Q: What precautions should be followed regarding child seating?

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What precautions should be followed regarding child seating?

Protecting your children while you’re on the road is essential. While that means you need to invest in a decent car seat or booster seat for small children, you also need to follow a few additional precautions. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Never let children share a seat belt.

  • Never let one child sit in another’s lap (and never let a child sit in your lap).

  • Never put children in the front seat.

  • If you absolutely have no choice about putting a child in the front seat, it should be the oldest/largest.

  • Never put a rear facing car seat in the front passenger seat under any conditions.

  • Never use anything but a booster seat to raise your child’s seating position (pillows, books, etc.).

  • Always make sure that car seats and booster seats are properly secured with the seat belt and the anchor/latch system.

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