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August 25, 2016

Self-installing car seat hopes to give parents one less stress

An app helps make sure baby is secure

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4moms has a self-installing car seat.

Baby gear company 4moms has created a self-installing car seat. To show off the product's technology in-person, 4moms will be at Franklin Square on Aug. 27-28. Plus, attendees will have a chance to win one on-site.

“Using robotic technology and advanced sensors, the 4moms self-installing car seat installs itself correctly by automatically leveling and tensioning, verifies the installation and turns on the continuous monitoring,” 4moms CEO Rob Daley shared in a press release.

Here's a visual of what he's talking about:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car seat use reduces the risk of death for infants by 71 percent and the risk for toddlers by 54 percent in passenger vehicles. 4moms stresses that not every car seat is installed properly, though, reducing effectiveness.

The aim of the self-installing car seat is to give parents complete peace of mind every time they put their baby in the car.

The product can be used by children who are 4-30 pounds and 32 inches or less. The price is $499.99, so winning a free one is a pretty hefty prize. 

On both weekend dates, demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m.

4moms New Self-Installing Car Seat Demo

Saturday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 28
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Free
Franklin Square
200 Sixth St.