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Car Seat Safety (LATCH) KristaAnne 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, VT, United States 19451 posts
4th Feb '13

I wasn't sure if this link had been posted or not but I am posting it. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/perfi/basics/story/2012-06-06/child-safety-seat-latch/55452346/1

2happy 50 kids; North Carolina 14739 posts
4th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KristaAnne:</b>" I wasn't sure if this link had been posted or not but I am posting it. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/perfi/basics/story/2012-06-06/child-safety-seat-latch/55452346/1 "</blockquote>




I've read about the tach not being recommended for larger children. That's why I switched my almost 3 year od to the belt.

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
4th Feb '13

Thanks! Great info

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2114 posts
4th Feb '13

I only ever used the latch system in 1 vehicle and I buckled the effing seat belt too lol

Man in stockings 1 child; Colorado 2766 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:" I only ever used the latch system in 1 vehicle and I buckled the effing seat belt too lol"


I read you weren't so posed to use both at the same time. it puts to my strain on the car seat if you were to get in a wreck and it can actually do more damage than good.

KristaAnne 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, VT, United States 19451 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting ~Raylan's Mama~:" I only ever used the latch system in 1 vehicle and I buckled the effing seat belt too lol"


don't do this. It's unsafe to use both the LATCH and seatbelt

KillerMombie 3 kids; Belle Chasse, Louisiana 28281 posts
4th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting He's my Momma's boy:</b>" I read you weren't so posed to use both at the same time. it puts to my strain on the car seat if you were to get in a wreck and it can actually do more damage than good."</blockquote>




!!! Always use one OR the other. Manufacturer instructions will always state to never use both. When FF, however, you should always use a Top Tether with whatever type of install.



Also, Diono is instructing parents differently regarding new LATCH rules so if you have their seats it's worth contacting them to find out more... Which I'm in the process of doing because I'm still confused by their statements and want more specific advice regarding my children's seats.

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2114 posts
4th Feb '13

Relax ladies I only did it a couple times. It wasn't a car we typically rode in ;) I didn't know you only used one or the other at the time. This was a year ago

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49006 posts
4th Feb '13
Quoting KristaAnne:" don't do this. It's unsafe to use both the LATCH and seatbelt"


this it can rub them raw and they can break....




WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!




One of my seats goes to 90lbs harnessed but has no slots for the car belt it has to go on top of the seat between the padding and the plastic its not very safe... UGH.