As explained in 10 Car Seat Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making, nearly three out of four child restraints in the US are installed or used incorrectly. Here I will highlight 10 additional common errors that parents and caregivers make when it comes to car seat safety. Car seats can be complicated; there are so many different ones available and so many different vehicles one could put them into. But once you know better, it’s a lot less daunting to make your car seat, and your child, as safe as possible
Before reading on, keep in mind #10 from my previous article. You should always consult a Child Passenger Safety Technician, or CPST, if you have questions about your specific car seat, vehicle, or installation. They are there to help you. Find a CPST by visiting SafeKids.org.