Child Car Seat Advice for Thanksgiving

A national car seat safety group is urging parents to use car seats properly during this Thanksgiving week. 


Emily Gehring, an injury prevention specialist with "Buckle Up For Life," says there's a new rule for parents to go by this year.  


They would like to see parents making sure all children in car seats are rear-facing until they reach the maximum height or weight.  That can be found in a sticker that's usually on the side of a car seat.   


Gehring also says more and more car seats have shelf life labels just like food items at grocery stores do and generally they don't go out beyond six years.  


She also says you should dispose of a car seat once it's been in an accident.  


Gehring adds that there's no way to recycle a car seat, it simply needs to be disassembled and put in the dumpster.

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