A car seat is an important purchase for parents, and they should check the tightness of the straps regularly. This will ensure that the car seat is secure and ready for a child to sit in it. Fortunately, loosening a graco car seat strap is easy and can be done in a few steps. First, if the shoulder and stomach straps are too tight, loosen them by tugging on them. Keep pulling until you can fit your finger underneath the strap. You should also perform the pinch test, which is when you put your finger under a car seat strap to make sure it is snug and that there is no slack.
The next step is to loosen the tether strap. To do this, press the spring latch hidden under the fabric while you pull on both straps at once. You may need to do this several times until you can fit a finger underneath the strap. Once the tether strap is loosened, you can attach it to the vehicle’s anchor.
Lastly, you can use the push-button loosener to make your straps less tight. These tools are available at many baby supply stores and online, and they can be used to adjust almost any type of car seat. Some have a button that you push to move a metal bar that releases the tension on the straps, and others have a lever that you flip up toward the side of the car seat to release tension on the straps.