Car seat safety is of highest importance when you travel with your infant or kid in your car. Avoid these 5 common mistakes while installing and using car seats.

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While traveling with your kids in a car, it’s important you secure them properly in a car seat. There are plenty of car seats available now in India. Buying car seats are not enough, installing them properly is as important for safety. Installing car seats are easy – make sure you read the manual that comes along with the product, properly. Take care of car seat safety and avoid these common mistakes while installing it

Car Seat Safety: Avoid 5 common mistakes while installing Car Seat

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Not choosing the correct Car Seat

There are various kinds of car seats available in the market and you should get one depending on baby’s age. An infant car seat is a rear-facing reclining seat which a child can use since birth till he’s a year old. Some seats are convertible – they can be turned and used as regular car seat once your child is in the toddler phase. Get a convertible or 3-in1 seat so that you can use that for longer.

Installing the car seat at front seat

The correct place for a baby’s car seat in the rear seat. Never place the car seat in the front seat next to the driver’s seat. The rear seat is away from the active airbags. An active airbag that inflates during a car crash can seriously injure a child’s head. The best place is the center of the rear seat away from both the doors and windows.

Not fixing the car seat with seat belts

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Car seats are not mere seats for your kids, they are built with the purpose of providing safety and protection while they travel in a car. Fix the seat with the seat belts in the car’s rear seat. Cars.com talks about the Latch System while installing car seats.

Reclining child at incorrect angle

For infants, a rear-facing position is best. Recline the car seat according to the instructions in the manual. Babies must travel in a semi-reclined position to keep their airways open all the time. Some car seats come with indicators that help in adjusting the angle. The Graco car seat that I use for my child, comes with such an indicator.

Not taking off heavy outer clothing while placing baby

The sturdy harness of the car seat secures the baby in the seat properly. Many parents don’t remove the heavy outer clothing of a baby before placing them on the seat. These heavy other clothing like blanket wraps, heavy jackets prevent the harness from being snuggly fitting on the baby.

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17 Comments on Car Seat Safety: Avoid these 5 common mistakes while installing baby car seat

  1. Alpana Deo
    February 1, 2018 at 2:37 am (5 months ago)

    Very useful tips Tina. Car Seat is for our child’s safety and if we overlook these points, then we are no where helping our own child. We have convertible car seat and yes, it was a one time buy.

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  2. Zainab
    February 1, 2018 at 11:50 pm (5 months ago)

    Those are really some useful and practical tips. We often forget about the basics and this might hinder overall safety!

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  3. Dipika Singh
    February 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (5 months ago)

    Car seat safety is as important a measure as any other part of it. Alignment dysfunctions can bring bad backaches or pains and also injury. Very well covered post Tina.
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  4. Neha Gupta
    February 2, 2018 at 9:25 pm (5 months ago)

    Useful tips for new mothers who would be looking out to buy car seat.

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  5. Amrita Basu (Misra)
    February 3, 2018 at 12:39 am (5 months ago)

    Car seat for baby is very important if you want to be careful while drivinh with kuds.very useful

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  6. Nameesh
    February 3, 2018 at 11:46 am (5 months ago)

    These are some wonderful thoughts that nuclear family with kids need. I personally have this in my car and find it very useful & keeps my kid safe 🙂

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  7. Dr Bushra
    February 3, 2018 at 12:41 pm (5 months ago)

    These tips would definitely make car seat installation easy and makes. And this becomes must have accessory’s while traveling with kids

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  8. Dr. Pooja Kapoor
    February 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm (5 months ago)

    Very useful tips Tina. Sadly, we didn’t buy one for our baby. And now I feel it’s too late as she is used to sitting on our laps.but yeah, this is one advice I always give to any moms to be near me. Car seats are a must buy.

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  9. Neha
    February 3, 2018 at 3:17 pm (5 months ago)

    Car seats are not compulsory in India, hence not many parents research much about it before buying! I like the detailed.post that will be helpful for.new parents.
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  10. Geethica Mehra
    February 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm (5 months ago)

    This is the real important topic for all new moms. Reclining the baby at a wrong angle may irritate the child. And also strapping the baby seat with the seat belt of the car is crucial.
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  11. Nayantara
    February 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm (5 months ago)

    This is such an important aspect which sadly many people in india tend to ignore. Car seats and their correct usage – the awareness of this needs to be more widespread. Im going to share this post.
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  12. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan
    February 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm (5 months ago)

    Having a car seat is important when travelling with kids. Important to set it up at the back seat and use seatbelts all the time when the child is in the car seat.

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  13. Rohini
    February 5, 2018 at 9:06 am (4 months ago)

    I’m definitely a person who believes in using a car seat for my little ones. However many cat seat manufacturers fail to put appropriate instructions on how to fix a car seat.I see many families riding with their young ones in the front passenger seat which is so scary.This is indeed an important post and I hope many get to read it.
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