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BRYAN - Car seats can mean the difference between life and death in an accident, but are your little ones being buckled up correctly?
News 3 takes a closer look into car seat safety with the help of some Bryan quadruplets as their parents get ready to take some of them home from St. Joseph Regional Health Center.
Installing the car seat correctly is a rite of passage for every new parent..
That's the predicament parents Brian and Nyosha Boone of Bryan are facing times four.
Two weeks ago we introduced you to their quadruplets, Austin, Ashton, Addison, and Arianna.
On this day they are getting a tutorial in car seat safety with some help from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, which helped get four car seats donated from manufacturer, Chicco USA.
"It's gonna be a lot of work, a little more work than what I expected but we can do it. Just a lot more tugging and pulling and making sure that they're leveled out and they're safe and no one is hunched over," said Nyosha Boone.
Rosalinda Marez is part of the Passenger Safety Program with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension and showed them how to secure Addison and Arianna inside as well as the seats out in the car.
Trying to make them all fit was a challenge.
"A rear facing child seat is always going to be the safest. We want to keep them rear facing up at least until two years old. It's just because they're not fully developed, their heads are proportionally bigger than their body," explained Marez.
Nearly 99 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly, so the Boone Family wants to make quadruply sure their precious cargo gets home safely.
"Yes I'm very excited, it's very helpful. I'm very appreciative," said Brian Boone, Jr.
The quads should be going home sometime soon.
The Extension Service also recommends keeping your car seat at its proper level, reading the manual for it and children over four years old and 40 pounds should sit in a booster seat.
The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office is having a free car seat inspection for everyone on Saturday, September 20th from 8:30 to 11:30 in the morning by the Bryan Target.
They ask you know your child's height and weight so they can get you the best info.
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