Most Parents Don't Know What The Top Tether Is
@bucklemebabycoats Fun fact: without the top tether forward facing car seats will tip in a crash 😳 64% of parents DON'T use top tether even though top tether use reduces risk of injury and death significantly. #learnontiktok #edutok #momlife #babysafety ♬ original sound - Stan :)
Using the top tether with forward facing car seats is one of the easiest things a parent can do to keep their child safe in a crash.
Even so tether use is often less than 50%, and in some types of vehicles it’s as low as 17.2% 😯.
What is a Tether?
Why the Top Tether is Important
A top tether keeps the top of the car seat back an additional four to six inches during a crash which means the child are less likely to hit the back of the seat in front of them, or a center console.
(If a child’s head hits the back of the seat in front of them during a crash they are more likely to suffer head and neck injuries and these injuries can be very severe or fatal.