Child Passenger Safety Week Day 2 – Chest Clip Location (GIVEAWAY)

Car Seat Chest Clip

Car Seat Chest Clip

Congrats to winners –

Entry #1124 – Kristen T.

Entry #1211 – Erica H.

It’s day 2 of Child Passenger Safety Week and today is all about the car seat chest clip. That’s right, that big closure that is usually the last thing that you do when you put your child in the seat. It seems like a no-brainer but many people don’t know that there is a right and a wrong place to put that chest clip. As a matter of fact, there is only one right place for that chest clip and that is AT THE ARM PIT LEVEL. The chest clip should always be on the child’s chest at the arm pit level.

Since many parents are positioning those chest clips in the wrong place, we are going to help spread the word with a contest/giveaway and photos today. Yes, we want full participation with this giveaway! We want everyone to take a photo of their child in their car seat with the chest clip at arm pit level and then share it. Above is a photo we took but you do not have to add text directly on the photo like we did. (You can explain the photo in your description depending on where you post it. See rules below.)

(UPDATE: Here is a video we just filmed today with how I get my toddlers and kids to put the chest clip in the proper position)


TWO lucky participants will win a Britax G3 Convertible Car Seat of their choice. This giveaway is open to US residents only!

Brirax G3


1) Take a photo of your child in a car seat with the chest clip at the proper arm pit level position.

2) Share the photo on your Facebook Page and let your friends know where the safest postion for the chest clip is. Tag The Baby Gizmo Company (put @The Baby Gizmo Company) in your Facebook post so that we know you did it.

3) Instagram the photo (the one you took for Facebook or a new one!) and “This is the correct place for the car seat chest clip thanks to @BabyGizmoGuru” in the description. (Here is a tutorial on how to use Instagram: Instagram Tutorial)

4) “PIN” our Baby Gizmo photo (above) of the correct chest clip position on one of your Pinterest boards and put “This is the correct place for the car seat chest clip thanks to @BabyGizmo ” in the pin description. (You can “pin” the photo by hitting the “Pin It” button at the top of this post OR grabbing the URL of this blog post and pinning directly on the Pinterest site OR you can go to Baby Gizmo’s Pinterest Page and just re-pin the photo there.)

5) Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter widget below to make sure you are entered and for more entry opportunities!


* Today’s Giveaway STARTS now and ends TONIGHT Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. US residents only. Make sure you are actually doing the entry methods because we check. If you don’t do the actual entry – it doesn’t count! You won’t win. We’ll both be sad.
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  1. FB, Instagram, and Pinned it ( User name is probably tweety916. I forget sometime! I truly hope to win the car seat for I absolutely love Britax!

  2. I can’t see my original post- but wanted to say that I did take the photo of my child in the car seat with the correct chest position level

  3. Forgot to take a picture before he went to bed, but I did find the picture from his first journey in the car and the clip is positioned correctly 🙂 Hard to believe it has been over a year. Also, our hospital did not do a car seat check…

  4. I added a photo of my son to my facebook page telling my mom friends about the safest position for the chest clip on the car seat. Armpit level baby:-)

  5. These are SO beautiful! We are in dire need of a new carseat for our 7 mo old as our 2yr old has Leukemia and we’ve not been able to afford another new expense…good luck to all who have entered, fingers crossed!

  6. I put a picture on my Facebook page of my son in his carseat with the chest clips at armpit level and tagged @The Baby Gizmo Company!

  7. Posted to FB, tagged you and repinned to my account with the same name ^^^ via your pinterest page 🙂 instagram to follow 🙂

    great give away

  8. I posted the picture of my son modeling the correct chest clip position on my FB page and tagged The Baby Gizmo 🙂 Love these giveaways…we have been convertible car seat shopping the past few weeks…winning would be a Godsend!

  9. A new carseat would be great, our six month old will be outgrowing his soon. While having a travel system is convenient on a number of levels. It would be nice if they had a higher weight and height capacity!!!

  10. I posted a photo of my month old on Facebook in his carseat with chest clip at armpit level. I also tried to tag The Baby Gizmo Company, but it didn’t work….

  11. I took a photo of my 18month old in her car seat with the chest clip at the correct position and shared it on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. I love spreading the safety tips!

  12. I shared a photo of the correct chest clip position at armpit level. Let’s make sure all the kids out there are safe! Pinterest name lmharrison83

  13. I took a photo of my son in his car seat with the chest clip at the correct position to share. Shared it on FB but couldn’t get it to properly tag Baby Gizmo Company…

  14. I am going to take a picture of my 19 month old son in his Britax with the chest clip at armpit level when he wakes up from his nap! My 6 month old son could really use a Britax car seat like his big brother’s because he is going to outgrow his infant seat soon!! 🙂

  15. I took a photo of my child in a car seat with the chest clip at the correct position to share.

    But I can’t tag the The Baby Gizmo FB page 🙁

  16. I shared a picture on Facebook of my baby in her car seat with the correct positioning of the chest clip. I don’t understand why I need to put the “@” symbol so I hope I tagged you right!

  17. I have a question – what about the European models that don’t have chest clips??? (Including Britax) Are they not as safe? The straps that are over the chest have a backing that is meant to prevent the straps from slipping, but no actual clips crossing the chest…??? Since every country has different rules as to what is considered safe, how can we know who has the “safest” standards? My husband and I live internationally (between North America and Europe), so the answer isn’t as simple as it might be for most, I guess.

  18. This is really important. I remember learning this when I went to a breastfeeding clinic when my first baby was just born. I had no clue before this!! I thought I read everything and knew how, but little reminders are really needed! Thanks for the info!

  19. I pinned… posted and FB’d as well as everything else to win! Fun. Thanks for the give away and for spreading the word about car seat safety – it’s sooooooooooo important!

  20. I tagged you in a FB photo,shared and instagram and tagged you and I also pinned onto pintrest. Thanks for the opportunity to win a new car seat.

  21. Took pictures and will be sharing them on facebook . . . also repinned your photo. Thanks for making this important giveaway something we share and make others aware of!

  22. I took a photo of your child in a car seat with the chest clip at the correct position to share. 🙂 See other comments and entries. 🙂

  23. This one is easy! I’ve taken lots of pics of my son while he was in a harnessed seat, showing where chest clip goes, where shoulder straps go, and an example of a child harnessed well past 40lbs.

  24. I already had a photo of my son in his car seat with the chest clip in the correct position, I posted to facebook to share and tagged baby gizmo. Thanks

  25. Drives me nuts when kids aren’t restrained properly. You can buy a cheapie or the most expensive seat on the market, and if they aren’t restrained properly either way it could be bad.

  26. I wish more parents would make sure they are securing their children correctly. Great idea for posting pix on Facebook to spread the word!

  27. I took a picture of my baby with the chest clip at armpit level. This is my biggest pet peeve! When I see the chest clip down by the buckle I want to scream!!!

  28. I am a CPST with 4 (soon to be 5) of my own little ones. I am constantly trying to educate parents to make sure these precious little ones are safe 🙂

  29. Hi Holly! I’d love to post a picture, unfortunately by law I am not allowed to. Why, you ask? I’m a foster parent. I foster babies and toddlers, one at a time to better foster attachment and bonding. Placing the chest clip at armpit level is one of the first things I learned when researching how to properly use a car seat. I did Pin though. I’m glad that you are helping to get the word out about this!

  30. Entered in the Britax car seat contest. I always make sure that the chest clip is arm pit level…..heard this before! My Pinterest is mrssuz.


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