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Is my baby's car seat safe to use?

Home car seat: _________________________

___ Yes, only if used correctly. Read and follow the directions in the manuals for both your car and your car seat.

___ No. This seat should not be used because:

___ it does not fit your baby.

___ the seat is past the manufacturer's suggested date of use.

___ parts are missing:


___ other


___ We recommend this car seat instead:



___ Your baby needs padding added in the car seat for safe positioning. Use rolled up receiving blankets, small towels, or cloth diapers:

___ along both sides.

___ between the legs.

___ around the head.

Use the padding rolls marked in this picture

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If you have any questions, please call:

Children's - Minneapolis: 612-813-5846
Children's - St. Paul: 651-220-6256

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

Patient/Family Education
2525 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Last reviewed 8/2015 ©Copyright

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This page is not specific to your child, but provides general information on the topic above. If you have any questions, please call your clinic. For more reading material about this and other health topics, please call or visit Children's Family Resource Center library, or visit

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