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February 24th, 2011, 02:23 PM
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Travel safety is important, especially so when young ones are involved. Before you buckle your little one into a car seat, considering the following:
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February 24th, 2011, 02:23 PM
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Good info, but I want to clear up one thing. LATCH is definitely NOT safer than using a seat belt. Use whichever one gives you the most secure install. (but never use both at the same time.)

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Good info, but I want to clear up one thing. LATCH is definitely NOT safer than using a seat belt. Use whichever one gives you the most secure install. (but never use both at the same time.)
I do baby sitting and always use the LATCH system in my car - I think it's great and very secure! Plus had a mother had a fire-fighter (that train for helping parents w/car seats at a safety course) put her car seat in the car(with both her infact and convertable) and the fire-fighter highly recommended the LATCH system and said you can double secure it with a seat belt - it doesn't hurt to be extra secure with young ones!
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I do baby sitting and always use the LATCH system in my car - I think it's great and very secure! Plus had a mother had a fire-fighter (that train for helping parents w/car seats at a safety course) put her car seat in the car(with both her infact and convertable) and the fire-fighter highly recommended the LATCH system and said you can double secure it with a seat belt - it doesn't hurt to be extra secure with young ones!
The LATCH system is safer because seatbelts have broken. Just as it is safest to use a five point harness instead of a seatbelt. They are making carseats now with five point harnesses for bigger kids. My six year old is still in a five point harness and it accommodates children up to 80lbs.

And DO NOT use the LATCH system and seatbelt at the same time! The fire-fighter that gave her that information was wrong!!! That is unsafe!! Putting two installation belts through the same belt path could put stress on the car seat shell from two different angles during a crash, causing breakage. Using two installation belts could also concentrate more crash force on a small area of the car seat.
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November 8th, 2013, 11:46 AM
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Great article. One thing to reinforce is your statement about not all car seats fitting into all vehicles. I recently saw a video about this (sorry can't add links yet) but it was amazing how differently the same car seat fit into the back seat of different makes and models.
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