Do you know how to install a car seat correctly? Dr. Jim gives one couple a lesson that will ensure their baby's safety.
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Host: We have Rachelle and John with us, they are expecting their first child this next month, but admit that when it comes to car seats they have a lot to learn. So we went ahead and we sent them to a very special person. We sent them to Dr. Stuarts for a crash course in child safety. Dr. Stuarts: You guys ready? Male Speaker: Ready to go. Dr. Stuarts: Alright. Female Speaker: Let's do it. Dr. Stuarts: Good luck. Mistake number one, little baby needs to be rear facing. Take two. Male Speaker: Can't reach. Dr. Stuarts: The reason it won't reach. There is anchor points inside the seat and these are going to go in there, and you are not even going to use the regular seatbelt in the car. Male Speaker: How do you get it inside the seat? Dr. Stuarts: See if you can find it. Male Speaker: There we are. Dr. Stuarts: I have a feeling that if you got into an accident, things wouldn't be too well, back here. What happens if you get rear ended and -- you know thing could flip up. Take three. It's all good, nice and tied, are you happy? Male Speaker: I am happy. It's just fine. Dr. Stuarts: Forgetting anything? Male Speaker: No we are ready to go. Dr. Stuarts: How about a baby? Male Speaker: Oh well. Okay, arms free. Alright, now I think we are ready to go. Looking good, the one thing is this harness retaining clip, it needs to be at her armpit level. So we are going to slide it up, in that way it keeps it snug on her shoulders, it prevents her from slipping out. Dr. Stuarts: Do you think she is at the right angle? Rachelle: Seems pretty good. Dr. Stuarts: Yeah. Well if you are not sure, there is a way to tell there is actually an indicator right here a little gauge, that was at the wrong angle, you would see the yellow starting to come in there, you guys had it just right. Perfect angle. Now what have you learned today? Male Speaker: First of all the seat has to be facing the right way. You got to get those straps anchored and nice and tight so it doesn't move, and then the most important thing is to get the little baby in there nice and tight and the straps adjusted. Dr. Stuarts: Rachelle, what have you learned today? Rachelle: I think I am married the right man. Male Speaker: Alright. Dr. Stuarts: What do you mean you think?
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