How long do children need to ride rear-facing? How do I install a car seat? What should I look for in buying a new car seat? When do I move my child to forward-facing? Here's where you can find some answers.
From choosing to installing your car seat, get the latest from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls, and size and age appropriateness. Each seat takes about 45 minutes to check but the peace of mind will last for years! You can also link to advice for recycling your old car seat, when to replace a car seat if there has been an accident, and car seat recalls.
Visit The Car Seat Lady to find a great explanation of the 5 Step Test that your child needs to pass in order to move on from a booster seat. She will fit the seat belt the best once she is at least 4 feet, 9 inches. You might be surprised to know that most kids won’t pass until they are 10-12 years old!
Wondering why you should keep your child rear-facing in the car? Look here for a great explanation of the safety benefits, along with crash test videos that clearly show how rear-facing is better.