I’ll never forget riding home from the hospital after the birth of my first daughter. Although my husband was driving well under the speed limit, it still felt like he was competing in the Daytona 500. It made me want to live somewhere in which I never had to put my baby in the car again so I could protect her from the big, bad world of tires and metal.
Since that didn’t exactly prove to be feasible, we made it our mission to ensure that each and every time we put her (and now our younger daughter, too) in the car, it was in the safest possible manner. And yet we’ve still managed to screw it up on occasion — whether it’s because we’ve installed a new car seat incorrectly or buckled one of them in haphazardly, a few mistakes have been made over the years.
If you’re like us, you’re probably guilty of a few car seat errors, too. Here are 5 common ones that many parents make, but can avoid with just a little thought or planning (via BabyCenter.com):
For six additional common car seats mistakes, head over to BabyCenter.com.
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