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    Car Seat "Install" Ratings

    New child seat ratings system released is what made news this morning. It's regarding "ease of installation" rating.

    Here is the story:

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...mer&id=5924849

    ETA: This is rating based on how easy it suppose to be to install and not the actual rating of car seat themselves.
    Last edited by veggiegirl228; 01-31-2008 at 10:21 AM. Reason: typo
    Jennifer, SAHM to DD, 9.9 yrs old, 4'7", 73 lbs. Current ride is Safety 1st Incognito

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    Re: Car Seat Safety Ratings

    These are NOT safety ratings. They are ONLY for "ease of use".
    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
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    Re: Car Seat "Install" Ratings

    Thanks, I changed it to avoid confusion.
    Jennifer, SAHM to DD, 9.9 yrs old, 4'7", 73 lbs. Current ride is Safety 1st Incognito

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    Re: Car Seat "Install" Ratings

    Rebekah Branch, CPST from May 2005 until June 2011
    Mom to CJ (7/96, seatbelt), Gregory (4/98, seatbelt), & Joyjoy (10/03, misc. booster seats)
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    Re: Car Seat "Install" Ratings

    I see the reasoning behind this, that it is supposed to make it easier for people to choose the best seats. However, I noticed that many of the seats that are recommended on this board and that can be used the longest are not rated high on ease of install/use.

    I mean following this, people may buy the 5-star seats that only harness to 40 pounds, and think they are getting the "best" one. Personally I would rather have a seat I can use the longest and keep my child safest in, rather than one that is the easiest.
    6.25 yo, 42 lbs., 42 in., Britax Regent (Marina) and Graco Nautilus (Bravo)

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    Re: Car Seat "Install" Ratings

    There's an ongoing thread discussing the install ratings system and its flaws over in our News/media forum at http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?p=329522
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