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What to Know Before Hitting the Road

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Did you know that 73% of car seats are not used or installed correctly? So before you hit the road on your summer vacation, check your car seat! 

Here’s a quick car seat checklist to help you out.  http://www.safekids.org/checklist/car-seat-checklist-parents-pdf

Want to know which type of car seat is right for your child? Check out this link.

http://www.safercar.gov/parents/CarSeats/Car-Seat-Safety.htm

Need a place to go to make sure your seat is correctly installed? Check out the Safety Stop at Children’s Hospital. They have 4 locations around the area and it’s FREE! http://www.stlouischildrens.org/health-resources/community-education/safety-stop

Are you aware of the Missouri Child Restraint Law? Check out these rules and regulations. http://www.modot.org/safety/newlaws.htm

And for later this year -- Did you know that the average puffy coat adds about 4 inches of slack into the child’s harness straps? Why should you care about 4 inches...? You’d care if you had to put your newborn into size 5 diapers overnight...and your baby always poops overnight! Click here to find out why winter coats and car seats don’t mix! http://thecarseatlady.com/warmandsafe/http://www.today.com/parents/car-seat-alert-could-wearing-winter-coat-endanger-your-child-t61206