This week is National Child passenger Safety Week. Crashes are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries in children. One main reason is because of improperly installed car seats. Its back to school time and more and more children will be riding as passengers in cars. The increased traffic means that the risk of children riding in a car goes up so we want to ensure that our family does not become part of the grim statistics.
It is best that children ride in rear facing car seats as long as possible at least until their second birthday.
It is not recommended to use any extra padding to go in the car seat as the car seat as it is in the box was crash tested.
Straps on the seat should be snug with the child and should not move less than one inch once secured.
It is recommended to purchase a new car seat or to know the crash history if you choose to purchase a used car seat. Once a car seat has been in a crash experts say it needs to be replaced
You should know what car seat and at what stage your child is in
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Not sure which car seat to use or to make sure yours is properly installed get your car seat inspected. Simply search by using your zipcode