In this blog post, we will show you how to convert a baby trend hybrid into a booster. This is perfect for the little one who has outgrown their infant seat but still needs some extra support when they are in the car.
Steps on How to Convert a Baby Trend Hybrid Into A Booster
Remove the back seat of the car and place it on a flat surface. Take out both side-impact pads from either end of the child restraint bar (lower level). Place two pillows under your baby’s head, as well as placing one pillow where their shoulders are to give them extra support.
With your other hand, take hold of each lower body strap at the same time with firm pressure then route straps over the opposite shoulder, making sure that they are snug but not tight. Pull slack in the harness so the top buckle is even with the bottom buckle; use fabric ties to secure excess webbing if needed.
Bring chest clip up and forward between armrests onto centre position across baby’s sternum ensuring clips snaps into place.
How to install Baby Trend Push N’ Sit
The Baby Trend Push N’ Sit is easy to install but requires a little bit of work. To get it set up, you will need the following:
A vehicle with an anchor point (a hole in your back seat that accommodates standard car safety seats) – An LATCH system— this uses clips on either side of the car seat and hooks which are attached to anchors in your vehicle; they can be found at any hardware store or online for fairly inexpensive prices. They should not cost more than $25-30 dollars.
You may also want some extra webbing straps if you have trouble threading them through holes because there aren’t any available in your particular type of car.
A set of vehicle anchors with LATCH connections. These are usually found in a large hardware store that carries car seat accessories and can be purchased for around $25-30 dollars.
An Allen wrench to tighten the security bolts on your new anchor points
Instructions from the manufacturer or instructions you have written down yourself— it is important not to start anything without first reading through all directions, as some steps may vary depending on what type of conversion kit you purchase.
Step 1. Before installing any straps, make sure there isn’t something blocking where they will need to go (like an airbag). If so, move these devices before continuing Once ready, attach one webbing strap horizontally across the back Attach the other webbing strap to each anchor point vertically.
Step 2. For a two-point conversion, attach one of these straps across the top and at the bottom If you have four or more anchors (depending on what type of kit), repeat this process. Before installing any straps, make sure there isn’t something blocking where they will need to go (like an airbag).
Step 3. If so, move these devices before continuing. Once ready, attach one webbing strap horizontally across the back. Attach the other webbing strap to each anchor point vertically. For a two-point conversion, attach one of these straps across the top and at least once below for security purposes.
Step 4. The seat should be pulled tightly back. If you have a three-point conversion, attach one strap across the top and two below. The seat should be pulled tight. If you have four or more anchors, repeat this process.
Step 5. For best results on your installation, consult an experienced specialist to learn how to install these straps correctly for safety purposes
Step 6. After installing the straps in general terms, tighten them up with plastic zip ties (or metal wire clamps) by pulling down until snug but not too tight so that it restricts movement of the child’s head at all angles from front to side and back. The closest anchor points are typically located near where each seat belt is anchored into position; they’re normally found between armrests.
Step 7. The seat belt anchors are usually found between the armrests. In this rare occurrence, a booster car seat should be used on its own. A safety strap can then still be attached to the back of the vehicle’s passenger side
How to adjust the straps on a Baby Trend car seat
A car seat can be tricky to install and adjust. The straps may need to be adjusted depending on the weight of your child, how they are sitting in their seat, or if you have a large headrest that needs more support for safety reasons. Here are some tips on how to make adjustments:
Step 1. Loosen all belts by pulling them out from any tight loops or rings until no tension is felt at the buckle (make sure not to loosen too much!)
Step 2. Now take one strap at a time and pull it gently outwards away from the body so there’s only an inch of slack left before rethreading through its loop – Pull each strap slightly snugger than you think will be comfortable – Repeat with the other strap.
Step 3. Now that you have your straps where they need to be, tighten them by pulling on each of their rings until there is no slack in any part of the belt Make sure not to overtighten!
To convert a baby trend hybrid into a booster seat:
Step 1. Remove the headrest and set it aside for now if needed (it takes up room) – Unbuckle both sides so they are unfastened from one another but still attached at top buckle level.
Step 2. Open out the backseat completely or as much as possible without taking off its lower frame/arm restings; this will allow easier access to unbuckle the bottom side clips which are used to make it a booster seat.
Step 3. Unhook the bottom clips and lay them on one side of the backseat, exposing where they were fastened at. Reach up under the headrest area and unhook both sides from their top buckle (the same place as you just unbuckled)￼
Step 4. Go around to your child’s other side so that he or she is sitting in between two open seats; reach over his/her lap and press down gently but firmly onto him or her with your body weight while undoing each clip at its uppermost point.
Step 5. This will release all tension off of the belt making it easier for conversion into a booster seat! Keep following these steps and you’ll be finished. Now that the tension is released, it’s much easier to unhook all of them one by one from their bottom clips.
Step 6. Reattach the belt so it lays across your child’s lap with its shoulder strap on his or her left side; tighten according to manufacturer instructions. You’re done! You’ve successfully converted your baby trend hybrid into a booster seat. Enjoy