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Old 01-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #42
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Re: A Car Seat Primer

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Originally Posted by burgler View Post
Two questions from the original post:

1) What are "Lock-offs"?

2) What is "Tethering", which is also noted is served by an "anti-rebound bar"?

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Lock offs take the place of a locking clip(the H-shaped metal clip used to lock seatbelts). Not many seats have them, but they are very convenient when they do. Most vehicles have locking seatbelts, so lockoffs or a locking clip are not usually needed.

Tethers are on the top of the back of the car seat. All seats have them for forward facing use. They are just a strap that you hook onto the anchor in your vehicle. A few seats, like the Radian, all Britax convertibles and the Combi Coccoro allow tethering while rearfacing. The First Years True Fit Premiere uses an anti-rebound bar, which is a square of plastic attached to the foot area of the car seat and keeps the seat from rebounding into the back of the seat of the car.
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