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In Canada, every year 30 children between the age of 0-4 are killed in vehicle crashes, so a correct child car seat installation is very important to decrease the likelihood of injury. Here are the tips on how to install the seat yourself - http://allaboutimports.com/2011/09/09/car-seat-installation-tips/

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Car seat installation tips

Car Seat Installation Tips


Car seat installation tips

I cant help it, whenever I get into a customers vehicle for a test drive and there is a car seat in the back I instinctively grab it and give it a wiggle testand I test drive a lot of cars, 5 per day * 260 work days per year = 1300 per year give or take a few and out of that 1300 at least %30 have car seats in them.


Car seat installation tips

That brings me to approximately 390 wiggle tests per year so how many pass the Lou Wiggle Test maybe %40. That number still shocks me. I use to approach the failing customer and kindly, gently ask them if they would like assistance to correct their car seat, but now I rarely do.


Car seat installation tips

Ive been told off by a few fathers mind my own business and just fix their carSo now I try to work with St John Ambulance at least once a year and host a car seat installation clinic using the wonderful volunteers from St John Ambulance.


Car seat installation tips

I am a registered car seat tech with them so it gives me a day to brush up and catch up on the latest car seat scuttle butt.So here are some facts and install tips from St John Ambulance to help you figure out if you are in the pass group.


Car seat installation tips

In Canada, every year 30 children between the age of 0-4 are killed in vehicle crashes, an additional 2866 are injured. There is statistical evidence that shows that proper car seat use decreases the likelihood of injury by %70 and fatality by %90.


Car seat installation tips

The St John ambulance training guide also states that less than %10 of car seats are installed correctly. I figure my clients are at %40 because I have personally installed hundreds of their car seats.


Car seat installation tips

0-20lbs (9kg) Rear facing this is a minimum defined by Transport Canada.. In reality keeping your child rear facing at least to 22 lb (10kg) and the ability to walk should be the minimum.


Car seat installation tips

20 65lbs (9 30kg) Forward Facing when the child has the ability to walk and meets the minimum weight requirements. The tether strap must be installed when forward facing.


Car seat installation tips

40 80 lbs (18-36kg) Boosters vehicle seat belts do not sit properly over the pelvis, abdomen and shoulder of children at this stage without the use of a properly fitted booster. 40 lbs is a minimum and if your child is not large enough to fit properly in a booster you can keep them in their car seat.


Car seat installation tips

Check your cars seat owners manual for exact weight limitation.>80lbs (36kg) Seat Belts congrats you might be ready to get rid of the booster. Check to make sure the seat belt rides over the abdomen and shoulder correctly paying particular attention that it does not sit across the childs face.


Car seat installation tips

Car seats cannot be in the front seat of a vehicle equipped with a SRS air bag system unless the vehicle has the ability to defeat (turn off) the passenger air bag system.The safest place for your child is the rear centre posistion.


Car seat installation tips

Your car seat may have a recall, please check it at the manufactures web site.Your car seat has an expire date stamped on it if you cant find it that means its really old and shouldnt be used also dont buy used seats unless you know the previous owners really well and the seat has not been in involved in an accident.


Car seat installation tips

Hell dont be cheap, your kid deserves a new seat more than you deserve a new flat screen TV or Ipod.My wiggle test consists of this:


Car seat installation tips

The car seat is to have absolutely no movement forward/backwards, and I mean no movement. When Im tightening a car seat I kneel in and put my full weight into it so as to make it as tight as humanly possible. You want the seat to be as tight as if it came manufactured there. Side to side movement should be no more than 1 inch.


Car seat installation tips

Hope this helps if all else fails read the owners manual If you are still unsure come to one of St John days or if you cant make that call us and schedule an appointment with me and Ill check it for you


Car seat installation tips

**disclamer** the above is generalized info that I have condensed to fit into this small blog Do your own research as well.http://allaboutimports.com/


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