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Q: How do I make sure that the seat belt fits my child?

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How do I make sure that the seat belt fits my child?

A: Checking the fit on a seat belt is easy. He...

Checking the fit on a seat belt is easy. Here’s what you need to do:

  • First, ensure that your child meets your state’s minimum weight and height requirements for not using a child seat.

  • Make sure that you have a booster seat that fits your child.

  • Position the booster seat as far back in the seat as possible.

  • Make sure your child is able to sit all the way back against the seat.

  • Route the belt correctly over your child and the booster seat (see your manufacturer’s instructions).

  • Make sure that the belt sits low on your child’s hips, and crosses across the chest and shoulder correctly.

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