Car Seats, A friendly reminder


Car Seats, a friendly reminder

Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the United States. The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.

In the United States, car accidents represent the highest cause of death for children above the age of 3 and are responsible for over 140,000 children’s visits to the emergency room each year.

What is the best car seat for my kid?

No one seat is the “best” or “safest.” The best seat is the one that fits your child’s size, is correctly installed, fits well in your vehicle, and is used properly every time you drive.

Typically infants and toddlers up to about 2 yrs of age should be in rear facing seats installed on the rear of the car and away from the air bags.  Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front seat of a vehicle that has an active front passenger air bag. If the air bag inflates, it will hit the back of the car seat, right where your baby’s head is, and could cause serious injury or death.

Older toddlers and pre schoolers should be seated in forward facing seats, again in the rear of the vehicle and away from the airbags.  Once again, if at all possible, it is best to keep children away from the airbags in the front so the forward facing seat is installed on the rear of the vehicle.  If a car seat must be used in the front, move it as far back as possible and way from the airbag.

When they are too big for a car seat

School age children sho0uld use a belt positioning booster seat for as long as possible up to usually about 4 ft 9 in height, so typically 8 to 12 years  old

Obviously, once the child is big enough for a seat belt to fit snuggly,   that is where they belong – Car Seats: Information for Families for 2012 › Safety & PreventionOn The Go

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18 May 2012 – Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many

Child Seats | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) States

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Car crashes are the number one killer of children 1 to 12 years old in the The right car seat or booster fits your child and your car, and is one you will use

Child Car Seats : The Law

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Click here to go to the RoSPA Child Car Seats home page. The law requires all children travelling in cars to use the correct child restraint until they are either

Car Seat Safety for Kids | The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Learn here about car seat safety for kids from the experts at the Children’s Learn when and how to use and correctly install a forward-facing child safety seat

Child Carseat Safety FAQ

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Integrated seats do not function rear-facing. Rear-facing is safest for children, and many separate carseat models allow for rear-facing use to 35, 40 or even 45

Car Seat Basics – Selection and Use

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Car Seat Basics: Selection and Use. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of kids in age groups

When your child needs a car seat : Directgov – Parents…/DG_10037077

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When travelling in a vehicle, children need to use the right car seat until they reach 135 centimetres tall or age 12. The type of car seat your child needs depends

Safe & Secure: Choosing the right car seat for your child › HomeRoad Safety

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22 Jun 2012 – Properly used child seats and booster seats can significantly reduce the chance of children being hurt and/or killed in collisions. Car seat clinics


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