Living Simply: Child Passenger Safety Week - Find the Right Car Seat

Child Passenger Safety Week - Find the Right Car Seat

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Don’t guess when it comes to which seat your child should be in right now. Following these steps will help you find the right car seat and will show you how to install your car seat the correct way.

It is Child Passenger Safety Week! Let’s Spread the word and tell parents and caregivers to visit (or for Spanish-language information) to determine if their child is in the right seat for his or her age and size and to locate a car seat check station in their area. Also – Don’t register each child’s car seat with the manufacturer so as to be informed in the event of a recall.

A car seat is no doubt one of the most important purchases will ever make for your child! But it isn’t just that first purchase that matters. As your child gets older and while they are growing, you will need to change not only the direction that the car seat faces and how they sit in it – at some point you may need to upgrade to an entirely different seat.
  Child Passenger Safety WeekWhile you can customize the look and feel of a car seat, there are three basic types of car seats to choose from. But even having the right seat doesn’t mean you are completely safe. You also need to ensure that the seat is installed properly!:
  • Installation Resources:If a car seat is not installed correctly, your child's safety could be in danger. Every car seat has different installation instructions. You can find resources and tips here to help you get “the right fit” on your car seats:
  • Free Car Seat Checks:During Child Passenger Safety Week, there will be more than 600 events in 45 states across the country, where certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect car seats and show parents and caregivers how to correctly install and use them. In most cases, this service is free of charge. Locate a car seat check event here:
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. By working with the Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) we hope to get out a message that will educate parents and caregivers about the importance of selecting the right seat for their child’s age and size, and to remind them that car seats, booster seats and seat belts offer the best protection for children in crashes and help save lives. Get this message out to your friends and family!

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    1. Great concept! We definitely need to keep our little people safe.