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“Most children, from their ride home from the hospital, are in a car seat before they’re aware of it,” Andersson said. “We do get the occasional toddler who has learned to wiggle out of the car seat. We tell parents how to move up the strap, and we let them know that this is the law.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said correct use of child safety seats could prevent nearly 500 deaths and 56,000 injuries to children annually.
But the choices facing parents are daunting: There are 27 different belt systems and 50 kinds of safety seats on the market, according to the traffic safety administration. It also seems like there’s always one flawed model or another being recalled by a manufacturer.
“They don’t make it easy,” said Diane Sutliff, 35, of Chicago. During family outings, her three children ages 6 months, 2 years and 5 years each sit in age appropriate safety seats in the back of the Ford Taurus station wagon.
Sutliff, who calls herself a neurotic car seat mom, recently purchased a $50 booster seat for a child whom she picks up in a car pool.
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“I believe when God decides we’re ready to die, we die,” said Niemeyer, who sometimes moves Kiley’s car seat into the front with her because he wiggles out so often.