How to Protect Your Kids from the Death of a Car Seat
A child’s safety is paramount when they’re riding in a car seat.
But car seats can also cause a child to lose control, which can be a serious issue.
Here are seven ways to protect your kids from the death of a car safety seat.1.
Make sure the car seat is attached to the seat belt.
If you’re riding with a child in a seat with a removable belt, you can safely attach the seat back to the car’s seat belt using the carseat extension cable.
The car seat extension cable has a small hook that holds it securely on the seatbelt buckle, while the cable can also be secured to a seat belt holder.
This way, you don’t need to remove the seat, but can attach the extension cable to the belt and tighten it until it’s secure.2.
Use the car safety belt and seat belt extension cable separately.
If your child’s car seat has two straps that can’t be separated from each other, they should also be separated.
Use both the car seats extension cable and the car belt to secure the carbelt straps.
You can then tighten the straps to keep them secured to the belts.3.
Make your child comfortable and secure.
It’s best to attach the car seating belt to a child’s lap, rather than using a belt.
If you attach the belt to the lap, you’ll want to make sure the child can use the car as a stand up vehicle.
It may not be safe to put the car into reverse to sit, for example, or it could get stuck in a parking lot.4.
Use a carseat belt or child seat extension cord to secure your child to the child seat.
This is especially important when a child is in a child seat that has a removable attachment to the harness, like a carabiner.
Use one end of the cord to hold the child on the harness and secure the other end to the safety belt.
Use caution when attaching the cord in the lap.5.
Be sure the cord is tight.
Be careful to attach it securely to the restraint harness and keep it on the child’s body at all times.
If the child is unable to use the harness to keep the car safe, they could also damage the seat.6.
Make it easy to remove and replace.
It can be easy to forget to remove or replace a carsafety belt or seatbelt extension cord, so it’s best if you can make it easy for the child to pull out and replace the harness cord at any time.7.
Protect your child from heat.
A child in the car with a car restraint that is not secured to its seat belt can cause serious burns to the lower extremities.
To protect your child, it’s important to make the car available to cool off the child and to heat it.
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