Vacations and Road Trips, OH MY!

Safety must be a high priority. Your oh-so-sweet baby, toddler or child is probably very mobile.

However, it is very important to keep him or her secured safely in an appropriate car seat while driving in a motor vehicle.

Below are some quick facts about car seat safety:

Car seat safety

  • Most states have laws requiring that toddlers and young children travel in child safety seats that are in the backseat of the car and away from active air bags.
  • Vehicles with no backseat aren’t a good choice for traveling with children.
  • Putting a car safety seat next to a door that has a side air bag may not be appropriate. If you’re only placing one car seat in the backseat, put it in the center rather than next to a door.
  • Your baby’s car seat should remain rear-facing until age 2 or until he has reached the highest weight allowed by the manufacturer for rear-facing (usually about 35 pounds).

Click here to download a motor vehicle checklist.

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