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car seat safety

are you supposed to put the handle down in the car? i don't understand the install issue moms talk about either, i just put the seat belt into the car seat base and it's done?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:03 PM on Mar. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • another reason to put the handle down is because when you are in an accident the car seat is designed to come up against the back seat if need be, making it like a little cacoon around your child. when the handle is up, the seat can't come up flush with the back seat if need be and the handle can break and shatter into your childs face.
    FinleyFirst

    Answer by FinleyFirst at 6:05 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • the bar is supposed to come down. and as lon as you are using either the belt or the latch system is good. dont used both. you can join the carseat safet group.
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 5:06 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • i kept it up all the time becasue i had a toy attached to it and when i got it inspected they never said a thing about it being up piwife is right just use the belt or latch system but not both
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:10 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • I never even thought about it, I leave mine up too because I have a toy hanging from it.
    FTM2Reagan

    Answer by FTM2Reagan at 5:14 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • look at your manual...there are a few that allow the bar to be up but I believe most say down

    and it isn't as easy as "put the seat belt into the car seat base and it's done" It needs to be TIGHT- can't move more than an inch side to side= can move up and down- is supposed to
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • definitely doesn't move an inch
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • The safest way is to have it down... the biggest reason is... if you are in a severe accident and the baby has to be cut out they Responders can just cut the straps and dont have to mess with a handle that might have gotten warped or anything
    mamachef694

    Answer by mamachef694 at 5:22 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

  • Read the manual. Different seats have different specifications. And different seats can have a more difficult install then others.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2010

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