Using LATCH with the Nautilus™ 3-in-1 Car Seat
If you're in the market for a child car seat you've probably being hearing a lot about something called LATCH. But what is it? Well, LATCH stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children" and is a system for installing a child car seat in an automobile. Defined by the United States Federal Motor Vehicles Safety Standards, LATCH is designed to make installing a child's car seat easier.
So...what exactly is it?
Like the name says, LATCH uses anchors and tethers to hold a child car seat firmly in place. It replaces the traditional "seatbelt" method of securing your child car seat with a new system that keeps the child car seat firmly in place when installed properly.
LATCH anchors are standard on all Model Year 2003 automobiles and later, but may be available on earlier models. You can tell if your automobile is LATCH-equipped by checking your automobile's owner guide.