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Car Seat Safety 101: Keep Your Child Safe in the Car

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There is a lot to learn about car seats. As a new parent it can be overwhelming. As an experienced parent car seat safety is still bewildering. After all to become a “car seat safety” expert, it starts with a 40-hour class (with tests and a car seat checkup event at the end). It continues with continued education all the time and for recertification every two years.

Our team here at Safe Ride 4 Kids consists of two long-time (since 2001 and 2004) Child Passenger Safety Technicians, one with a firefighter/paramedic background. Together we’ve helped parents install hundreds of car seats and have run this business as an educational outlet and place for innovative products since 2012.

And we are also parents. We’ve been doing the car seat safety thing day in and day out in our own personal lives for more than 12 years.

With this infograph we are pulling out some of the most important nuggets for you. It’s a little Car Seat Safety 101 online class! (Of course there is so much more to know which we cover in our blog… so feel free to peruse. If you feel like we’re missing something, let us know we’ll write about it.)

car seat safety 101

Pregnant driving statistics
Car seat statistics and Car seats for big kids info
Distracted driving statistics
Children left in hot cars and Hot cars what you need to know and Stats from Kids and Cars

Do’s and Dont’s:
Car safety
Pregnancy safety

Best Practice stages

School bus safety
School drop off safety
Distracting children

By Amie Durocher, Creative Director at Safe Ride 4 Kids and certified CPS Tech since 2004

Copyright 2018 Safe Ride 4 Kids. All rights reserved. You may not publish, broadcast, rewrite or redistribute this material without permission. You are welcome to link to Safe Ride 4 Kids or share on social media.


    1. How reclined does the child need to be? Many rear-facing car seats are fairly reclined (some more than others) and a 3 year old can still fit in many rear-facing car seats. If the child needs to be in more of a lying prone position, the only one available is the EZ-On harness.

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