It’s up to you to make sure that your baby is safe when riding in a car. The Traffic Safety Education Project provides information on everything from car seat and booster seat checks to pedestrian safety. Information is available to help you avoid unintentionally putting your baby at risk because of an incorrectly positioned car seat.
Use the car seat finder to find the right car seat based on your child’s birth date, height, and weight. Once you have your new car seat, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can guide you through installation and help you find a local car seat inspection place to have it inspected for proper installation.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “A Parent’s Guide to Playing it Safe with Kids in the Car“
If You’re Pregnant
And make sure that you are also wearing your seat belts and following seat belt recommendations for pregnant drivers and passengers – your baby needs you to arrive safely, too!