Car seat safety should be high priority for all parents. Car accidents are the leading cause of preventable death in children. Studies have shown that correctly using a car seat can decrease the risk of death by over 70%. So, no matter how much time a child spends in a car seat, proper car seat safety can save their life. Being honest, when I had my 1st son I was completely oblivious to the proper installation of the seat, let alone properly securing an infant.
Did you know: you can use the latch system OR the seatbelt when securing your car seat? We didn’t.
Luckily, there are certified child passenger safety technicians that helped educate us and you can find one near you (here).
Here are a few car seat safety standards to keep in mind:
1. Remain rear facing until 2 years old
2. Never buckle a child in with a coat on
3. Keep the safety harness across the chest
4. Should not be able to pinch the seat belt after tightening
You can go to cars.com to look up the Car Seat Check report for your current vehicle or one your thinking about purchasing.
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