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This Mom Gave A Lesson On Car Seat Safety With The Help Of Some Eye-Opening Photos

If you wouldn't feel safe doing this with your car seat, you're doing it wrong.

One mom posted two photos to Facebook of her baby strapped into a car seat, and it’s taken social media by storm.

With nearly 50,000 shares within the past week, Rachel McNamara posted photos of her child in a car seat, which she first held over her head and then flipped upside down.

The Facebook post was published to serve as a reminder of car seat safety. “After strapping your child into their car seat, ask yourself if you’d be comfortable flipping it upside down. Remember that the chest clip should be at armpit level and the straps should be tight enough to pass the pinch test,” McNamara wrote.

Shortly thereafter, the post started to go viral, and McNamara updated it with even more helpful tips. Though not before stating that she’s not advocating flipping kids upside down before car rides. She just thought it was a great visual. And from the popularity of the post, others thought the same thing.

In addition to her instructions about the chest clip, McNamara also added in info on the importance of the shoulder straps, and making sure they’re in the correct slots.

“Please read your car seats manual first because there are some exceptions. But with most car seats, when they are rear facing the straps should be at or below their shoulders and when they are forward facing, the straps should be at or above their shoulders,” McNamara wrote.