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Surprising cause of infant deaths: Car seats used for naps when not in car

They're a safety device in a vehicle — but not when they're not

They're a safety device in a vehicle — but not when they're not.

Ownership
Infant car seats, child booster seats: Here are 9 of our favorites

There are lots of choices, but here are a few we love

We've included our favorite infant seats, convertible seats and booster seats.

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IIHS says most LATCH systems are too difficult to use [w/video]

If you've ever tried installing an infant car seat in say, a Jaguar XKR, you understand that just because a car has LATCH anchors doesn't mean your car seat is going to fit. Those anchors are supposed to make child restraint installation a breeze, but according to a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Jeff Sabatini

Followup: NHTSA to allow vehicle-specific child seats after all?

Last week Volvo announced a range of car seats designed with Britax specifically for Volvo cars. The same announcement also stated the seats wouldn't be for sale in the U.S. because NHTSA doesn't allow the sale of car seats only meant for specific cars. In our reader poll of your opinion, more than 80% of you declared the feds universal child seat mandate wrong.

REPORT: Federal laws keeping Volvo from offering safer child seats [w/POLL]

The safety-conscious folks over at Volvo have been hard at work with child seat maker Britax-Romer on developing a range of next-generation infant, child, and booster seats. And while the seats are going on sale elsewhere in the world, they apparently face an obstacle in the US: the National Higway Traffic Safety Administration. How's that? According to Inside Line, NHTSA mandates that every child seat must fit in every car, but the Volvo-branded seats have been developed to be Volvo-specific it