How to install a convertible car seat: Forward-facing

How to install a convertible car seat: Forward-facing

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Children are ready for forward-facing car seats after they outgrow the size or weight limit of their rear-facing seat. California Highway Patrol officer Patrick Roth will show you how to properly install a convertible car seat in the forward-facing position and how to safely buckle your child into the seat.

Once you've chosen the right car seat for your family and installed it in your vehicle, have your installation inspected by a certified child passenger safety technician. Find an inspection station in your area.

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I'm Officer Patrick Roth of the California Highway Patrol, and today we're going to learn how to install a convertible car seat. Now this convertible seat is in a rear-facing mode. We want to change it to forward-facing, and there is a mechanism on this seat that does that. We open these like this and like this. That changes the angle into a forward-facing mode. We also want to change the seatbelt path. These harness straps need to come from at or above the shoulders. And this bar right here is an extra reinforcement for that.

We have two options of installing seats. We can use LATCH, which stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children," or we have the seatbelt. LATCH has weight limits. You'll need to check your owner's manual and your car seat manual to see what those limits are. Typically, it's around 65 pounds, which includes the seat and the child. For this seat, we're going to put it in with the seatbelt.

So we'll take the seatbelt and we're going to put it in the forward-facing belt path, which is indicated right here. Run the seatbelt through and grab it from the other side and pull it through. Once it's through, buckle it.

In order to get a tight fit, we have to lock this seat in. The way to do it in this vehicle is to use the retractor on the seatbelt. This retractor is called the switchable retractor. When you pull the seatbelt all the way out, it switches to a locking mode. So when we retract it, we can lock this seat in. Now we'll go to the other side, and push down here and pull tight. Now we'll feed this into the retractor and then check for tightness. One inch or less at that belt path.

Now that we have a tight fit on the bottom, we're going to attach the top tether strap. It's a hook just like LATCH. We'll take the tether strap and attach it to the anchor indicated by this symbol right there. Hook it in there like that. Take this strap and pull tight.

The shoulder straps on a forward-facing seat come from at or above the shoulders. Same as rear-facing, we will buckle the retainer clip. The buckle mechanism down here gets buckled the same way as rear-facing. Then pull the strap to tighten, and check the webbing for pinch test. If you can pinch the webbing like I am, it's still too loose. So we'll pull this strap a little bit tighter and check it again. That's a good, tight fit. Then we'll take the retainer clip up at armpit level just like rear-facing.

There are resources in every state where you can swing by and have your seat checked. It never hurts to have a second pair of eyes, right Leon?



Watch the video: Maxi-Cosi Pria 3-in-1 Installation 4. Forward Facing w Lower Anchor + Tether (May 2022).


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