Many worries consume expectant parents; car seat safety being one of them. Keeping your child safe when he or she is in a moving vehicle is incredibly important. We’ve provided some important facts about car seat safety to help you prepare for any scenario. Thank you to BMW & John Cary on Medium, who reminded us how important a topic car seat safety is.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) puts the number of improperly installed car seats at 3 out of every 4. So far in 2014, Graco (a leading car seat manufacturer) has recalled over 5 million car seats due to faulty buckles that would get stuck, making it hard to remove a car seat quickly and efficiently.
Keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible. It ensures the best head, neck, and spine protection. Go over the Car Seat Checklist (provided by Safe Kids Worldwide). Keep soft toys in the car seat/car so in case an accident is to occur, no hard or sharp objects go flying around, causing even more injury.
(Consumer Reports, 2014)
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