4 Solutions to Common Car Seat Safety Problems

4 Solutions to Common Car Seat Safety Problems

1. Problem: You already have a car seat, but are unsure of the proper way for it to be installed.

Solution: Click here to view our list of local organizations that provide nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians that can teach you how to properly install your child’s safety seat free of charge.

2. Problem: You are worried about accidentally leaving the baby in the backseat.

Solution: Woman’s is now offering free backseat reminder tags. While the hang tags are not intended to replace parents’ alertness, they serve as an extra reminder for parents to check for their child in the backseat. Visit womans.org/LookBACK to download and print a hang tag at home or find locations to pick up a printed one.

3. Problem: You need to purchase a car seat, but aren’t sure which one is safest.

Solution: You can compare different makes and models by clicking here and utilizing the easy-to-use tool to find a car seat according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s best practices recommendations.

4. Problem: You have recently been in a crash and do not know if you should keep the same car seat or not.

Solution: Many car seat manufacturers recommend you replace your car seat after any crash. Sometimes your insurance may allow you to include the cost of replacing your child’s car seat in your claim; however you should check with your insurance provider to be sure. REMEMBER: Some strain on a car seat after a crash may be visible, but some may not.

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