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Where to clip for child seat

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 647chang, Mar 21, 2015.

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  1. 647chang

    647chang Member

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    I have a 2 year old and when I went to install the child seat (2nd row) I notice there isn't a clip for the top porrtion. I went ahead and attach the bottom sides, but couldn't a place were I could hook into for the top of the child seat.
     
  2. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Voltage makes me tingle.

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    If you're referring to the upper LATCH attachment, you feed the strap over the top of the seat (straddle the headrest). On the back of the seat, about halfway down, there is a small slit in the fabric. The hook is found under this slit.
     
  3. 647chang

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    Found it. It was hidden very well
     
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    Just an FYI about keeping them rear-facing, you may want to consider it. They used to say "Rear for a year", now it's as long as possible because it's infinitely safer for them. Mine is approaching 4 yrs old and still rear facing and has never complained. Some guides are recommending through age five. Something to think about.
     
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    Agreed, I did a ton of research on this and the longer the better. I believe in Europe they require rear facing until age 3 (not positive) and they have much better child safety statistics in car crashes as a result. Mine was rear facing until almost 3, and I eventually lost out to peer pressure (or spousal pressure...).
     
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    A good video of child seats in 2nd and 3rd row of Model X
     
  7. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    Definitely go rear facing for as long as possible. I drive every day in a rear facing seat. At age 30 you can switch to a booster. Seriously though, to each his own. I spin those suckers around forward as soon as they don't seem like squishy babies anymore (around 1.5 years). I can't stand rear facing seats.

    More on topic, on my test drive of a Model S, I didn't think there was a 3rd LATCH point. Then I researched it, found out there was one, went back out to my test drive car, and STILL COULDN'T FIND IT! It's hidden well. A little too well. They should tailor a hem on it so it's easier to find, but still stylish.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on where the back latch was hidden.
     

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