Finding the Right Car Seat for Your Child

A properly installed child seat can greatly reduce the chances of your child experiencing an injury during a collision. The first step to keeping your child safe is to find the right type of seat for their age.

As an infant, you should be using a seat that has a harness system. It's designed to protect the child's neck and spine. At about a year of age, you can move onto a rear-facing seat. They should have enough room to sit flush against the back. It should also feature anchors. Once your child turns four, they're ready for a front-facing seat. The seat should have a tether strap system for safety. Finally, from the ages of eight to twelve, your child should use a booster seat. It provides enough height for the seat belt to be effective.

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