Why You Should Top Tether Car Seats

How to significantly reduce the forward movement of a child in a crash.

If you are new to using forward-facing car seats, you may be wondering why you should top tether child car seats or even how to tether a car seat.

According to ClekInc.com, the top tether on a forward-facing car seat reduces how far forward a child’s head can go in the event of a crash.

Even Consumer Reports’ own car-seat crash testing shows that top-tether use can significantly reduce the forward movement of a child in a frontal crash, thereby reducing a child’s risk for injury, especially to the head.

If you have questions about how to tether car seats to your specific car, refer to your vehicle manual to discover where to locate the top tether anchors in your vehicle.

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You’ll also want to check the ‘Child Restraint Section’ of your vehicle's manual for information about your car as it relates to installing your child’s car seat.

Sami Cone

Sami Cone

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Sami Cone is the best-selling author of "Raising Uncommon Kids", is known as the "Frugal Mom" on Nashville's top-rated talk show "Talk of the Town" and educates over a million listeners every day on her nationally syndicated "Family Money Minute". She is proud to call Nashville home with her husband, Rick, and their two teenage children.

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