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How To Properly Install A Child's Car Seat

2:55 PM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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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
http://www.buckleupnc.org/

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
http://www.iihs.org/research/topics/child_restraints/default.html

Safe Kids USA
http://www.usa.safekids.org/our-work/programs/buckle-up/child-passenger-safety.html

Mayo Clinic: Avoid These Common Car Seat Mistakes
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/car-seat-safety/MY00824

Cafe Mom: 6 Car Seat Mistakes Parents Don't Realize They're Making
http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/115585/6_Car_Seat_Mistakes_Parents

Safe Guilford
http://www.safeguilford.org/

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

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