of the straps by passing them from the front to the back of the seat through the slots. Then pull the straps through the other set of slots to make sure the shoulder height is suitable. If the position means the shoulder straps are too loose or tight on the shoulders you can readjust those too.

Ickle Bubba car seats

Known for great quality, innovative design and superior safety, Ickle Bubba car seats are a great investment for your baby. With a wide range of safety features including newborn memory foam cushioning, airflow ventilation, UPF 50+ hoods and adjustable headrests. They're also designed for busy parents so are super easy to secure, and have removable seat covers made from super soft fabric for easy cleaning. Ickle Bubba's high-quality Group 0+ car seats for infants have an ISOFIX base for extra security and double-layered side impact protection.

Top tips for travelling with your newborn

Your first few trips with your newborn can seem daunting! But with a high-quality car seat and the correct knowledge, travelling by car with a newborn can be safe and simple. If this is your first baby car seat, it's a good idea to practise how to adjust straps on an Ickle Bubba car seat and how to install it safely in your car before they arrive! If you're planning a long trip, make sure you schedule breaks for feeds and cuddles! Babies younger than four weeks shouldn't be in a car seat for more than 30 minutes and babies of all ages shouldn't be in a car seat for more than two hours. Never leave your baby alone in the car and if they're distressed, make sure to take a break when you can to calm your baby.

The Ickle Bubba car seat collection

If you have a baby on the way and are looking for a safe and secure car seat, the brand Ickle Bubba has the perfect newborn car seat for you. There are a variety of Ickle Bubba car seat options available, including - Ickle Bubba Stomp - Ickle Bubba Moon - Ickle Bubba Mercury - and more! You will need to carefully read the safety manual which comes with your specific Ickle Bubba car seat and make sure that it has the correct ISOFIX base if necessary. Pay attention to any safety warnings and instructions that are specific to your Ickle Bubba car seat model. Designed for little ones from birth to 13/15 months, it is essential that you place the Ickle Bubba car seat in the correct position and deactivate any front airbags if you are fitting a rear-facing car seat in a front seat.

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