How To Properly Install A Child's Car Seat

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Installing a child safety seat sounds simple, but a lot of parents don't do it right.

WFMY News 2 partnered with multiple safety organizations to host a free child safety seat installation/check on Wednesday.

But, if you missed the chance to stop by, watch the video attached to this article or check out the links below.

Four out of five parents do not install their child's safety seat properly. Some of the most common mistakes include: Not securing the base of the car seat properly to the car, not having the safety straps tight enough and using the wrong and/or expired safety seat.

Safety seats do have expiration dates, which is one reason why experts suggest parents do not purchase a used seat.

Buckle-Up NC

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Safe Kids USA

Mayo Clinic: Avoid These Common Car Seat Mistakes

Cafe Mom: 6 Car Seat Mistakes Parents Don't Realize They're Making

Safe Guilford

Note: This video was originally created during the June 13, 2012 Kids Safety Check Day at WFMY News 2.

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