Securing child safety seats

Make sure car seats are installed correctly and you’re following the safest guidelines to protect your child.

The laws and guidelines about child safety seats change as researchers learn more about the best ways to protect our children while driving. Here are some ways we can help keep our children seat while in a car:

  • Follow the guidelines and laws in your area. If a research scientist recommends a safer practice, most parents will want to follow it. Laws are designed to enforce safety standards in all vehicles. And while using that booster seat long after you feel it's necessary might seem like a pain, it's worth knowing you're taking the right precautions. Learn more about car seats, safe driving with children and more at the Parents Central Child Car Safety resource site from
  • Read the instruction manual carefully when you're installing child safety seats. They're not all designed the same. Better yet, take advantage of a local fire department or other organization's safety seat check day, and let them look at how you have it installed to make sure it's correct. Here's how to find a car seat inspection location.
  • ​To find out if your safety seat is recalled, call or sign up for email alerts here.



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