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Did you know about the LATCH system?

I didn't realize until today that my LATCH couldn't be used if my child was over 50 pounds (per my car seat manual) and the top LATCH couldn't be used over 40 (per my car manual)! Even though the seat is rated up to 100 lbs. I have to use the seatbelt since it's rated for adult weight and the LATCH is only rated for small child weight.
Check your manuals ladies!

 
Jademom07

Asked by Jademom07 at 6:47 PM on Sep. 23, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (8)
  • yep :)
    for the ladies that are saying they use both....do you mean you read both manuals or you use both latch and seatbelt? Latch and seatbelt can not be used together...only one or the other :)
    foxracing43701

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 7:06 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I always use both :)
    Mommy2Gabrielle

    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 6:48 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • yep, I read the manual when I bought my seat.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:53 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • even if your car seat manual says your latch can be used to 50 lbs, most cars have a top weight of 40 lbs for lower latch, go by what your car manual says, not the car seat itself
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 7:01 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • no, i did not know that! my bigger kids just use a booster and a belt, but i did not know that you could not use both the latch and the belt!
    Darn, i need to read those manuals again! (maybe better this time : ))!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 7:20 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I didn't know that! I'll definitely check my car manual once my baby gets bigger, though.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 11:09 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • I always use both as well
    Syphon

    Answer by Syphon at 6:59 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

  • Good advice here, thanks!
    Radarma

    Answer by Radarma at 11:42 PM on Sep. 23, 2010

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