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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Car Seats/ Child Safety Seats

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Car Seats/ Child Safety Seats

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: October 2001
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

Why should my child ride in a child safety seat?

How do child safety seats work?

When should I use a child safety seat?

Which child safety seat is right for my child?

What is the correct way to use a child safety seat?
Child safety seats should be positioned according to how much your child weighs. You should always follow the manufacturer's directions for installing the seat in the car. If you have questions about child safety seats, contact your pediatrician, a local safety group, or the National Highway Safety Administration's toll-free safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.

Positioning

Installation

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