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Car seat checks

This week was one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.
It might have some of you asking is your child's seat installed correctly?
You might be surprised how many parents make a mistake.

We asked Lindsay Dafer if we could check her son's car seat.

Expert Tareka Wheeler, from the group Safe kids, says "the car seat itself is shifting more than an inch."
But with a couple expert adjustments the seat is snug.

In fact, nearly three quarters of all car seats are not installed properly.
And this is what can happen to an unrestrained child in a vehicle.

Shannon Sullivan has never tried to secure a car seat and needed help.
And I'm going to pull all of the excess out of the belt.

A couple tips to try are:
-the inch test, pull the car seat and if it moves more than an inch at the belt, it's too loose.
-for the first two years, a rear facing seat is recommended.
-and for older children, it's suggested boosters be use for some kids until they are 12.

Groups, including Safe kids, and probably your local Fire Department, will check to see if your child's seat is in right.