Find the best infant car seat and instructions for safe car seat installation at: http://BuckleUp.tamu.edu
This website makes it easy for parents and care givers to find a certified child passenger safety technician in Texas. A certified child passenger safety technician is someone who has successfully completed a national curriculum designed to teach the correct selection, installation and use of car seats. At this free website, parents enter their city, county or zip code. Then the website returns a list of certified child safety seat technicians in their area. Technicians instruct parents and care givers on correct car seat installation, as well as, make sure that they have the correct seat for their child's age, weight and physical development.
When used correctly, car seats work very well to protect children. However, misuse of car seats is high. Nationally it is reported as 75-80%. Misuse is high because choosing the best infant car seat and safe car seat installation is often a complex process. There are so many different types of car seats on the market and many different systems in vehicles to keep the seats secure.
Many different considerations are involved in finding the best infant car seat for your child. First, it is important to choose the proper direction for the car seat to face – rear-facing or forward-facing. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children stay rear-facing to age two or to the weight and height limit of their seat. For an average size child, this means that rear-facing can be an option to age three or more. In addition to direction, it is also important to choose which position in the vehicle to install the car seat. Finally, selection of the seat should be based on your child's age, weight, height and physical development. Contacting a certified technician from the buckleup.tamu.edu website can help make sure that you have made the correct choice in direction, selection and installation of your car seat.
This website makes it convenient for parents and caregivers to find help close to home. A free inspection appointment can be setup with a certified technician to ensure that the child is riding as safely as possible. Technicians provide one-on-one education on how to install car seats in their vehicles. You will need to bring your child, your car seat and the instruction manuals from both the seat and your vehicle when you come for your inspection. Time spent in getting an inspection is well worth the peace of mind in knowing that your child is riding as safely as possible.