Car seats that are tightly installed can do a good job even without tethers. But, in a severe crash, a tether limits the child's motion (A, B). This lessens the chance of serious head and neck injuries. A booster seat does not need a tether, since the lap-shoulder belt restrains the child.
Do boosters need to be anchored?
LATCH is used for both rear- and forward-facing child safety seats. Most belt-positioning booster seats do not need to be attached to the vehicle so they do not come equipped with LATCH. Any car made after September 2002 must come with LATCH in at least two seating positions.
How do you use a belt positioning booster?
They. Rest on the vehicle seat and the seat belt is buckled over the child.
Does high back booster have to be latched?
Booster seats can be used either by installation via LATCH or by placing the booster on top of the vehicle seat. Most manufacturers leave the choice up to consumers.
Do you strap down a booster seat?
When the booster seat is not being used, secure it with the seat belt so it doesn't fly around the car if you stop suddenly. Use the lap and shoulder seat belt. You no longer need a harness because the child and booster seat are held in place by the adult lap and shoulder belt.
What is the tether strap on the back of the car seat?
It's the strap with a hook hanging on the back, at the top of your child's car seat. When attached and tightened to one of the vehicle's tether anchors, a tether helps keep a forward-facing car seat from tipping forward. Find the tether anchor then attach the hook on the tether strap to it and tighten.