But we all got some help when latches were put in to cars -- a requirement since 2002.
They make it easy to snap the seats in tightly.
But new ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show the latches in only 3 vehicles out of more than 100 tested were easy to use.
They were the BMW 5 Series, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and the Volkswagen Passat.
Click here to see the full list: http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr/statusreport/article/50/5/1