Side Impact Protection refers to a system of added protection against injury from collisions on the side of a vehicle.
A Convertible Car Seat has an internal harness system and can be used both rear-facing and forward-facing.
A 5-point harness is a form of safety belt that contains five straps that are mounted to the child restraint frame. Two of the points are at each shoulder, two of the points are at baby's hips, and the final point is where the harness buckles between baby's legs.
LATCH stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children.
The Top Tether Strap is located on the back of your child restraint and has a hook on one end. It is used to secure the child restraint to the vehicle, limiting forward movement in the event of a crash.
The Top Tether Anchor points for the top tether strap are on the rear shelf in cars. In some vehicles, the anchor points could be on the floor, under the seat or even on the ceiling. Check your vehicle manual to determine their location.
The Lower Anchors Strap has two hooks and is located at the base of the child seat. The Lower Anchors are two small bars that can be found in the space where the rear seat back meets the seat cushion. They are required in at least two seating positions in the rear seat of your car. The most common spots are the right and left positions next to the windows. Check your vehicle manual to determine their location.
A Combination Car Seat is a forward-facing only child restraint. It has an internal harness and can be transitioned to a belt positioning booster car seat.
A Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat positions the vehicles seat belt at the proper placement across the childs lap and shoulder.
A Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPS Tech) is a safety advocate who has gone through a training class to become certified to properly install child restraints in vechicles.