Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Child Seat Safety Follow Up

This is such an important topic, the safety of our children. I wanted to post some information again in case you missed my original post.

We put our children in a car seat and many of us think that that's enough. But what if they aren't installed properly? Do you know your state laws regarding when a child can switch from a rear facing to a forward facing? Yea, you're probably not exactly sure. That's what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is here for. They provide online resources that give us the ability to keep our children safe.

- Twitter: An actual safety expert mans the @ChildSeatSafety account on Twitter, and they will continue to answer any questions that parents have about child passenger safety. This is such a unique resource from a government agency!

- Facebook: NHTSA has a Facebook page at http://facebook.com/childpassengersafety where parents can learn about everything from LATCH to locating inspection offices.

- Website: The Ad Council and the NHTSA have created a site with all the resources parents need to keep their smallest passengers safe: http://childcarsafety.adcouncil.org/ Find your local inspection station, watch instructional videos, and even take a fun quiz!

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