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Basic Car Seat Safety

Three out of four car seats are used incorrectly. Is yours? Below are tips on how to properly install and use your child’s car seat, including seat belt tips for older passangers.

Rear Facing Infant

Rear-Facing Seat

Children should ride rear-facing as long as possible, up to the limits of their car seat. Rear-facing protects the most fragile parts of a young child’s developing body in a collision: their head, neck and spine.

Proper Use

Proper Installation

Proper Harnessing

Forward Facing Harness

Forward-Facing Seat

Children who have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their car seat should use a forward-facing seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the limits of the car seat.

Proper Use

Proper Installation

Proper Harnessing

Booster Seat

Booster Seat

All children whose weight or height exceeds the forward-facing limit for their car seat and are developmentally mature should use a booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits them properly.

Proper Use

Proper Harnessing

Seatbelt

Vehicle Seat Belt

When children are old enough for the vehicle seat belt to fit them correctly, they should use lap and shoulder seat belts for the best protection. All children under 13 should ride in the back seat.

Proper Fit

If you need assistance with your car seat, please call us at (321) 841-5731 or email [email protected] to set up an appointment.