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Practice

Don't be afraid to install your own carseat. If you visit a certified child passenger safety technician, have that person teach you how to install the seat so you are comfortable installing it yourself.

Installation Videos

Please use these videos as an aid for installing your own carseat. These videos are not meant to replace your vehicle owner's manual or your carseat manual. They are to show technique. If you have trouble viewing these videos here, they are also available on YouTube.com. Always have your installation and use of the carseat checked by a certified child passenger safety technician.

Rear-Facing Videos

Forward-Facing Videos

Husky/Regent Videos

Carseat Basics Video

Other Videos on the Web

Public Service Announcement


Rear-Facing Videos

These videos show installs for a newborn or young baby. An older infant may appreciate a more upright installation. You can achieve that by removing one or more noodles or towels if you use them.

Rear-Facing Infant Seat with LATCH

Installation of a rear-facing infant carseat using LATCH at a 45º angle suitable for a newborn or young baby.

Rear-Facing Infant Seat with LATCH and Noodles

Installation of a rear-facing infant carseat using LATCH and noodles at a 45º angle suitable for a newborn or young baby. The noodles are used instead of the infant seat base's extendable foot.

Rear-Facing Infant Seat with Seat Belt and Locking Clip

Installation of a rear-facing infant carseat using the vehicle seat belt and locking clip at a 45º angle suitable for a newborn or young baby.

Rear-Facing Infant Seat without Base

Installation of a rear-facing infant carseat without the base using the vehicle seat belt. This is a useful technique to know if you plan to travel in airplanes, use taxis, or won't have a base available to install.

Rear-Facing with LATCH

Installation of a rear-facing convertible carseat using LATCH at a 45º angle suitable for a newborn or young baby.

Rear-Facing with Seat Belt and Locking Clip

Installation of a rear-facing convertible carseat using the vehicle seat belt and locking clip at a 45º angle suitable for a newborn or young baby.

Installing a Rear-Facing Tether Connector Strap (D-Ring)

Installation of a tether connector strap, aka the D-ring, for use with a rear-facing tether on a Britax, Diono (Sunshine Kids), or Combi Coccoro convertible carseat.

Rear-Facing Britax Marathon Classic with Tether

Installation of a rear-facing Britax Classic Marathon carseat with rear-facing tether at a 45º angle suitable for a newborn or young baby.

Rear-Facing Britax Marathon Classic Convertible with LATCH
and Tether

Installation of a rear-facing Britax Marathon Classic convertible carseat using lower LATCH anchors with rear-facing tether at a 45º angle suitable for a newborn or young baby.

Switching the LATCH Connectors on a Britax Marathon or Boulevard

Switching the LATCH connectors on a previous generation Britax Marathon or Boulevard convertible carseat from one side to the other for rear-facing to forward-facing (or vice versa) use.

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Forward-Facing Videos

These videos show installation of a forward-facing convertible seat with a fold-down foot used for forward-facing. Not all convertibles have this foot—read your owner's manual for installation instructions.

Forward-Facing with LATCH

Forward-Facing Britax Marathon Classic with LATCH

Forward-Facing with Seat Belt

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Britax Husky/Regent

Because of the different configurations with belt paths and the recline bar, please read the manual carefully before installing your Husky or Regent in your vehicle.

Beginning June 18, 2007, Britax changed the way the Regent
(DOM 11/10/05-current) is to be installed. Because of a change in manufacturing, they found that the new installation instructions provide optimal crash protection. The recline bar must be used in all installations, the long belt path is used for children under 40 lbs. and the short belt path is used for children over 40 lbs.

How is the Husky different than the Regent?


Britax Regent Installed with Seat Belt Using Long Belt Path

Installation of a Britax Regent using a lap/shoulder belt and the long belt path for a child weighing 22-40 lbs.

Britax Regent Installed with Seat Belt Using Short Belt Path

Installation of a Britax Regent using a lap/shoulder belt and the short belt path for a child weighing 40-80 lbs.

Britax Regent Installed with LATCH Using the Short Belt Path

Installation of a Britax Regent with LATCH using the short belt path for a child weighing 40-80 lbs. Please note that vehicles have LATCH anchor weight limits; consult your vehicle owner's manual or manufacturer for details on anchor weight limits.

Britax Regent Installed with LATCH Using the Long Belt Path

Installation of a Britax Regent with LATCH using the long belt path for a child weighing 22-40 lbs.

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Carseat Basics Video

Changing Harness Strap Height

This video demonstrates how to change the harness slot height for a carseat with a 5-point harness with a front pull adjuster.

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Public Service Announcement

Heat Kills Kids in Cars

Leaving a child in the back seat of a car on a warm day is like roasting a chicken. Why would you roast your child?

Other Videos on the Web

CarseatBlog.com has installation videos and product demonstration videos on its YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/CarseatBlog.