Not sure what car seat is perfect for your child? Nancy breaks down all the factors in choosing #TheRightSeat for your child to start National Child Passenger Safety Week.
National Child Safety series week is designed to provide information to keep your child safe while traveling. Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. Now you’ve determined that your child’s height and weight have allowed them to sit in the vehicle without a booster seat. Congratulations. To make sure your child is appropriately in his or her seat so that that seatbelt fits them properly here’s some recommendations. Your child’s feet should touch the vehicle floor flat when they are sitting back against the seat. Their knee should bend over the edge of the seat. The position of the lap belt should be across their thighs and not their abdomen. The shoulder strap, that should be positioned across the shoulder and chest and never accost the face and neck. Some children, they tend to put that shoulder strap behind their back, prevent this from happening as serious injury could occur in an accident.
It is recommended that children under the age of 13 remain in the back seat as that’s the safest location in the vehicle. But if your child rides in the front seat, position that seat far enough away from the dashboard is possible as airbags are located therein most vehicles. Never let your child rest against the location of an airbag. Keeping your children safe is our main goal. Children depend on us to protect them. Remember, if you have any questions about child passenger safety, it’s always recommended to refer to your vehicle’s owner manual and a car seat manual. If you’re concerned your car seat is not properly installed, seek out a certified child passenger safety technician, which I am, for assistance. You can also check the website safekids.org for a certified technician in your area. Thank you for watching. Hoping you learned something from our videos so that you’re keeping your child safe. Remember. new videos every Wednesday at 12:30. See you then.