ERIC Number: ED441581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Car Seats for Growing Children: Guidelines for Counselling Parents on Which Type of Car Seat To Use.
Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield. Div. of Traffic Safety.; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Children's car seats provide protection from the types of injury with the worst consequences. This document presents guidelines for selecting and installing child car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. The document includes suggestions for identifying when a child's safety restraint system should be changed, for determining if the restraint device is fitting correctly, and for purchasing child safety seats. Nine safety tips are outlined to allow safe car transportation of infants and young children: (1) quick safety seat checkup; (2) where a child should ride?; (3) how to protect your new baby in the car; (4) which safety seat to use for a big baby or toddler; (5) how preschool and school children should ride safely; (6) whether the safety seat is secure in the car; (7) harness strapsare a child's link to safety; (8) what safety seat recalls are; and (9) air bag safety. The appropriate size of an infant/child car seat for children of different weights is illustrated. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield. Div. of Traffic Safety.; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Note: Some illustrations and text may not reproduce adequately. Fact sheet from Safe Ride News Publications in Seattle, WA.