By Erin Powell Davey
Over the past few weeks, I've had friends send in pictures that they've found (of their friends) with children not safely or properly restrained in their carseats. I have also noticed several casually posted pictures, and it makes me sad to see this babies so unsafe.
The fact that it is safer to keep toddlers rear-facing for as long as possible is spreading, and that's great. But many parents and caregivers are not using their carseats properly. Specifically, they are not strapping their babies in correctly. And as a result, babies fly from seats on a regular basis in crashes and even in fender benders. They are often injured, and some die.
So I thought I'd take some pictures of proper and improper carseat usage to share today. Please strive to make your child's restraint system look like the first two pictures.