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Baby Car Seats

Baby car seats have reduced fatal injuries by 71 percent for infants (younger than 1 year old) and by 54 percent for toddlers (1 to 4 years old) in passenger cars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That's why correct choice and use of a car seat is one of the most important things you can do to keep your child safe.

Knowing how to properly install a child car seat and safely secure a child into a car seat are essential skills for all parent's. Whether you're traveling across town or across the country, keeping your children safe in the car should be your top priority. Understanding ever-evolving car seat safety guidelines is essential to make sure your little ones stays safe.

Selecting the right baby car seat is vital in helping keep your baby safe. When considering which car seat to purchase, it's important that you consult your car manual, as well as the car seat instruction booklet to make sure it is compatible with your vehicle. Child car seats are designed to accommodate different weights and ages of children. It's important to choose a seat accordingly, so that the car seat works as designed.

Newer cars are equipped with the LATCH system, which takes much of the guesswork out of installing the car seat. The car seat should be tightly installed; if you can pull the car seat more than 1 inch, it isn't secure enough and could shift during a crash.

Have your safety car seats inspected. Fire stations, police departments, and other locations offer free car seat inspections, allowing an expert to verify that your car seat is installed properly, giving you peace of mind. Visit to locate NHTSA car seat inspection locations in your area.

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