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    car seat question...

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    is it safer to put the car seat on a side vs the middle of the back seat?

    i have 4 car seat anchors two on each side but can i take the two from each side closest to the middle and use those and put her in the middle?

    is that allowed?


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    for example mine are just like this. can i use the two closest to the middle... or are they too far apart?



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    From what I've read, middle is preferable, but most car manufacturers don't install the LATCH system in the middle seat because they suck.

    My guess is that it's probably not a good idea to use half the latch thing from each side, but I don't know for sure. You're probably better off using the seatbelt if you want to put the seat in the middle.
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    Although if the distance between them is the same as it is on each side (does that make sense? ) you might be ok.

    Probably one of those "call a safety seat technician" kinda questions
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    i was planning on using the seatbelt and the anchors... i'm weird like that


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    It's only ok if your vehicle's manual says specifically that it's ok. The Latch anchors are supposed to be a certain number of inches apart. You CAN use the center seat belt to install the seat instead though, if you want to, assuming it's a kind of belt that your carseat manual says works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loving View Post
    It's only ok if your vehicle's manual says specifically that it's ok. The Latch anchors are supposed to be a certain number of inches apart. You CAN use the center seat belt to install the seat instead though, if you want to, assuming it's a kind of belt that your carseat manual says works.
    what if i use both? can i latch the seat down on the anchors and use the middle seat belt for extra protection?


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    You're only supposed to use one or the other, not both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriah View Post
    what if i use both? can i latch the seat down on the anchors and use the middle seat belt for extra protection?
    No. You are supposed to use one or the other, not both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miriah View Post
    what if i use both? can i latch the seat down on the anchors and use the middle seat belt for extra protection?
    You're really supposed to use whichever one gives the best fit. Using both can hinder the proper function of the seat. Here's some good info on why it's better to install according to the instructions: Can I Use LATCH and a Seat Belt to Install a Car Seat?
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