View Full Version : Venezia straps?
09-20-2002, 10:45 AM
Can anyone tell me how the straps work on the 2002 Venezia? It looks like there's a shoulder harness, but I can't find where they attach. Right now they're in a jumbled heap in the seat of the stroller. I went to BRU to see how their floor model is rigged, but the straps were a similar mess. My 4-month-old isn't sitting unsupported, but loves to be upright. If I could figure out the straps, we could actually use this stroller. Thanks!
09-20-2002, 02:24 PM
Can I just say how much I HATE this harness? Mine is also in a similar mess, and I once spent 30 minutes in a parking lot trying to figure it out. I looked at my friend's Pliko and it immediately became clear to me what I was doing wrong.
My first problem was that I was trying to put the thing that looks like a chest clip on a carseat on her chest. That actually goes on baby's BACK.
My second problem was that I didn't know how to make the parts of the harness that go over her shoulders clip into the stroller. The plastic part at the end of the shoulder straps actually hook onto the 2 plastic pieces for the waist strap BEFORE those side pieces slide into the plastic clip in the middle (on the strap that goes between their legs).
Did that make any sense at all? Those 2 things made the harness usable for me. Also, I have a problem when opening and closing the stroller that part of the harness somtimes gets caught in the seat, so not all of the harness is out, even though it may look like the harness is out.
09-20-2002, 04:21 PM
How incredibly stupid. Do you think it occurred to the designers that someone might want to put a baby in this stroller? Grrrrr. That said, this was really helpful. We figured out the straps and just got back from an hour-long walk. Thanks for answering this post so quickly!
09-23-2002, 09:22 PM
I just wanted to add my two cents. At first, I HATED the harness. It used to take me forever but now I LOVE it! Once you get the hang of it, its a breeze and I have to admit that my DS just loves it compared to the harnesses in his Macs. You just have to be sure to hook the little plastic clippy thing in the back of the harness to the fabric loop on the back of the stroller seat before you put the baby in the stroller so that the straps are arranged a bit...otherwise, it is just a jumble of straps. The best thing about the 2002 harnesses is that you have the option of keeping the baby back against the seatback (by keeping the clippy thing in the fabric loop) or letting him have some freedom of movement by unhooking him. My DS loves to twist and turn and lie sideways and lean back and hook his legs over the bumper bar. And being able to move around yet still being securely attached to the stroller is a big help especially when you're little one is a bit older.
Just keep practicing and I hope you learn to really like it too.
09-23-2002, 09:26 PM
Do you not just keep the two plastic end pieces on the middle plastic clip all the time? Mine just stay in there and I just slide my baby's arms in and out like I would in any "normal" harness. That way, I just hook the back clip thing onto the fabric loop to prearrange the straps, slide DS's arms into each arm loop, then clip the two side clips into the middle clip thingy.
I think the trick is to place the back clip in the fabric loop before you put the baby in the stroller. Unfortunately, if you have a pre-2002 stroller, I don't think you have this option.
09-23-2002, 10:35 PM
Alas, those of us with pre-2002 Venezias do not have that great fabric loop, and our harnesses end up in a jumbled pile at the bottom of the stroller every time we use it. :) Also, I do now keep the plastic tab "permanently" stored on the two side pieces, but when I first went from using the stroller with the carseat to just the stroller, my harness was not completely "assembled" and I had to figure it out from scratch. And the Peg directions were NO HELP.
09-24-2002, 07:36 PM
LOL. And I'm sure that a wigging, swiggly baby on the verge of crying because you're taking so long and cursing the designers at Peg wasn't helping you figure it out. I can totally empathize because before I bought my Peg, I had gone into Baby Depot and checked an older model out and came out swearing that Peg's designers were a bunch of drunks! The fabric tab is a godsend so I waited 8 months for the 2002 to comeout. Hee hee. Of course, I did buy a couple of strollers in between. ;)
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