5 Tips for Choosing Your Child's Car Seat (test)

5 Tips for Choosing Your Child's Car Seat (test)

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Having a car seat that's appropriate for your child's size and age -- and that has been installed properly -- is essential. Here are 5 tips that will help you get the right one.

  1. Make sure it's compatible with your car. Measure your back seats to see if they fit the car seat.
  2. Make sure it's compatible with your child. Not all car seats are created equal. You can use the "Fit My Child" tool on the Britax website to find the perfect make and model for your child's needs.
  3. Pick a seat that will grow with your child. All Britax convertible car seats feature an exclusive impact-absorbing base, tether and harness, our impact-stabilizing steel frame and various levels of side impact protection to form the integrated system of SafeCell Impact Protection.
  4. Make sure you can install it properly. The team at Britax created several videos with step-by-step instructions showing how to install your car seat using either the ClickTight Installation System or the LATCH System.
  5. After its installed, make sure you stay up to date by registering the product through the company's website. There might be an important recall that effects your car seat, and if it's registered the manufacturer will contact you directly and provide you with steps for fixing or replacing the car seat.
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