It is a sad moment. My trusty Cosco Triad is finally going to the carseat graveyard. It was returned to me last week by a friend who borrowed it years ago. I had forgotten all about it. Though it served 3 kids very well in its day, at 8 years old it is beyond its useable lifetime, so it is headed to the junk heap. The sentiment reminded me of this video… Back in 1999, I became involved in Child Passenger Safety when I couldn’t get a Century Smartmove to fit in a Saturn SL2 sedan. If an engineer couldn’t do it, who could? (Well, turns out those happened to be among the most difficult carseat and vehicle combinations at the time but I didn’t know that!). It didn’t seem like it should be rocket science, but in some cases it certainly is. There was hope, though- a new system called LATCH was coming. In late 2000, I bought one of the first LATCH carseats on the market, a souped-up Cosco Touriva called the Triad. Despite the cumbersome 2-ring tether adjuster, it installed quite nicely in my 2001 Honda Odyssey, also equipped with LATCH. Less than a year later, I made a webpage (that’s a link to the archived version that appeared in spring/summer 2001) to help other parents learn as much as I did.