Guys, car seat safety is such a hot topic. With good reason. It’s terrifying to think what could happen if our babies aren’t properly retrained.
That’s why Krystal and her husband, both paramedics with over 20 years of experience, took to Facebook to share their story.
In a message that is quickly going viral, Krystal says,
We’ve seen car seats ejected from vehicles, we’ve seen cars that have rolled over so many times you can barely tell which way is up, we’ve seen accidents where you would be certain there would be no survivors.
But in our experience, the biggest difference between a child’s safety hasn’t been if they were in the $600 car seat or the $200 one. It’s been about those straps.
Those straps. I always worry they are “too” tight. Krystal reminds us that those straps are everything and can be the difference between life and death.
How tight are you making the straps on your child’s seat? Can they pull their own arms out of them? Can you only fit one or two fingers underneath them? Do they have a big puffy jacket on that stops them from being strapped in properly?
Would you be confident in doing THIS to them? Would you be confident in turning your child upside down in their seat?
Car seats have incredible safety designs now, they are designed to cocoon your child, protect them as they roll and are thrown around in an accident. but they can only do this if your child is restrained properly.
“So next time you buckle your child in, ask yourself… would I be confident in turning them upside down in their seat right now?”
Thank you for the reminder, Krystal. I will always remember this advice when I buckle in my baby!