The restraint harness keeps your baby or child secured against the restraints shell. Essential for journeys! It is important the harness is fitted correctly ensuring the wearer is secure when travelling.
In the event of an impact, a 5-point harness absorbs the energy and spreads this across the 5-points of the harness. Two points on the shoulders, two points on the hips, and one point on the buckle crotch-strap area.
An impact shield is an alternative option to a 5-point harness when securing your child in a restraint. Where a 5-point harness keeps your child’s shoulders firmly back in the restraint. An impact shield allows movement of the upper body in the event of an impact. This reduces the speed of the child’s head motion. A shield essentially spreads the energy across more of the child’s body and the impact shield itself.
The fitting of an impact shield will vary by manufacturer and restraint design.