The safety of reclining car seats

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The safety of reclining car seats

A lot of parents come to us and say that their child looks uncomfortable when they fell asleep and can they the forward facing car seat? If your car seat doesn't have that feature on it you cannot reclined the car seat or put something behind the car seat to make it in a more reclined position and that because you're going to affect the safety of the way it's installed in the car that may not hold up correctly in an accident. A lot of car seats now have a reclining features built into it and those are some of the newer car seats that are on the market but major brand makers have that reclined features and it is safe to use if it is already installed in the car seat.

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Suzie Kim

Crime Prevention, Santa Monica Police Dept.

Suzie Kim has spent more than five years teaching parents and caregivers how to safely install their car seat systems.  Suzie and her partner hold monthly car seat inspection events at the Santa Monica Police Department, providing education on the proper use and installation of the various types of car seats as well as sharing information on seat belts, air bags, and the proper time to switch car seat systems. She tries to fit in as many appointments as possible and has assisted parents/caregivers with over 1,500 car seat installations! Suzie has been with the Santa Monica Police Department for 14 years working in Crime Prevention and Community Relations. She serves on the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, YMCA Early Childhood Development Board, and as an Explorer Advisor for the Santa Monica Police Department. In her free time Suzie enjoys spending time with her four sons, swimming, travelling, and other outdoor adventures.

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