CAR SEAT MISTAKES

TO AVOID

WELCOME!

Before we get started, a little about me (and why you should take my advice)...

I'm a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

I'm dedicated to helping parents keep their kids  safe in the car

WANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR KID IS SAFE IN THE CAR?

MISTAKE #1

SWITCHING TOO SOON

REAR FACING UNTIL AT LEAST 2, IDEALLY 4-5

FORWARD FACING UNTIL AT LEAST 5 & 40 LBS AND MATURE

BOOSTER SEAT UNTIL 10-12 YEARS & PASSES 5-STEP TEST

MISTAKE #2

EXCEEDING LIMITS

-Height -Weight

-Rear facing: 1" of car seat above the head -Forward facing/booster: tops of the ears within seat

MISTAKE #3

STRAPS IN THE WRONG SPOT

Harness straps should be: -Below shoulders rear facing -Above shoulders forward facing

MISTAKE #4

INSTALLING WRONG

-Using seatbelt and LATCH -Exceeding LATCH limit -Wrong belt path ... and many more

MISTAKE #5

IGNORING CAR MANUAL

-LATCH "borrowing" where it's not allowed -Head rest rules for top tether use -Using cargo hooks instead of tether anchors ... and lots of others!

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