01-03-2012, 08:47 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NW Oregon
Re: A Car Seat Primer
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.
Originally Posted by burgler
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"?
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.
Jacky, CPST and wife to Tim
Mama to my little red heads, Kenzie