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Why is it important to lock my child’s car seat?

Your child’s car seat only works if used the right way. It is important to lock your child’s car seat in place.

  • To check for a tight fit, hold the car seat where the seat belt goes through it. Try to move the car seat from side to side. If the car seat slides forward or sideways more than 1 inch, your child may not be protected in a crash.
  • Your vehicle may have built-in devices to secure the car seat.Read your vehicle owner’s manual to know what you need to secure your child’s car seat.
  • Check your vehicle owner’s manual and your car seat instructions. Verify if you need a locking clip and how to use it to secure your child’s car seat. Locking clips come with all car seats. If you do not have one, buy it from a baby store or order it from your car seat manufacturer.

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