Car seat safety is something that is very important to me, so when Momfluence asked me to share how to keep children, or little passengers, safe in the car, I jumped at the chance.
This is an issue we’ve been talking about a lot in our house since the 5 year old would LOVE to ride in a booster seat so I don’t have to buckle her in. She’s super light though, at only 37 lbs. and she still fits in her Britax Decathlon. The booster will have to wait.
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My 7 year old will be 8 soon, and thinks 8 is the magic number to ditch the booster seat, so I explained to her that she will need to pass this test to ride without a booster. She wasn’t too pleased with that, but her safety comes first.
For current laws in your state, look here. Our state, Pennsylvania requires children to ride in car seats until age 4, and booster seats until age 8, and in the backseats until age 12. Think that’s overkill? Google car seat or booster seat crash test.
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There are some amazing resources available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about child seat safety. These links were provided by the NHTSA and the Ad Council.
A safety expert mans @ChildSeatSafety on Twitter, and will answer any questions that parents have about child passenger safety. This is such a unique resource from a government agency!
The Ad Council and the NHTSA have created a site with all the resources parents need to keep their smallest passengers safe. On the site you can find your local inspection station, watch instructional videos, and even take a fun quiz!
If you have questions about car seat safety, please feel free to leave them in the comments.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid post, nor did I receive compensation for it.