Car Seat Safety
The best protection for your child in a vehicle crash is a properly secured child safety seat. However, buying and installing the correct seat for your child can be confusing. Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death in children, and 4 out of 5 car seats are not properly installed.
Watch this video to learn some of the simple steps that you can do to help save your child's life:
General car seat safety resources and state guidelines:
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Iowa Car Seat Safety
- Minnesota Car Seat Safety
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- SafeKids Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Car Seat Safety
Organizations such as local health departments, family resource centers and car dealerships may offer free car seat checks by trained technicians. Call a location near you for more information.