You have a kid, and you have a car? Stop everything and read this now.

By Marisa Cohen
July 31, 2017

Car seats are one of the most important items you’ll ever buy for your child—yet no one seems to have any idea about how to use them properly. (Chrissy Teigen recently admitted to worrying about whether she installed her car seat correctly when she posted this photo of her daughter Luna—and remember when the entire world watched and judged Prince William as he strapped his royal baby into the car for the first time)?

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We caught up with Ben Hoffman, MD, professor of pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University and a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPS) who has been helping parents install car seats safely for two decades, to uncover a few surprising facts parents should know about car seats:

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