Do you know what LATCH is and how it can improve your child's safety in a car? LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children. These are the hooks that attach to the lower anchors or tethers on your car seat. You may be surprised to learn that most cars made after 2002 have these lower anchor/tether attachments, but many people in Mystic, CT don't know about them! In this blog post, we'll cover some of the basics of LATCH so you can make sure your child is as safe as possible while driving.

LATCH Basics

There are two sets of lower anchors in your car. One set is for the outboard seats (the ones next to the door), and the other set is for the middle seat. When you look at them, they'll be labeled "top" or "bottom." The top hooks are designed to attach to a tether on your child's car seat. The bottom ones are designed to attach directly to the base of the car seat, with no tether needed. Your car manual will be able to tell you where these anchors are located in your specific vehicle.

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