How to Choose the Safest Car Seat for Your Family

When it comes to making the safest decisions on behalf of your family, choosing the right car seat ranks high on the list of priorities. Between errands, carpools, family outings, and everyday activities, we spend too much of our time in the car to not take safety very seriously, especially on behalf of our littlest passengers! When you’re carrying precious cargo, it pays to be in the know. That’s why we’ve gathered the best, non-biased research out there on car seat safety.

According to Parents Central (at SaferCar.gov), these are the top 3 tips on finding the right car seat:

  1. Find a car seat that fits your child. As children grow, how they sit in your car will change. Make sure the car seat you purchase is designed to fit your child’s current size and age.
  2. Make sure that the car seat is the right fit for your vehicle. Not all car seats fit in all vehicles. Test the car seat you plan to buy to make sure it fits well in your vehicle.
  3. Buy a car seat that can be installed and used correctly every time. 

Keep in mind that the importance in going the extra mile in choosing the right car seat for your child’s size and age, as well as for your vehicle, cannot be overstated. The CDC reports that car seats reduce the risk of death in car crashes by 71% for infants and 54% for toddlers ages 1 to 4.

Check out the following helpful links for more info:

Sources: SaferCar.gov; NHTSA.gov; CDC.gov

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