Buick CENTURY 1998 Owner Manual

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Smaller ehlldren and babies should always be restrained in a ehild or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will sag}r whether il is the right type and size for your ehild. A very- young eluld*s blp bones are so small that a

regular belt might not stag.r low on the hips. as it should. Instead, the belt will likely be {Wee the child's abdomen. In a crash. the hell would apply foree right on the eblld's abdomen, which could cause serious or fatal injuries. So. be sure that any child Small Enough for one Is always properly restrnlned in :- child or infant restraint.

In iants need complete support. ineloding support for we head and neck. This is neces sary because an infant's neck is weak and its head weighs so muult compared with dirt rest of its. body. In a crash. an infant in :1 rear—facing resuainl settles into the restraint. so the eras-11 forces can be disrributerl across the strongest pan of the infant‘s body. the back and shoulders. A balm}.r should be secured in an appropriate infanl restraint. This is m impurlanl that many hospitals today won‘t release a newborn infanl to its parents- unless lhere is on infant restraint available for the baby's first Irip in a Inelor vehicle.

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