From the moment you take your newborn home from the hospital to every time you get in the car to run errands, it is essential to make sure that your infant is safe, well supported and secure in his car seat. Proper seating can help greatly reduce your child’s risk for permanent injury if you were to get into an accident.
However, just because you have proper seating for your infant, doesn’t ensure that it is being properly used or was installed correctly. It is important to practice installing your new car seat and/or seek professional assistance before your infant rides in the car for the first time. Anne Middaugh, RN, MSN, CPS Technician, Community Health Specialist at NorthShore, offers her insight on proper child safety seat installation:
Where did you install your child’s car seat? What resources helped you determine the best place to put it?