Extended Rear-Facing

Extended Rear-Facing What is extended rear-facing?: Extended rear-facing simply means to keep a child in the rear-facing position after the child reaches 1 year and 20 lbs. One year and 20 lbs is the minimum requirement for turning a child to the forward-facing position. This means that the child must meet BOTH requirements before being … Read more

The Different Types of Carseats

The Types of Carseats Infant Seats: An infant seat is a seat that is used only in the rear-facing position. They are for use by an infant up to 20 or 22 lbs, depending on the seat. An infant seat comes in two versions – a 3 pt. harness or a 5 pt. harness ( … Read more

Locking clips, Retractors, and Latchplates

If your carseat is installed properly, it should not move more than 1″ in either direction when tugged at the belt-path. In order to achieve this tight fit, your carseat must be locked in by the seat-belt system. Most vehicle seat-belt systems manufactured after 1996 have some sort of locking mechanism as required by the … Read more

Guide to Correct Harness Use

Harness Use Infant Seats: The harness straps must be threaded through the slots at or below the child’s shoulders. Adjust the harness straps so they are snug against the child (i.e. – you can only fit one finger between straps and child’s collar bone.) If the harness is a 3pt. system, it should form the … Read more

Are You Riding Safe in the Car?

Are you safe? Seatbelts: The number one gift you can give your children is to wear your seat belt and to wear it correctly (low and tight over the hips and across the middle of your shoulder).  Seat belts prevent ejection from the vehicle. If you are ejected in a crash, you are 4 times … Read more