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One of the biggest concerns parents like Dave and I have whenever we travel with our little tykes is car safety. Having a safe car in my honest opinion can definitely help prevent our children from getting hurt in case of an unforeseen accident on the road that we just can't prevent. You have to admit, even if you practice safe driving that doesn't necessarily mean that everybody else does or will, and unfortunately there are also drivers who just choose not to. How about natural disasters like a storm while on the go, it can lead to a dangerous situation in a moving vehicle as well. So anything that can contribute to a safer car for our family's protection while in transit is a must for me.

Has any of you ever done a car seat check? If you haven’t, then you need to! I thought our car seat was installed in our car correctly for years, boy was I ever wrong! Yup, it wasn't. 

Cars.com talks about the Latch System when installing car seats. Latch stands for Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children. Few car manufacturers set the lower anchors out in the open, so finding these small metal bars usually involves digging between the back and bottom seat cushions, called the seat bight, to spot them. In other cases, the cushions are hard to move out of the way, or the anchors are buried too deep between the cushions, nestled too closely against them or placed too close to the seat belts. All of these scenarios make it quite hard to install child-safety seats.

I know that a lot of parents out there want to know that they’re doing everything they can to protect their family, most especially when on the road. A car seat check can help a great deal in ensuring that our children are safe when traveling.

Quick Tips for Parents

Car seats can be quite complicated to figure out and even install, so make sure to read the manual to help you understand your car seat. When you get a new car seat, make sure to read its manual thoroughly to ensure that you are not only using it correctly but also installing it the right way.

Next, register your car seat. This allows the car-seat manufacturer to alert you when there’s a recall of the product, you will know as soon as it is recalled instead of weeks later.

Finally, ask for help! If you are not at all sure whether you’ve installed your child’s car seat properly, schedule a car seat check in your area. And even if you think that you have installed it correctly, get it checked anyway, just to be on the safe side.

*Anne V was compensated to write this article on www.stretchyourpeso.com


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Article published on October 31, 2017

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