On a serious note. Sometimes I get sent information that is important and I love to share it with you. Did you know that the NHTSA found out through a study that 3 out of 4 kids are not as secure as they should be in the car because their car seats are not being used correctly? The LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system was developed to help make it easier to correctly install car seats. Both of my children have had car seats with the LATCH system and I really think it helped me. We’ve all had those moments where the car seat is smarted than us and the car seats with the LATCH have been far more easier to use.
What is LATCH? It is a system, required on all car seats and most vehicles manufactured in the U.S. after September 1, 2002. It was developed to make it easier to correctly install car seats without seat belts. The car seats have lower attachments which fasten into anchors in the backseat of the vehicle where the cushions meet. An upper strap or tether on the car seat attaches to an upper attachment point in the vehicle.
So if you have time why not go to the LATCH website just to make sure your car seat is properly installed. It will take only a few minutes, but those few minutes might help save your child’s life.