A new rule set to take effect in early 2014 will change the way your strap you child into their safety seat.
Parents of children ages 3 and up and still in a safety seats should not use a federally required attachment system, according to USA TODAY. This child-seat system is known as LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children). If a child and their car seat have a combined weight over 65 pounds, lower anchors should not be used.
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This has been a requirement since 2001, but now child-safety advocates are saying the system doesn’t guarantee the safety of heavier kids. LATCH is now looking into the minimum strength requirements and whether it needs to be increased or not.
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