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When You Should Buy and Install a Car Seat for Your Baby

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When You Should Buy and Install a Car Seat for Your Baby​

Heather Zimmerman, M.D.​

​When should I buy and install a car seat?

Go buy a car seat, or if you've had a shower and received a car seat, go ahead and install it now and then take it somewhere to be checked. If you're not sure where to go to have your car seat checked, you can check safekids.org. It will tell you where local car seat checks are available. They say about 90 percent of people install their car seat incorrectly. So it's a good idea to go and have someone who knows what they're doing tell you if you did it right.​​​

A properly installed car seat is needed before your newborn arrives. Heather Zimmerman, M.D.​ at Boys Town Pediatrics, gives tips on when to buy a car seat and where you can go to get help on how to properly install your car seat.

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