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Car Seat Safety
Keeping your child safe during travel in the car is extremely important. While Pediatricians have recommend for years to keep a child rear facing until at least 2 years of age, the law is only just starting to catch up.
You may wonder why remaining rear facing is so important- a child's head is proportionally very large and their neck isn't strong; this leads to serious head and neck injuries in a car accident. When a child is rear facing, their head and neck are fully supported and protected in the event of an accident.
When installed correctly there is less then 1 inch of movement when the car seat is pushed upon. I recommend having your car seat professionally inspected prior to use.
Read your car's owner's manual to ensure you are correctly anchored to the LATCH system.
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