Child Safety SeatsBetween 80 to 90% of child safety seats are used incorrectly. Child safety seats are extremely effective in reducing injury and death of children under the age of 1 year old or about 20 pounds. Children are at higher risk of injury than adults because their bodies have not developed fully and they have more fragile skulls, thinner rib cages, and shorter statures (www.nsc.org). When properly used, the child restraint seats reduce forces exerted on the child’s bodies. According to the National Safety Belt Coalition, “The best care seat is one that fits the child, fits the vehicle and is one you will be able to install and use correctly every time.” Due to modifications in new automobiles, it has become easier to fit child safety seats into cars. If you are having problems installing a safety seat, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
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See Website: National Safety Council