Do you know the correct way to install a car seat for your child?
Nowadays, there are so many options for car seats and they vary depending on the age, height and weight of your child. Having the right car seat for your child and installing it in your car correctly can change the outcome of a car crash.
If you want to know for sure, Montgomery County Hospital District, in partnership with Safe Kids Greater Houston, will check car seats by appointment by calling 832-822-2277. Additional information can be found on their website http://safekidsgreaterhouston.org/
Did You Know?
- Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.
- Children ages 2 to 5 who use safety belts prematurely are four times more likely to suffer a serious head injury in a crash than those in child safety seats or booster seats.
- Of those children ages 12 and under who died in vehicle crashes in 2011, 33 percent were unrestrained.
- Children should ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old.
Informative Links:Car Seat Safety Tips
To locate the Child Safety Seat Recall List, please visit www.nhtsa.gov
For the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall List, please visit www.cpsc.gov.