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10 Common Car Seat Mistakes to Avoid

Written by on 6/9/2014 5:45 PM . It has 1 Comments.

June is National Safety Month, and we want to make sure even the smallest member of the family is buckled up the right way. Take some time to learn how to avoid common car seat mistakes with these tips from Mayo Clinic... Car seat safety is crucial for protecting your child during travel, but knowing how to safely install a car seat and buckle up your child as he or she grows can be difficult. Check out 10 common mistakes parents often make when it comes to car seat safety — and how to avoid them. 1. Getting a used car seat without researching its history If you're considering a used car seat for your child, make sure the car seat: Comes with instructions and a label showing the manufacture date and model number Hasn't been recalled Isn't more than 6 years old Has no visible damage or missing parts Has never been in a moderate or severe crash If you don't know the car seat's history, don't use it. 2. Placing the car seat in the wrong spot The safest place for your chil ...

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