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Carseat question...

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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I was wondering something about carseat safety.  With my daughter being the only carseat, she got the middle spot.  And now that she's in a boosterseat, moving to the side isn't an issue since she's using the car strap as her strap.  Now my question is... with the infant seat.  When I had one in the middle, it would lock and would be very secure.  I don't have a latch system (2000 GrandAm), and the shoulder straps don't lock (you know when you pull all the way and then when it goes back it locks up...)  I don't like the idea of the carseat sliding back there... how on earth do I make it safe?  Is there something I can attach to the straps of the car to lock them?

by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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Mom2Kylie2708
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:36 PM

BUMP!

palemoon21
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:37 PM

There is a "safety latch" that you can put on the saet belt itself. I can't remember the exact name of it. My ex-dh and I had to use that with our first DD back in 2001. It keep the carseat from going anywhere. I'll try and fina link for you....just give me a few moments.  

RutterMama
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:38 PM

You should be able to look at the carseat thread for Consumer Reports in this group - then find the seat that fits your needs - and go to Babies R Us and try it out. They generally will have a bench seat for you to play with the seats and see how they work.

JasonsMom2007
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I would really suggest getting a seat with built in lock offs.  My true fit has them and they are a life saver when your seatbelts don't lock!

Otherwise you have to use the extra clip for your seatbelt.  I forget what's it's called but it looks like an H and keeps the belt from slipping.  They are a PAIN though!

MyKsMaMa
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Excellent! Thanks!!!! I just received my Graco Snugride the other day, and it may have came with one of those... makes me feel much better!!!! I never knew what it was for... :)

Quoting palemoon21:

http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Seat-Belt-Locking-Clip/dp/B000056J8F

http://www.babycenter.com/0_installing-a-car-seat_9458.bc

http://www.carseatsite.com/lockingclips.htm


palemoon21
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Not a problem! :) However, Jasonsmom2007 is right when she says they are a PAIN. lol It's hard to install and I broke a couple nails but once you do get it place there is relaly no need to ever move it again unless you take the entire base out the car. In fact, if you can get your DH to install it...the better! :) Let him break a nail.

Quoting MyKsMaMa:

Excellent! Thanks!!!! I just received my Graco Snugride the other day, and it may have came with one of those... makes me feel much better!!!! I never knew what it was for... :)

Quoting palemoon21:

http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-Seat-Belt-Locking-Clip/dp/B000056J8F

http://www.babycenter.com/0_installing-a-car-seat_9458.bc

http://www.carseatsite.com/lockingclips.htm

 


AnaMaria624
by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I think there is a special tool you can buy. But I have a Toyota Sienna which has the latch and captin seats. I actually hate the infant seats. I feel like every time you pull the infant seat out it makes the base messed up. No matter what car I have owned they never fit tight. Both of my young kids are still rear faced in a Britax and they do not budge! Thats the one thing I dont like about the infant ones.

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