January is Car Seat Safety Awareness Month. Car seats have evolved so much from when I was a child. My parents were at our house visiting when my son’s car seat arrived in the mail. My dad kept referring to it as his race car seat and joked about it having side airbags. It really is incredible the safety that they can provide, but it is important to always read your manual and check state guidelines to ensure that you are using your car seat properly.
Here are 6 tips for Carseat Safety:
Visit nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm to stay up to date on safety regulations and to search for a nearby organization to check your car seat and its installation. Most police and fire stations offer this free service and will help you properly install your seat.