How to sign “car seat”
Hand Shape: “S” hands, palms face each other
Location: chest level
Tip: pretend to drive
Action: Move hands to simulate driving.
Hand Shape: Both “U” hands
Location: Chest area
Tip: representing your legs sitting on a chair
Action: Tap right “U” on left “U” 2x
Video Transcript: This week’s word is Car Seat. Here’s the word for CAR. Take your two fist and with your thumbs looped over your fingers, act as though you are holding the steering wheel of the car and give it a turn. The second word is SEAT. This is taking the U hand in sign. The two fingers together. It’s a two tap for seat. Here is the sign together to make the word CAR SEAT (shows sign).
Car Seat Checkup
Top 7 things to do to make sure your car seat is safe:
Right Seat. Check the label on your car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight and height.
Right Date. Did you know your car seat has an expiration date? Double check the label on your car seat to make sure it is still safe.
Right Place. Kids are Very Important People. As we all know, VIPs ride in the back seat, so keep all children in the back seat until they are 12.
Right Direction. Up to about the age of 2, you will want to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat. When he or she outgrows the seat, move your child to a forward-facing car seat. Make sure to attach the top tether after you tighten and lock the seat belt.
Right Inches. After your car seat is installed, give it a good shake at the base. You are checking to see if you can you move it more than an inch side to side or front to back. A properly installed seat will not move more than an inch.
Right Testing. Now check your harness to make sure it is tightly buckled and coming from the correct slots according to the manual. With the chest clip placed at armpit level, pinch the strap at your child’s shoulder. If you are unable to pinch any excess amount, you’re good to go.
Right Sign. Use the sign for car seat each time you are ready for your child to get in. This will trigger their mind that it’s time to get in and buckle up for safety.
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