Install your Car Seat with UAS/Latch
Cars built after September 2002 have a Universal Anchorage System (UAS/Latch). If your car is older than September 2002, you will use the seat belt.
Please consider the following points so that you can use the UAS/Latch properly and safely:
- Check the car owner’s manual to see how to use the UAS/Latch system in your car. Many cars have the UAS/Latch anchors in the rear seats on the passenger side and driver side. In many cars the UAS/Latch anchors are not in the center seating positions. If you want to use the UAS/Latch system and the center seat in your car, check your car owner’s manual.
- Connect UAS/Latch connectors on the infant car seat base to the UAS/Latch anchors in the car.
- Push down on the infant car seat base. You can also use your knee to push the base into the car. Pull the UAS/Latch belt tight.
- Check to see that the car seat base is tight at the spot that it is anchored to the car. Place your hands on each side of the base, and try to move the car seat base side to side and front to back. The base should not move more than one inch (2.5 cm) side to side or front to back. If the base moves too much, push down on base harder and pull the UAS/Latch belt tighter.
- For the rear-facing car seats, it is okay to have movement at the top of the seat (where your baby’s head is). This is called rebounding and rear-facing car seats are designed to do this, but the car seat base should not move more than one inch (2.5 cm) where it is anchored to the car.
If you are using the UAS/Latch system – do not also use the regular seat belt.