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Five Common Mistakes Parents Make With Child Safety Seats

With multiple manufactures and five different types of children’s car seats available, properly installing these important safety devices can be a challenge. In fact a survey done by the GM Foundation and Safe Kids USA indicates the problem is significant. The survey indicates that 73% of child safety seats are not being installed properly. Here are five common mistakes parents make when installing their child’s car seat. 1. Not selecting the right car seat. Child seats have a label on them that lets you know it is age, height and weight appropriate. Be sure to check it. 2. Not putting it in the back seat. Children should ride in the rear seat until the age of 13. 3. Having them facing forward too soon. Children should be in a car seat that faces the rear until about 2 years old. When they move into a forward facing seat, double check to insure the top tether ... Read more