Child-safety seats are an important part of keeping your child safe in your car. To be effective, however, they must be installed correctly. This is harder than it sounds; 3 out of 4 children aren't as safe in a car because their car seat is installed incorrectly, according to Safe Kids Oregon, a nonprofit agency dedicated to children's safety.
Related: Car Seat Checks
This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, a time to remind parents about proper car seat use and encourage them to check their children's car seats for correct installation and use.
At Cars.com, we have four editors who are certified child passenger safety technicians. We use our expertise to cover car-seat news and recalls as well as conduct Car Seat Checks with test cars that arrive at our Chicago headquarters.
For parents, here are a few stories and a video that will help ensure that they're using their child's car seat correctly:
- Child Passenger Safety Week: Resource Guide
- February Brings Changes to Latch Guidelines
- Car Seats: Don't Forget to Use the Top Tether Anchor
- How Cars.com Conducts Car Seat Checks