Car Seats: What to Know and Look For
Keeping Your Child Safe
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when your child is riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But, because so many different seats are on the market, many parents find this overwhelming. If you are expectant parents, give yourselves enough time to learn how to properly install the car safety seat in your car, before your baby is born, to ensure a safe ride home from the hospital.
The type of seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child’s age, size, and developmental needs. Read on for more information from the AAP about choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.”
Types of Car Seats
This chart of Car Seats from Healthychildren.org should help you understand the types of Car Seats that go with each age group.
What to Look For When Shopping
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Additional Information From Healthychildren.org
- Car Seats: Product Listing
- Car Seats: Information for Families
- Tips for Buying Baby Furniture & Baby Equipment
- How to Buy a Safe Stroller