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).
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