In the United States, road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children. Because of this, it’s important that you know whether or not you’re using your child’s car seat correctly. To help give you peace of mind, we’ve put together a list of some car seat safety tips you should keep in mind when you’re on the go.
Use the right kind of seat. It’s important you know the right type of car seat your child should be in at any given time. Your child should be rear-facing for as long as possible up until they are two or more years. Once your child has outgrown its rear-facing seat, you can move them into a forward-facing one.
Get your car seat installation checked. Depending on where you live, there are places you can bring your vehicle so that your car seat can be looked over, ensuring it’s installed correctly. You can find a list of local places that will do this here.
Keep track of your child’s size. As your child grows, his or her car seat requirements may change. Make sure you’re aware of your car seat’s weight, height, and age limits and, if your child outgrows these, you have a new seat at the ready.
One of the ways to improve car seat safety is to buy a car that has a robust and easy-to-use LATCH system. Fortunately, many of the cars at Bryan Honda have just that. Visit us today to learn more about how buying Honda can improve your children’s safety.