The Auto Seat Lady – Top 10 Car Security Recommendation

The Auto Seat Lady– Top 10 Car Security Recommendation Rear-facing is 5 times safer than forward-facing! What about the legs??? It’s both safe AND comfortable for a rear-facing child to sit frog-legged or cross-legged. Surprisingly, forward facing kids get many more leg injuries than rear-facing kids! Convertible seats now have rear-facing weight limits of 35-50 pounds and can accommodate most kids until at least 3 rear-facing.

The tether, a strap that secures the top of the forward-facing child’s car seat to an anchor in the back of the vehicle, will decrease how far the child’s head moves forward in a crash by 6-8 inches!

Tether the seat if you use the seat belt. Tether the seat if you use the lower anchors. Tether EVERY forward-facing car seat.

When someone in back rides without a seat belt, the other people who have buckled up are up to 3 times more likely to die in that same crash because now you have human missiles flying through the car.

The Auto Seat Lady – Top 10 Car Security Recommendation

It’s one thing to leave your diet at home when you go on vacation… it’s another to leave your child’s car seat home. See here for some suggestions for travel-friendly seats. See here for specific suggestions on taking taxis with kids.

With a misuse rate of 90%, car seats are more challenging than most parents realize (studies show the average car seat has 3 mistakes). Go here or here to find someone trained in your area.

It’s not where your hands are, it is where your head is. Talking (hands free or hand-held) increases your risk of being in a crash by 2-4x, texting 8x! Mental distractions are a significant safety issue endangering all of us on the roads – both people in the car with the distracted driver and those sharing the road.

The Auto Seat Lady – Top 10 Car Security Recommendation

 

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