Is it better to get a seat that is permanently bolted into
the car, or the one that uses the seat belt to keep it steady?
How do I know that the seat is safely installed?
Both the seat that is bolted to the car and the seat that
uses the seat belt are safe if properly installed. You need
to read the manufacturer’s instructions very carefully
and make sure that you follow them properly. Once installed,
the seat should not wobble in any direction at all. It should
be very steady if you push it in any direction. With rear
facing seats it is important to check that the seat is not
able to topple backwards.
If you need to take the car seat out of the car on a regular
basis then it is better to have the type of seat that uses
the seat belt. In this case it is easy to remove, but you
need to be vigilant that you install it properly every time.
If the car seat is bolted permanently into the car, you
should still not be complacent. Make sure you check it regularly.
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