An improperly installed car seat can put your child in a very vulnerable position during an accident. The risk of injury is higher with an improperly installed seat. Car seat installation can vary depending on the vehicle, but there are some basic tips that can help.

Start by reading the instructions. Always put the car seat in the back seat as this is the safest spot. Check your vehicle manual to see what the car seat attachment procedure is. If you have an older car, you may need the seat belt to secure the seat. Once the car seat is in position, make sure to secure it tightly. A secure seat will not move more than one inch in any direction. Make sure that the base is level to keep the child's head from whipping forward.

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