Child Care Seat Safety

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Always Practice Seat Safety

Start practicing seat safety from the very first ride home from the hospital. Household carriers are not designed to act as a safety seat.  Never travel with your baby in your arms. The force of a crash, even as slow as 30 mph, will pull the infant from your arms.Always have children ride in the back seat and never in front of an air bag. Safety seats are buckled tightly in the car and don't move more than 1 inch when pulled. Safety seat straps are snug on the child and parents can't fit more than one finger under the strap.   The lap belt should lay across hips, not the stomach and the shoulder belt is across the shoulder, not across the neck, under his arm or behind the child. Kids up to the age of 12 should still ride in the back seat.

Use safety seats that are made for your child's age/size and refer to your car owners manual for installation instructions of the seat.

Below are safety guidelines from NHTSA according to the age of your child. Please practice these guidelines when traveling with your previous cargo.