Perhaps, one the most important car safety measures you can take is to make sure your infant or toddler is buckled up the right way and in the appropriate car seat. Unfortunately, the NHTSA estimates that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Here are a few car seat safety tips.

  • Get help installing your car seat. It is not as easy as it looks. Believe it or not, there are trained Child Passenger Safety Technicians all over the country. They can help you figure out how to use your car seat the correct way. They also can tell you about more car seat safety tips.

  • Make sure you choose the right car seat for you newborn. It can be confusing, now more than ever, since most experts recommend that babies face rearward in car seats, which is different than what was suggested in the past. That should change the way you think about buying car seats. You may need to switch to a higher weight limit infant car seat, or switch to a convertible car seat with a high rear facing weight limit.

  • If you have an older baby or a toddler, you will need to switch to a different car seat. Toddlers should also use a rear facing car seat until they are at least two years old, and new rear facing seats can accommodate children up to 40 pounds.

We hope you find this information helpful and we will provide more about car seats in our next article.

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