Unused seat belt? Buckle it up!

If your child’s seat is installed using lower anchors and the seat belt is within their reach, it poses the risk of strangulation if the child begins to play with it, particularly if your seat belt has a switchable locking retractor. Remember to buckle the seat belt before or after installation (just tuck it between the vehicle seat back and the car seat, don’t thread it in the belt path) and engage the locking mode by slowly pulling the seat belt all the way out.

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Choosing a Convertible Car Seat for a Newborn

So you want to skip the rear facing only seat for a new baby? Makes sense; instead of purchasing a car seat that will only be used for the first year, pick one that will be used for four or five years. Seems smart, right? Sure! However, choosing a convertible for a newborn can be tricky; newborns are teeny little creatures with a unique set of needs, and not all convertibles are created equal when it comes to fitting a brand new Little.

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Rear Facing Only Car Seats in Small Spaces

If you have a small car, you know how difficult it can be to fit a rear facing only car seat in it. We decided to put 25 rear facing only car seats to the test and find which seats take up the least amount of front to back space. Remember that all seats fit differently in different vehicles, so even though you find a seat that takes up less front to back space, that doesn’t mean it will fit correctly in every vehicle. It’s always suggested that you try before you buy.

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