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Keeping my children safe is my top priority as a parent. That includes short trips to the store or during long road trips.
It is important to properly restrain your children when in the car. Ayden used to cry during car rides as an infant and I just wanted to hold him. But his safety is so much more important.
Many of us don’t even know all of the safety laws or if our child’s car seats are properly installed.
Here are three tips to help guide you in car seat safety for your child.
- Check the car seat manual. Make sure that you read over the instructions and any extra tips you may find in the car seat’s manufacturer manual. This will help you determine whether or not the seat is positioned correctly according to your child’s age and weight.
- Do the pinch test. I utilize the pinch test to make sure my toddler’s belt straps are where they are supposed to be and are snug against his chest. I have seen them be too loose and too tight. Check out the video below to see how I use the pinch test. Your fingers should easily slide off the belts.
- Schedule a car seat check. If you aren’t sure that you have your seat properly installed, visit cars.com to find a location nearest you to schedule one. Their certified technicians will make sure that your car seat is installed the way it should and you know how to buckle your child correctly.
They also suggest registering your car seat with its manufacturer so you can be made aware of any recalls that may occur.
As a parent, our child’s safety is extremely important and it is our job to do all we can to protect them.