But I digress.
According to Maria LaMagna, WSJ, Aug 14, 2013, a proposed amendment to the federal motor vehicles safety standards, would require that a child's carseat be held by a seat belt and top tether, rather than a latch system--if the child and seat total more than 65 pounds.
Latch means lower anchors and tethers.
Ya lost me.
Well, kids are required to be in seats longer--up to 90 pounds in some cases. Are today's seats up to it? Probably not. Or the cars--they need a anchor point under the cushions to attach seats to.
The laws on seats differ by state. New regs may require listing what weight the seats will take.
This is a better safe than sorry effort--no seats have failed at the higher weight.
Use your own judgment, in other words. If your state says until age 3, do it. Until age 8, do it.
Isn't parenting a riot?