Originally Posted by mama2soren
I haven't been keeping up to date on all the changes, but if your van specifically states there's a 40 pound limit for LATCH, I'd follow that no matter what. I know that Sunshine Kids/Diono specified that Super LATCH could be used with vehicles from 2005 and newer. Is that what you're thinking of?
Oh, maybe it was something about the super LATCH. I've been reading so much lately that I can't keep it all straight.
My car manufacturer, Toyota, doesn't set a limit for their LATCH anchors as far as I can tell.
They defer to the child safety seat manufacturer. Britax says not use LATCH with a child over 40 lbs. but my seats are old, made in 2007 and 2008. That may be for the Boulevards, though. Now I'm not sure about the Frontier. I'll have to look that up again.
We can get a really tight install with the LATCH. The problem with the belts appear to be that it gets bunched up in the clip because of the angle of the female part so that the belt won't slide anymore. I think the Frontier is too wide.
Maybe I should just try him in the booster mode. He is 6, after all. That just makes me really nervous. We had our now 9.5 year old in the harness until he was probably 7 or so. The Frontier is also a pain in booster mode because the seat belt is hard to pull through. I still had to buckle my 7-8 year old in because he couldn't pull the belt through the seat.
Would you use the LATCH system to attach the seat to the car if using in booster mode or leave it unattached?