If you drive with children in the car, you know that they are your most precious cargo on board. This is why you will want to keep them as safe as possible, and that starts with the proper car seat. With the baby’s first journey home from the hospital, parents are responsible for making sure that their kids travel safe. You can protect your kids by following simple safety measures and by knowing what the laws are for car seats.
Using a child safety seat (car seat) is the best protection you can give your child when traveling by car. Every state in the United States requires that an infant or small child be restrained. Child safety seats can reduce the risk of a potentially fatal injury substantially for babies in particular and also for toddlers. But many safety seats are used incorrectly. If you want to make sure that the seat is installed correctly, you can contact Social Services at 507-328-6400 and they can assist you. There are sometimes classes and seminars that are held to teach people how to install a car seat correctly.
When choosing a car seat, keep some important guidelines in mind. The best car seat is the one that best fits a child’s weight, size, age, and your vehicle. Once you select a seat, be sure to try it out, keeping in mind that store displays and illustrations might not show the correct usage. Having the right car seat is one of the most important things you can buy, so make sure you take your time choosing the one that is right.