Too Loose: Once installed, when tugged at the belt path, the car seat shouldn’t move more than an inch front to back and side to side.
Too Low: Chest clip needs to be at armpit level, not low over the belly.
Too Old: Car seats expire – check you seat for an expiration date (this info is found on the product label on the seat). Each company varies with expiration dates, but a general rule of thumb is 6 years, unless otherwise stated by the car seat manufacturer.
Too Soon: Best practice is to keep children rear-facing until at least 2 years old or when they reach the weight limit of their car seat. We know children are 5 times safer facing the back of the car. Let’s keep them this way!
Too Much: No bulky clothing! In a crash, bulky clothing (winter jackets, etc.) can compress, causing your child to no longer be harnessed tightly and move too much upon impact.
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