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Straps nearly impossible to tighten!

We've had our 3-in-1 seat for about a year now in our spare car, so it doesn't get used very often. In the last few months we've noticed the straps are nearly impossible to tighten. We've adjusted the buckle between the legs thinking this was too tight, but it has not worked. We are ready to purchase a new car seat due to our frustration. Any thoughts?? We do not have it installed with the base, would this help?

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If you grab the straps up at the top near the shoulder and pull hard you can get a bit of slack at the bottom, they are ridiculously difficult to pull, I have twins and both seats are the same, there should be a handle to pull at the bottom but it just takes strong fingers to do it without that.

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i just had the same problem but there seems nothing out there at all, so i had to try myself and just succeeded there.

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