Health Tip: Safe Use of a Car Seat09/03/13
(HealthDay News) -- You want to do everything possible to ensure
that your infant or toddler is safe, including while traveling in
The SafeKids.org website offers these car-seat safety tips:
- Make sure the seat is properly installed and fits snugly, and
that your child is securely strapped in. The straps and seat itself
should not be loose.
- Read the seat's label to make sure your child fits according to
product's height and weight restrictions.
- Make sure your child is in the appropriate seat facing in the
correct direction. A rear-facing seat is best until the child is at
least 2 years old.
- Don't buy a used car seat unless you are sure it has never been
in a crash. Make sure the product hasn't passed its expiration
- Consult a certified passenger safety technician to be sure your
seat is appropriate for your child and is installed correctly.
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