Get it from a store with trained staff
The CDC reported that your child’s risk of getting severely injured or dying in a car accident is reduced by 71% when in a properly fitted and secure car seat. Always purchase your car seat at a store with staff that are properly trained to fit a car seat to your car. Having the car seat fit well into your car is just as important as having your child fit safely into the car seat. The staff should come out to your car and assist you in making sure the car seat works with your car. You can also read your cars owner manual to get a better idea of what will fit in your car and exactly how you are supposed to install it. Also watch out for these shockingly common parenting mistakes that can put your child at risk.
Take into account how your child fits
The most important factors when fitting your child for a car seat are their height, weight, and age. Height and weight are much more important than age though. Even if your child meets the age requirement for a different type of carseat, don’t transition them until they weigh enough. Try out these parent control apps to keep your kids safe.