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Aiken Hosts Super Safe Saturday

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Jessica Nadzan, an Aiken Parent shares, "from my own experience it was like he's in a seat and he's strapped, so he's safe. But that's not all it is."

Nadzan says Safe Kids of Aiken helped her come to that realization. Certified inspectors were showing parents how to safely and properly use their car seats.

Bonnie Fulghum, from Safe Kids of Aiken County explains, "statistics show that 60% of all children are not properly installed in a car seat in a vehicle."

This new mother who says times have changed since even she was a child. She tells me in just 10 minutes, she learned things that could last her and her 15 month old Jack a lifetime.

"For instance, what I just learned, I could put him in the middle seat. I didn't even know that. How the strap should be -- that there's one finger between his shoulder and the strap rather than two or three," she says.

Fulghum says tips like those are often overlooked as parents and children age.

She adds, "as that child grows and you have to change direction with your car seat and sizes, sometimes we don't do due diligence and keep up with that. So, we want to keep all kids safe."

Nadzan also found that the seat she was using for young Jack had expired and inspectors replaced hers for free. Experts say it's a mistake that's easy to make. And regardless your race, age or income, a stop at an event like this Super Safe Saturday could help save your child's life.

Nadzan tells News Channel 6's Tyrone McCoy that "mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles -- I think anybody who's driving and is going to have the baby in the car should attend things like this."

To learn more about Safe Kids of Augusta or car seat safety, head to www.safekids.org.

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