KneeGuard Kids 3 Car Seat Footrest - Grey
KneeGuard Kids 3 Car Seat Footrest is a footrest that installs under your baby car seat and provides an area for your child to rest their foot on. Do you find your kids are sitting crossed legs on the car seat or putting their feet on the armrest or the front seat? Or are they kicking the seat back of the front seat? Are they crying and throwing a tantrum due to discomfort/sitting too long in the car seat? It is because the gravity pulls down their legs as much as their weight. Dangling legs may cause blood circulation problem and leg numbness. It may damage their knees and disrupt normal growth.
- Reduces stress on the knee joints, reducing knee pain and deformation, encourage healthy knee growth
- Provides support to the legs, encouraging blood circulation and reduce leg numbness
- Prevents child's body from sliding down to the front of the car seat and avoid discomfort from the seat belt
- A place for them to rest the feet on for more seating comfort
- Can be installed on isofix and non-isofix cars
- Footrest attaches to seat of car with a load leg support on the car floor for extra security
- Footrest is height adjustable
Recommended for ages 1+ years (or as long as baby feet starts to dangle) up till 9 years (child must weigh less than 30kg).
1. Suitable for all children 9 years and under (Can be also used for 1-2 year old children)
When using a children’s car seat, children’s legs are located higher than the seat of a vehicle.
Therefore, the feet don’t reach a Foot Plate when using a regular Foot Plate.
KneeGuardKids 3 is made by applying a patented technology where a Foot Plate comes above the seat of a car, which a baby with short leg suitable to use. (Korean Patent No. 10-1399896)
2. Compatible with any car seat
KneeGuardKids 3’s installing plate is located between the floor of the car seat and the seat of a car.
An install plate is firmly fastened to the car seat by fixing to the ISOFIX (or fixing clips).
It can be used for all car seats except for the below two car seats.
3. Height and angle of a Foot Plate is adjustable
4. Height control bar with enhanced durability and convenience
Patented technology using an spring is applied to KneeGuardKids 3 to make sure that the height control bar and the Foot Plate are safely and securely combined. (Korean Patent Pending No. 10-1698730)
It can be used semipermanently without a drop of a Foot Plate.
5. Applying Narrow Plate
Applying Narrow Plate to minimize the impact on the car seat The car seat does not wobble as it reaches the seat of a car.
For cars with ISOFIX
Attach the KneeGuard footrest to the passenger seat ISOFIX latch using the straps (included) and ISOFIX hooks (included).
For cars without ISOFIX
Attach the KneeGuard footrest to the gap between the passenger backrest and the seat using the straps (included) and clips (included).
Insert your hand in the gap between the seat and the backrest of the vehicle seat to check if there is enough room for the Clips. Insert the Clips into the gap horizontally ALL THE WAY and then push the Clips to stand vertically. This way, the Clips act as a stopper.
Passed U.S. Safety Test
Passed Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No.213 ‘Child Restraint System’ by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in USA
KneeGuardKids 3 is not detached even when an accident occur by combining with ISOFIX (or non-ISOFIX).
Passed U.S . Material Characteristic Test
Passed U.S . Material Characteristic Test
CPSC : U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
ASTM : American Society for Testing and Materials F963 Section 22.214.171.124 Passed
Soluble Heavy Metals Content in Substrate: Passed 8 Types of Heavy Metal Content Test
CE Certificates (TÜV NORD CERT): Toys Directive 2009/48/EC
Certify that KneeGuardKids3 comply to the essential requirement (Annex 2) of European Directive and the following standards.
EN 71-2:2011 + A1:2014
EN 71-3: 2013 + A1:201
Korea Certification(KC): Confirming to meet the suitability standards of children’s products
Common safety standards for children’s products: Passed physical safety requirements and cadmium content
Orthopedic Surgeon Q&A
What is possibly going to happen to the kids who had a long ride on a car seat?
When kids are car seated, their legs get dangled in the air. Then, law of gravity affects on them, pulling the kids' legs as strong as they weigh.
It gets knee joint stressed and if this case repeats over and over, it will bring knee irritation or cause deformation.
Especially, kids are not physically matured , so it will be more stressful compared to adults.
It is a same feeling that in the case of using smart phones for a long time even adults have painful elbow. Kids in the car seat experience that kind of pain as well.
Also with their legs dangled so long, It will have a problems like blood circulation and legs become to numb and have pins and needles.
When we see the kids sleeping, they tend to have crossed legs or rest legs on the armrest. Is there any correlation?
Knee gets stressed because of gravity pulling. If this stress goes on, it develops as an ache. Children realize that they put their legs somewhere, and they reduce stress by their instincts. That is the reason they cross their legs or rest somewhere.
Sometimes we see kids kicking front seat, is it relate with the stress? Fathers, occasionally, gets annoyed and scold.
Under the condition of not being moved you can't have a healthy blood circulation on your legs. Specially, when blood inclined. And it will be much worse in the long ride because blood vessel flowing under thigh gets pressure. Then, kids feel uncomfortable, numb, and they move legs and even kick. By doing it, they tend to reduce the blood vessel pressure, and get healthy blood circulating. It is a natural protective instinct.
Is there any influence on their physical development?
It does not mean that sitting on a car seat influences on their physical development. But it does have an influence if there is an irritation or deformation on knee where growth plates are centered.
It has never been heard that there are leg problems due to using car seat. why is that?
As mentioned before, children protect themselves by crossing their legs or kicking font seats etc. Without these behaviors, they appeal and cry their pain when they are awake after a long ride.
Well seated infants get whining all of sudden. Is it a result of the case, too?
When car seated, the body gradually inclines forward. There is no place to lean on. Especially when you stop suddenly, it feels worse. They cry hard because the pressure of the seat belt hits hard. Here adds psychological pressure, too.
Kids in the growing period! What is the right way to use?
For safe ride, it is certain that we use car seat for kids. It is highly recommended that kids legs need stretching from time to time in order not to have a overtax on legs. It is good to have a foot plate to rest legs on, and then the legs are not influenced from the gravity force. It will lead to your safe and comfortable driving.
Can I use KneeGuardKids for ISOFIX Car Seats?
You CAN use KneeGuardKids3 in ISOFIX Car Seats.
The KneeGuardKids ISOFIX hook is thin, you can use the car seat and KneeGuardKids at the same time on the ISOFIX latch.
Can I use KneeGuardKids in a car seat with a Support Leg(Load Leg) ?
KneeGuardKids3 are not available for car seats with Support Legs.
From what age can I use it?
KneeGuardKids3: Available for children under 9 years. (Weight less than 30kg)
For reference, KneeGuardKids3 can withstand loads up to 47 kg under load test.
Is it safe when accident?
The KneeGuardKids has passed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Car seat safety standard FMVSS No.213 'Child Restraint System'.
Comparison between KneeGuard 2 and KneeGuard 3. (KneeGuard 2 is the previous version) This product is the KneeGuard 3, KneeGuard 2 is not included.