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In this video, Scott explains the proper harness strap location for a rear-facing child. When rear-facing you’ll always want the harness straps at or below the shoulders, meaning they’ll come up and over the shoulder rather than from above. This is because when a child is rear-facing in a frontal collision they’re going to slide up and forward in their car seat, and harness straps coming in from below the shoulders limits how much they move in the seat. Remember, rear-facing is always at or below the shoulders.