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Seat Belts for Older Children & Teens

​Are your older children and teens wearing their seat belts correctly? In this video, you’ll see how to ensure they are buckled up safely.

Make sure your child does not tuck the shoulder belt under her arm or behind her back. This leaves the upper body unprotected and adds extra slack into the seat belt system, putting your child at risk of severe injury in a crash or with sudden braking. In addition, never allow anyone to “share” seat belts. All passengers must have their own car seats or seat belts.

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AAP App for Selecting, Installing Car Seats: Car Seat Check

Quickly learn what car seat is right for your child based on age, height, and weight. This app for Apple and Android devices includes installation instruction videos, audio clips, and articles help you use the seat safely. Review the full sortable product guide, including prices and size limits.

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American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2012)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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