When people plan to have a baby, they often think about food, housing accommodations, money, and other things babies require to have a full, healthy life. But they rarely think about car seat safety, or rather think beyond simply installing one. Take a look at Pfeiffer Used’s top car seat safety tips to help make your children safer.
1 – Know the Car Seat’s History
Don’t buy a car seat if you don’t know its full crash history. Any seat that is broken or has been in a crash should be replaced.
2 – Check the Label
Check the label to see if the seat actually appropriate for your child’s age, weight, and height. Also check the expiration date to make sure it is still safe. Most safety seats expire after six years.
3 – Make Sure it is Installed Properly
About 73% of car seats are not installed correctly. If you tug at the base, it should not move more than an inch. If you pinch the strap at your child’s shoulder, there should be no excess webbing. Carefully check the car seat manual twice to ensure the seat is installed properly. You can check online checklists as well.