CarseatBlog Quick Tip: LATCH and Booster Seats - Update from Our Blog

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Many parents think that lower LATCH connectors will help restrain their boostered children in a crash. The purpose of LATCH on a belt-positioning booster is to secure it to the vehicle so it doesn’t become a projectile in a crash when the child isn’t using it and so it’s more stable for the child when they climb in and out of it. The seat belt is what restrains a child when they use a booster seat. Using LATCH with boosters can be confusing because on harnessed carseats, LATCH has a weight limit for its use. It varies by carseat, because

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