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Infant Car Seat Installation for Dummies

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New and Improved Infant Car Seat

I admit that when I first heard about a new product which makes installing an infant car seat easier, my first response was: “Are people so stupid they can’t do it on their own?”

I then did some research into the matter and learned that apparently, the vast majority of parents install infant safety seats incorrectly. So perhaps this new device is not such a bad idea after all.

Here’s how it works: The new Prodigy infant car seat and travel system by Summer Infant uses an electronic device to let parents know when it is not installed properly, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“Considering 7 out of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly, we challenged ourselves three years ago to provide a solution to address this unacceptable statistic,” said Jason Macari, President and CEO of Summer Infant.

The electronic device on the seat’s base provides step-by-step instructions for installing, leveling and tightening the base before attaching the seat. There is a signal which indicates when each step has been correctly completed.

A “test button” allows parents to check to see that the seat is still properly aligned over time.

Would you use this device? If I had a car and a baby, I just might consider it.

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Photo: Summer Infant Inc.

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