Yeah, remember that post I wrote about all the carseat rules we learned?? I thought I was on top of it with the carseat. Between reading the installation instructions for the seat (actually I should say seats because there have been three), debating seatbelt vs. latch, and just trying to get the damned thing in there snugly, I apparently failed to read my car’s manual thoroughly.
Last week when I needed to reinstall Jack’s carseat after it had been moved to another car, it occured to me that the LATCH anchors were spaced a bit far apart for center seat installation. I double-checked my car manual to be safe and, indeed, I found that we had the freaking carseat installed in our car incorrectly for the past TWO YEARS. Yeah, all this time I was thinking my car rocked because I could install the seat in the middle with the LATCH (unlike many other vehicles) but, alas, that is not the case. Oops.
Since I was pressed for time, I just moved the carseat to properly use the outer LATCH anchors rather than trying to figure out installation using the seatbelt to keep the seat in the middle. It’s not in the preferred position, but it’s in the secure position, so I’ll leave it for now.
Damned complicated carseats and cars and lack of standardized installation!!!