The standard pushchair seat has a built in five point harness but this isn't practical in the Cot Seat, instead there are two British Safety Standard 'D' rings to which it is recommended that you attach a body harness for the following reasons:
Although you won't be taking your new born over particularly rough terrain from the start a body harness is recommended in the Cot Seat to secure your baby in the event of unexpected bumps.
It also makes it harder for 'helpful' older children from taking a baby out of the cot seat.
We supply the Clippasafe Easy Wash Harness & Reins 0 - 4 years which can be used in the Cot Seat, Standard Seat, as first walking reins or in high chairs etc.
The body harness comes in two parts:
1. a body harness which can be adjusted to fit each individual baby
2. anchor straps which attach to the cot seat 'D' rings plastic clips on each side of ther body harness
simply click into the clips attached to the anchor straps or reins (as shown in the picture).
The harness is designed to be fitted with the release clasp at the back to prevent a child from opening it, but this could be uncomfortable for a baby laying on its back and inconvenient for you, however because a young baby in a cot would not be capable of opening the clasp it can be fitted at the front instead.
The Mini Snuggle Bag and Land Rover Snuggler are specially adapted to enable a body harness to be used.
When your baby is old enough for the standard seat a body harness can be preferable to the built in five point harness for the smaller child or escapologist.
Some older children like to sit upright at the front of the standard seat, a body harness which pivots at the waist can enable them to do this comfortably without 'straining' at the shoulder straps.
Available in plain Navy Blue only from Chariots (we have them made specially for us), conforms to BS6684:1989.