Once you’ve gotten the right car seat for your child, you might think that your work keeping your kid safe in the car is done. However, getting a child safety seat is just the beginning. Parents routinely make mistakes in installing child car seats and mistakes in how they place their kids in them. These mistakes put kids at risk.

Kid in car seat with low chest clip
Can you find the car seat mistake in this picture? (U.S. News and World Report)

In 7 Car Seat Mistakes that Put Your Kids at Risk, we take you through some of the most common mistakes and missteps parents make when it comes to car seats. From installation errors to buckling blunders, in the rush of trying to get out the door, it’s all too easy to make a mistake with your child’s car seat. Most of these mistakes are easily fixed, and fixing them greatly increases your child’s protection in an accident.  

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