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What car seat doesn't have the option to use a seatbelt?

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I barely got a chance to read that post and it was gone. So help me out. Am I too old school? Every carseat I ever had you could strap in with a seatbelt. As a matter of fact, LATCH had just come out when I had my oldest. What was that chicks problem exactly?

by on Mar. 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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kristiansmommy1
by Amanda on Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Evenflo. It was a pain if you were going in anyone else's car so I had to get a second one. The evenflo these days have the slots, I just got one for this baby and I made sure it did

Quoting wymama610:

What is that? (Brand)

I just looked at the Chicco I used for a couple months with my youngest and it has slots for a seatbelt. The base was super easy to install so I just used it. 

Quoting kristiansmommy1:

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You needed to use the base back then with it

Quoting wymama610:

I've never seen one that won't use a seatbelt. Especially an infant seat. 

Quoting kristiansmommy1: My 7 year old had an evenflo and it had to use the base, the seat itself didn't have the slot like graco. Is that what you mean?

wymama610
by Gold Member on Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

I must have missed that part. I thought the OP just didn't realize you can use a seat without the base.

The current seatbelt was introduced in the 70's so her car would have to be a dinosaur to not have locking belts. I know when LATCH came out, I had a car with it and didn't know what it was. LOL


Quoting lenashark:

OP specifically said that she just plopped it on the back seat, so it was clear that she was not properly installing it with the seat belt. Latch became required in 2002, but they still had it in many cars before that date, before all cars were made with locking featured seat belts.

Quoting wymama610:

Quoting lenashark:

The OP said that she just placed the car seat on the backseat, that was it, as in she did not properly install it with the seat belt using the locking belt feature, making sure it was parallel to the street, and checking that it can't move more than an inch side to side. Heck, OP might have an older car that does not have the locking feature in which case the base would be needed. Also, latch is statistically more likely to be safer, not because it is safer in itself, but because since the base is already attached there is less likely to be an error when you put the car seat in.

How would that work? If the car was that old it wouldn't have LATCH hooks either. If the lady wasn't buckling it in at all, that's a whole other issue. I didn't get to read much of it so I got that the OP was just not thinking the seatbelt would work.



wymama610
by Gold Member on Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:35 PM

They must have figured LATCH was the 'it' thing or something? I get that it's much safer, and I love that my seats all connect directly to the frame now. But a seatbelt is fine too........ Plus I don't think LATCH was prominent until around 2000....... So we are finally at the point where pretty much every car will have it. 

Quoting kristiansmommy1: Evenflo. It was a pain if you were going in anyone else's car so I had to get a second one. The evenflo these days have the slots, I just got one for this baby and I made sure it did
Quoting wymama610:

What is that? (Brand)

I just looked at the Chicco I used for a couple months with my youngest and it has slots for a seatbelt. The base was super easy to install so I just used it. 

Quoting kristiansmommy1:

Mobile Photo

You needed to use the base back then with it
Quoting wymama610:

I've never seen one that won't use a seatbelt. Especially an infant seat. 

Quoting kristiansmommy1: My 7 year old had an evenflo and it had to use the base, the seat itself didn't have the slot like graco. Is that what you mean?


lenashark
by Ruby Member on Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Seat belts with locking features did not become standard until 1996.

Quoting wymama610:

I must have missed that part. I thought the OP just didn't realize you can use a seat without the base.

The current seatbelt was introduced in the 70's so her car would have to be a dinosaur to not have locking belts. I know when LATCH came out, I had a car with it and didn't know what it was. LOL

Quoting lenashark:

OP specifically said that she just plopped it on the back seat, so it was clear that she was not properly installing it with the seat belt. Latch became required in 2002, but they still had it in many cars before that date, before all cars were made with locking featured seat belts.

Quoting wymama610:

Quoting lenashark:

The OP said that she just placed the car seat on the backseat, that was it, as in she did not properly install it with the seat belt using the locking belt feature, making sure it was parallel to the street, and checking that it can't move more than an inch side to side. Heck, OP might have an older car that does not have the locking feature in which case the base would be needed. Also, latch is statistically more likely to be safer, not because it is safer in itself, but because since the base is already attached there is less likely to be an error when you put the car seat in.

How would that work? If the car was that old it wouldn't have LATCH hooks either. If the lady wasn't buckling it in at all, that's a whole other issue. I didn't get to read much of it so I got that the OP was just not thinking the seatbelt would work.



rfhsure
by beast mode on Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM
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Haha! The exact same reactions too!

Quoting wymama610:

We are seat twins :)

i only used the Chicco a couple months, baby hated it. She would scream the whole time she was in the car. :/

the Britax is freakin awesome and we both love it :)

Quoting rfhsure: I had the chicco keyfit infant seat. It has notches in it that allow you to use the seat without the base. I never did though. The manual recommends to always use the base if you have the option. Its a good feature though.

Now I have the Britax marathon 70 and it doesn't have a base at all. You just buckle in the entire seat.

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