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Old 10-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #11
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Re: What does the top tether do?

Originally Posted by monica-m View Post
The debate centers around potential neck loads with a RF tethered seat. I personally (THIS IS MY OPINION just to make that clear) would not RF tether a seat for a newborn. The idea is that the tethered seat would cause greater neck loads that could be too much for a noob. The energy would transfer more to the baby than being absorbed in the the rebounding motion. My 2.5 year old's seat is RF tetherd (Radian) but in a situation where I feel rebound would be a bad idea for a newborn (truck with low seat back and nothing between glass and baby) I would opt for a seat with an anti-rebound bar.
Interesting! Guess if that ever happens I will have some research to do. I'd pretty much settled on a britax seat for in there since it's a tight front to back space. But I hadn't really looked at seats with anti rebound. Hmm... always so much to think about.


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