Teaching You How To Keep Your Children SafeTeaching You How To Keep Your Children Safe
Did You Know?
did you know
That up to 9/10 car seats are NOT installed correctly?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all infants and toddlers should ride rear-facing until they have reached the maximum height or weight allowed rear-facing by their car seat manufacturer?
That just because your child is 2 doesn't mean he/she HAS to turn forward?
That some seats are rear-facing only or forward-facing only?
That weight, height and age are important in determining the right time to transition from rear-facing to forward-facing, or into a booster, or into a seat belt, or into the front seat?
That most car seat systems require you to use either the seat belt OR the LATCH system and often NOT both?
That in order to use the lower anchor to install the seat, the combined weight of the car seat and the child cannot exceed 65# for most vehicles?
Harness strap heights differ depending on the way the child is riding?
The minimum recommended age to start riding in a booster seat is age 5?
Children should ride in a booster seat until they reach 4'9" AND can pass the 5-step test?
Car seats have expiration dates?
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration releases and regularly updates a recall list for car seats?
That if your car seat has been in a vehicle involved in a collision it may need to be replaced?
That seat belts have a locking feature that often needs to be engaged for the car seat to be secure? Did you know that if the seat belt doesn't lock and there is no locking mechanism in the car seat, a locking clip must be used?
That to use your car seat onboard an aircraft it must have a label with FAA approval for airplane use?
Car seats can REDUCE the risk of serious injury as compared to seat belts alone?