CAR SEAT SAFETY TIPS
Hard Facts about Safety in Cars
Road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the United States.
Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
Three out of four car seats are not used or installed correctly.
Top Tips about Car Seat Safety
Buying the right car seat. Your baby needs to ride in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible, at least until age 2. When your child has outgrown that seat, you are ready for a forward-facing car seat.
Installing your car seat. You’ll need to decide on using either the seat belt or lower anchors to secure your car seat. Both are safe, but don’t use them both at the same time. Once your child is forward facing, it is important to use the tether with the seat belt or lower anchors.
Getting the right fit. A properly-fitted harness gives the best possible protection for your child.
When to change your car seat. Look on the car seat label to make sure your child is still within the weight, height and age limits for that seat.
To get more details and a car seat safety checklist go to https://www.safekids.org/car-seat