How to get your child into the car seat with a baby seat recaro
When it comes to getting kids into car seats, a lot of the advice is based on parents’ expectations.
But there are plenty of parents out there who believe that having a car seat can help them achieve optimal child safety.
Here are five key tips for parents of small children: Don’t worry about what’s on the car seats.
Some parents may believe that the carseat has padding, airbags, or seats that help protect their kids.
These ideas are just as effective, if not more so, when parents are sure that the seat is appropriate for their kids, said Diane Foy, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Parents also may believe they are helping their children’s health when they aren’t.
“I’ve never had a child that was hurt or harmed in a carseat accident,” said Foy.
“There are a lot more things you can do for your child.”
But, Foy said, you also should never put your child in a seat that they may not be able to reach or that they will need to pull off of.
This is especially true for toddlers who need to use the seat.
“If you have a child who is small, the seat should be a good fit for their height and weight,” said Michael Bocchino, a child seat expert and author of The Kids Safety Book.
“But if the child is larger than that, it may not feel good.”
If your child is not ready to take on a car seats seat, take a few minutes to practice and make sure they understand the proper steps before the car is pulled out.
You can also try putting your child’s feet on the seat and holding the seat against their body.
If you are concerned that your child may get injured, make sure you take them to the hospital.
You should also check to make sure the car’s seat belt is properly secured, said Bocchi.
The AAP recommends that parents take their children to the emergency room for a child safety checkup every two years, and they also recommend that parents check their children for pre-existing health conditions.
For more tips on car seat safety, read these: 5 things to know about car seats