Nearly Half of Kids Aren’t Buckled In Correctly – Here’s The Fix – This week, we celebrate National Child Passenger Safety week by sharing information about free car seat checks at the Tuscarawas County Health Department! Find out how to make your appointment right here on Newsymom!
This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week (September 18th-24th), and here at Newsymom, we’re reminding you to correctly install your child’s car or booster seat! Our friends at the Tuscarawas County Health Department offer free car and booster seat checks from nationally certified car seat technicians. There’s no excuse for improper car seat installation. You can make an appointment for your free car or booster seat check by calling (330) 343-5555 x. 153 or 111.
Common Mistakes of Car-Seat Installation
In 2019, an infant (still strapped in the car seat) was ejected from an SUV rollover in Turlock, California. Since the seat wasn’t installed properly, the whole thing was flung from a broken window. Miraculously, the baby survived the accident, despite the vehicle rolling over multiple times near an exit off the highway. However, this incident goes to show even parents make mistakes when it comes to installing their car seat!
Here are the top mistakes parents make when they install a car seat:
Mistake #1: The car seat moves more than an inch in any direction.
Mistake #2: The recline angle is incorrect.
Mistake #3: Using the incorrect belt path (depending on the seat orientation).
Mistake #4: Not using the top-tether for forward-facing seat orientation.
There are tons of resources at your disposal to ensure your littles are safe. Check out the resource links below, or contact the Tuscarawas County Health Department by calling (330) 343-5555 x. 153 or 111 to speak with them about car seat checks!
- How to Avoid Common Car-Seat Installation Mistakes
- How to Install a Rear-Facing Only Infant Car Seat
- Car Seats and Booster Seats
- Is Your Child Buckled In Safely? Time To Check-In on Car Seat Safety!
- Free Car Seats For Qualifying Families: Ohio Buckles Buckeyes Gears Up for Child Safety!
The Tuscarawas County Health Department wants to make sure your littles are the safest they can be as a passenger! Get your free car seat check and more done at the Tuscarawas County Health Department by calling (330) 343-5555 or visiting https://www.tchdnow.org/.
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