Strength of materials used to make your Safety Harness
All our Safety Harnesses are for walking and helping to support your child in their chair, stroller or wheelchair but like any parent, we know the strength of a 4 year old throwing a tantrum.
Many of our customers tell us that their child has broken a toddler harness in the past. In some cases, the parents tell me their child has broken every toddler harness they have tried. Our favourite line to date: "We got him an animal backpack harness, it lasted about an hour."
The frustration and the danger of being disappointed by the quality and durability of a toddler harness that you thought you could trust is real. It was that very frustration that lead Elaine to design her own Safety Harness in the first place.
The stitching method that is used on our harnesses is boardering on excessive. Reinforced zigzag stitching on all the seams makes sure we have complete and utter confidence in the strength and durability of every harness made. We aren't saying that our Safety Harnesses are unbreakable, but we are confident that the stiching won't come apart!!
Where possible, we have obtained strength data from our suppliers for the materials used in our harnesses.
Some toddler harnesses on the market are made with nylon webbing which is very soft and very nice to the touch.
However, nylon webbing is extremely slippery and having a Safety Harness that may slip and slide out of shape when the child pulls is not exactly ideal.
The polypropolene webbing has enough texture to it to keep it's shape in all sorts of situations. Of course it's the sliders on the harness that prevent the slippage, and the sliders in combination with the texture of the polypropolene webbing keep the Safety Harness from sliding out of shape and therefore securely fitted on your child.
All this depends on you fitting the Safety Harness snuggly on your child in the first place. A proper fit is critical. Loose pants won't fall if you're standing still, but take a few steps...
Black, Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Red polypropylene webbing
- break strength: 607 pounds
Pink, Purple polypropylene webbing
- strength break: 379 pounds
Welded metal O-rings
- in excess of 500 pounds. The strength of the O-ring is determined by the weld and since we use welded rings to protect the webbing, these are the lightest rings available.
Metal Snap Hooks
- light-weight metal snap hooks used with the Child Harness - no data available
- heavy-weight metal snap hooks used with the Child-to-Adult Harness - same snap hooks that are used on tack for horses
ITW Nexus 1 inch (25mm) Classic Side Release Buckles used on Chair Straps, Waist Belt Tethers, and Hands-free Parent-to-Child Tether
- lowest expected tensile load: 200 pounds
- temperature range: -40F to 140F
Stealth 1 inch (25mm) Side Release Buckles used on Child Harness and Child-to-Adult Harness
- 175 pounds break strength
Sliders (Sliplocks) 1 inch (25mm)
- used on the Child Harnesses; 165 pounds break strength
- used on the Child-to-Adult Harness, Crotch Straps, Chair Straps, Waist Belt Tethers, and Hands-free Parent-to-Child Tether; 325 pounds break strength