To help create a safe environment for your infant and/or young child, you need to pay attention to your vehicle and its surroundings. Here’s how to keep kids safe in and around cars.
1. Car-Seat Safety
Evaluate whether the car seat or booster seat is a proper fit for your car (not all are). The car seat must be properly installed, too. You can often get assistance from a local firehouse, police station or car seat inspection station near you where certified technicians are readily available. There are car seat options for children based on their age and weight. As for how long to keep toddlers in a rear-facing car seat? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends until age 2, or until they’ve reached the maximum height and weight for their seat.