September is child passenger safety month, and as you know, your family's safety and wellness is our top priority. Take a moment to read through these important car seat safety rules to make sure your babies are buckled up properly.
1. Rear facing as long as possible!
Keep your child rear facing until at LEAST age two. It is much safer for children to ride rear facing, and most convertible car seats are designed to allow a typical three-year-old to rear face. Of course, always consults your car seat's manual for height and weight requirements.
2. Always tether a forward facing seat.
Regardless of whether your forward facing seat is installed using a latch system or using a seat belt, always use the back tethering strap! This dramatically decreases the range of motion of the head in case of an accident.
3. Stay in a booster until your big kid can pass the 5 step test.