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Local expert talks child car seat safety

(Source: Ruby Durham) (Source: Ruby Durham)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - If you have children, you know it can be a struggle to properly install a car seat.

It’s a simple act for us adults, but for the young ones, they can’t do that on their own.

That’s why it’s important to know the proper steps so your child is safe in an emergency.

According to the CDC, Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than 3 in the U-S.

They believe many of those deaths can be prevented.

So as a response, experts says there are basic car seat guidelines to follow.

A common mistake is for a child to still be in a smaller seat when they should be in the next size up.

Experts say never use a used seat because you don't know the history or if it's been in an accident or dropped down the stairs.

All those things compromise the safety and how it upholds in an accident for your child.

All car seats have an expiration date, so you should check the date because every manufacture will have a different length of time of when they're valid.

Experts say you should have your child rear-facing at-least until the age of two.

Car seats should be installed properly and rechecked, especially the straps because just like anything else it can become loose overtime.

"Don't be ever afraid to ask how your seat operates, your one child that you're protecting and that's your job in your car," Car Seat Expert Chris Richardson said. “We live in a tourist community, we have people that don't know where they’re going that will cut you off unfortunately, and that's our job to make sure your children are in the best seats possible.”

As colder weather approaches your kids will likely be wearing heavier jackets, but experts say it’s not a good idea to put their child in a seat with a heavy jacket because the harness will not be tight enough on your child’s body, instead put a light blanket over them.

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