Does anyone actually find installing a car seat easy? Over my 7.5 years of being a parent (and as a blogger for 6 years), I’ve wrestled with more than my fair share… But what if it could be easier? Britax, a company that I’ve worked with and respect deeply, because of their commitment to child safety, has just come out with ClickTight and it’s going to change things.
Basically, you squeeze open the seat of the car seat – right where your child’s lower back would be, thread the seatbelt (yes, the seatbelt) over the armrest and under the seat opening. Connect the seatbelt and remove the slack. Push the opening closed. If it clicks, it’s been installed securely. And the seat.will.not.move — the installation is perfect!
Right now it’s available in Britax’s Frontier 90 and Pinnacle 90 — which are FORWARD FACING SEATS. Both are 5 point harness booster seats that will convert to a seatbelt booster. You can use these seats forward facing when your child turns 2 (if they meet the height and weight requirements), up to when they age out of a car seat.
Check out their video.
One of the biggest reasons why this is important is because LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) have weight limits – so using a seatbelt will let you use your car seat longer with your child, as they grow. Also, even with LATCH, I always end up wrestling to get the tethers into the seat tightly – the ClickTight took seconds to install and it was a perfect installation. Which is great for parents like me, who would always have to ask a friend to install it (back in 2006 and 2007 my neighbor Stephanie installed ALL my car seats).
Thank you to Britax for inviting me to see the new ClickTight System.