Your precious cargo needs more than just a seat belt, but how can you be sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly? Let’s face it, if you don’t have the car seat in properly, you’re putting your child’s safety in jeopardy.
Buckling up the right way on every ride is the single most important thing a family can do and before you move your vehicle, read the directions, get a friend to help, or call the manufacture of the car seat to be sure it is secure the first time out.
For maximum car seat safety, leading scientists and car safety organizations (including the American Association of Pediatrics) all recommend keeping children rear-facing in their car seats for as long as possible.
Here are some guidelines from HealthyChildren.org and always be sure to check your seats instructions to verify what you need.
See what the requirements are state by state at SafeRide4Kids
Check out Car Seats and Booster seats article that is very informative over at the NHTSA
Not only is it the law to have your child in a car seat, but you also want to be sure that they are safe.