All children should be placed in properly fitting child safety seats, booster seats, or seat belts every time they ride in a car or truck. Car seats and seat belts save lives! Fewer children are dying or being seriously injured in car accidents today than in years past. In large part, this is due to increases in the numbers of children who are buckled up properly while riding in a car. Unfortunately, many children still are not buckled up properly and some are not buckled up at all!
It is critically important that your child ride in a properly fitted seat. This guide will help you know which type of car seat is right for your child.
Built-in seats are available in some cars and vans. Refer to your owner's manual, or call the car's manufacturer, for information on weight and height limits.
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