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___ Manufacturer’s padding was used for safe positioning

___ Manufacturer's padding was removed to improve head positioning

___ Added additional padding as allowed by your car seat manufacturer to improve positioning

 ___ Along one side     ____ Along both sides   ____ Between the legs

If you have additional questions about using your car seat, see your car seat's manual. If you do not have the manual, check the car seat manufacturer's website and/or customer support service. The manufacturer's phone number can often be found on your car seat's labels.

Continue using padding and support up to the car seat manufacturer's stated height and/or weight limits for additional padding. Install your child's car seat rear-facing and reclined as noted on the car seat labels to help keep your child in proper body positioning.


If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free car seat check, email [email protected] or call 612-813-6053 and leave a voicemail.

For more information about car seats, these resources are available:

Updated 3/2024

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