Using a child safety car seat is the best way to protect kids when traveling by car. Every state in the United States requires that an infant or small child be restrained.The best car seat is not always the most expensive one. It’s the one that best fits a child’s weight,, and age. Child safety seats can greatly reduce the risk of a potentially fatal injury, especially for babies but also for toddlers. Remember to use the following 7 car seat safety tips for your child safety.
(1) Keep kids rear-facing for as long as possible Always keep your child rear- facing until age 2 or longer , until they reach the limit of the car seat. (2) Don’t start using a booster seat too soon — and don’t stop using a booster seat too soon. To use the booster seat, your child must be big enough to sit properly in the booster seat, and they must be at least weight pounds or age 4 .The goal of the booster seat is to keep the seat belt properly positioned on the child’s body. Most children are 10 to 12 years old before they can ride safely without a booster.
(3)Keep the car seat straps snug. Most kids are riding around with straps that are too loose or too low ,The harness should be snug and centered over the top of the chest. Make sure to check your child car seat straps before you take off on the road.
(4)Make sure everyone in the car is buckled up Ensuring everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seat belt , the same goes for your child seat too, to make sure it buckled up before you take off. It is about everyone’s safety.
(5) The center seat is generally the safest spot in the car for kids The safest place to install child safety car seat is in the back seat, preferably the center seat, away from airbags.Children in the center seat won’t take a direct hit in an accident. The middle seat often doesn’t have the lower anchors, which means you’ll need to use the seat belt to secure the car seat .
(6)Don’t text or talk on the phone while driving Everyone’s safety is important , especially when you have your child on board. Don’t let your phone distracted your driving.
(7) Replace your car seat if you have been in an accident Regardless of whether your child was in the car seat when the accident occurred because even an empty seat still absorbs some of the force of the crash. Replacement is needed for any moderate to severe crash, but not for minor crashes, in order to ensure a continued high level of crash protection for child passengers.