Friday, November 13, 2009

Most Common Safety Seat Mistakes

What are the most common child safety seat installation mistakes?*

  • Not using the right child safety seats for a child's size and age;
  • Not placing the child safety seat in the correct direction;
  • Incorrect installation of the child safety seat in relation to the vehicle's air bags;
  • Incorrect installation and tightness of the child safety seat to the vehicle seat;
  • Not securing/tightening the child safety seat's harness and crotch straps;
  • Improper use of locking clips for certain vehicle safety belts;
  • Not making sure the vehicle's seat belts fit properly across the child when using a booster seat; and
  • Using a defective or broken child safety seat.

*Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

A few great resoures for more safety tips: they'll also tell you where you can get your car seat safely installed for FREE.

The Car Seat Lady has a lot of great information.

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