Originally Posted by chickabiddy
Honestly, that's something I'd need to see a picture of to be sure. I don't recall ever seeing a child with straps that didn't touch the chest or stomach and thinking that it was fine. Some harnesses are looser in the chest and some in the stomach, but they usually touch somewhere along the torso. I tend to believe that the straps need tightening and/or the seat just isn't suited for the child, but I'm open to being convinced (photographically or otherwise) that I'm wrong.
This might be where the "pinch" test comes in. If it's slack, it's a problem. If it's a matter of it touching some parts of the body but not the belly (as is seen in some of the pics Eden posted), but is taut (eek! forgive my spelling errors earlier!) and in good contact with the shoulders and pelvis, then it's likely right.
Eden, thanks for posting the pics, for all of us! Hopefully they'll help the OP ensure her DD is in correctly. It's startling as an American to see the lack of harness clip (and one pic with a harness clip used wrong, actually), but clearly they have them tested that way and they work well.