Choosing the correct recline and angle for car seat

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When installing an infant car seat for the first time in your vehicle a lot of cars have bucket seats that havea deep angle. And that infancy is also going to be on a pretty high angle like this. And you can imagine that the new born child without any head control, they hit a bump they head can float forward and block the airway. So you want to make sure that the car seat is actually installed a bit over an incline, typically 30--45 degrees from the vertical angle. The large majority of car seats actually have a recline indicator, installed on the car seat base. Either a color that you can look for or little level indicator that can tell you if the car seat is installed properly. If you can't get it into that proper range so the baby's head is going to be reclined far enough you could always have a pull cut to the same size as your car seat or rolled up towel underneath that infant base to get that extra little bit of recline that you need.

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Jennifer Beall, MBA, CPST

Founder of Tot Squad

Jennifer Beall is the Founder and CEO of Tot Squad formerly known as CleanBeeBaby, an eco-friendly cleaning service for strollers and car seats that is at a different neighborhood retailer or preschool every day. Professional safety technicians help properly reinstall car seats after they are cleaned.Certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician since 2009, Jen is passionate about helping parents properly use their car seats given that 85% are incorrectly installed. She also serves on the Los Angeles committee for Baby Buggy, a charity that helps collect used baby gear to redistribute it to families in need.Jen received her MBA in 2010 from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where she focused on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. CleanBeeBaby was created through her coursework, for which she won first place in the Kellogg Cup Business Plan Competition and the Student of the Year award in Entrepreneurship. Prior to business school, she worked in management consulting as well as internal strategy for a food and beverage company. She also received a BS in Mathematics from Duke University after leaving her hometown of Austin, Texas.Jen now lives in Los Angeles but remains a loyal fan of the Texas Longhorns and the Duke basketball team. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. She has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Daily Candy, and Crain's Chicago Business.

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