CAR SEAT MISTAKES
WANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR KID IS SAFE IN THE CAR?
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
-Rear facing: 1" of car seat above the head -Forward facing/booster: tops of the ears within seat
STRAPS IN THE WRONG SPOT
Harness straps should be: -Below shoulders rear facing -Above shoulders forward facing
-Using seatbelt and LATCH -Exceeding LATCH limit -Wrong belt path ... and many more
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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