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Episode 10 | May 13, 2009

Child Seat Safety, Proper Installation and Seat Recommendations

Is your child safe in his/her car seat? More than 80% of car seats are installed incorrectly. The problem, limitless variety in the way both car seats and vehicle seats are made. Robyn Siminoff, a Child Passenger Safety Instructor educates us about how to properly install infant, convertible and booster seats. When to or not to use the LATCH system, airbags, proper angle, are the straps too tight or not tight enough and the importance of where these straps go. Robyn’s car seat recommendations, what to look for when shopping for a new car seat and is it safe to reuse or purchase a used car seat. Plus, using car seats on public transportation and resources in your area so you can make sure you car seat is installed correctly.

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