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    LATCH question

    So Enna is now 41 lbs and in an MA (though I may move her soon as she's pretty tall). I have looked through my car owners manual (Toyota Sequoia) and the MA manual and I can't find anything on LATCH limits. Please help!
    I love the MA install with latch but I'm not totally satisfied with the seat belt one, it has a tiny bit of movement.

    Any thoughts? Can I do it with latch still? Does anyone have a definitive answer?

    Thanks so much!
    Morgan
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    Re: LATCH question

    Toyota states to follow the carseat manufacturer's limit for LATCH installations. Not sure if it varies for a Canadian Britax seat or not, but U.S. certified Britax models manufactured since approx. early 2008 state to assume a limit of 40 lbs. (child weight) for lower LATCH anchor installations unless the vehicle manufacturer states a different limit. Earlier U.S. Britax models stated a 48 lb. child weight limit for lower LATCH anchor installations unless the vehicle specified a lower limit.
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    Re: LATCH question

    It's 40 lbs. unless the vehicle manufacturer states otherwise per the Canadian MA 65 manual online at http://www.britax.ca/uploads/product...-guides/83.pdf Here's the blurb from page 3 of the online .pdf manual:

    Refer to your vehicle owner’s manual or contact the vehicle
    manufacturer for the maximum weight rating for their LUAS.
    Use vehicle seat belt (not LUAS) for installations with children
    who weigh more than the vehicle LUAS limit. Unless specified
    otherwise by the vehicle manufacturer, assume a 18.1 kg (40 lb)
    child is the vehicle LUAS limit.
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    Re: LATCH question

    A tiny bit of movement is totally acceptable. The goal is less than an inch of movement. It sounds to me like your seatbelt install is fine.
    Melissa, CPST and Mom to three

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