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Car Seat Safety Check, because all Cars Are Not Created Equally
When was the last time you performed a Car Seat Safety Check? Are you like me, just swap a car seat from one vehicle to the next and attach the seat the way you “think” it’s supposed to be? You can admit it, I am admitting it now. I always have somebody else’s kid, because mine are too old for car seats, and I swap the seat from their parents’ car to mine and hook it up the way I “think” it goes. But that’s not right, not only are not all Car Seats created equally…..not all cars are created equally. Therefore, modifications should be made to ensure that you are CORRECTLY, notice the keyword here CORRECTLY hooking up the car seat. Here are some quick Car Seat Safety Checks to do:
- Read the manuals – Yes. for both the car seat and your vehicle. You will be surprised that pretty much every question you have can be answered between the two manuals.
- Make sure your child is in the backseat – Car Seats are not intended for the front seat, make sure you secure your little one securely in the back.
- Check your car seats weight limit – This one is HUGE, again not all Car Seats are created equally, you do not want to strap your 5-pound baby into a seat intended for a 20-pound baby.
- Remove bulky outerwear and blankets – Removing these items ensures that your child is safe and secure in the car seat. If warmth is a concern, place a blanket on top of the child after they are securely buckled in.r
- Always make sure that all buckles are buckled – Whether you are just going around the corner to the store, or on a long distance trip, always make sure all buckles are buckled.
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