Child Care Seat Safety
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety
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.