Installing yourself vs. professional car seat installation

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Installing yourself vs. professional car seat installation


A lot of parents are wondering whether they need to have their car seat professionally installed, or whether they can do it on your own. Car seats are extremely complicated. Professional car seat installers like myself actually go through a 5 day training course to learn how to install baby car seats. They are that difficult to figure out. So if you are going to trying to do it at home make sure that you take the time to read the instruction manual both for your vehicle and your car seat. Try multiple positions until you find that your car seat is really secure and if you are still not sure absolutely I encourage you to find a certified safety technician for child passenger safety who can install that car seat for you at least check your work. You can visit to find people all over the country that can help you. 85 % of car seats are improperly installed and believ it or not the number 1 cause of death for children under the age of 12 is car accidents. So I highly reccomend that you find a professional to help you prperly install your car seat.

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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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