Have you ever looked at your child’s car seat installed in the back seat of your car and wondered if you’d done it right? When my kids were younger and in car seats, I would have told you I assumed I had installed my car seats properly. I mean, how hard could it be, right?
I became a certified Child Passenger Safety technician a couple of years ago and after a rigorous 3-day training, I realized my kids’ car seats (and my kids!) were definitely not installed as safely and securely as they could have been. Curious how you did on your install? Take a look at the checklist below and see:
If you answered anything but “yes” to any of these questions, you might want to have your car seat checked for peace of mind! Fortunately, Idaho has check sites across the state with certified technicians to help you keep your child safe. Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Seat Check Station Finder to find a check station in your area.