As noted, it's baby safety month, and one area of safety that's a huge deal is automobile safety for your...
As noted, it's baby safety month, and one area of safety that's a huge deal is automobile safety for your baby. An infant seat is a must have, in fact most hospitals won't let you go home with your baby until they see that you have one. But even if you have a home birth, this is something you need. Here are some tips that can help you choose the best car seat AND make sure that you have it installed correctly. You need to know your state car seat laws: States vary when it comes to policies and laws about car seats. In some states you have to have your child in a booster seat until he is 8 years old or 80 lbs. Other states have different laws. To learn your state's laws see Car Seat Laws by State. You must install your car seat correctly: If you install your car seat wrong, it won't be as safe. You also need to use it correctly. Learn how to install a car seat (pdf). If you need help, visit a car seat inspection site in your area. Preemies need special seats: If you have a preterm baby he may need a different sort of car seat. Learn how to choose a safe preterm infant seat. NEVER leave your baby unattended in his car seat: He could be seriously hurt or even die. If you're in an accident you MUST replace your infant car seat: Car seats that have been involved in an accident can sustain damage that may not be visible to you, but could prevent the seat from functioning properly.

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