Car Seats 101
The ultimate job of a car seat is to minimize injury to your child during a crash. Injury can be caused by a number of things including:
- intruding objects making contact with your child,
- your child hitting something in the vehicle, such as the back of the front seat, or
- your child’s body coming to a sudden halt.
Any part of your child’s body can become injured during a crash, however, head injury is the leading cause of vehicle crash-related deaths for children ages 0-12 years*. Your child’s head should always be protected to avoid serious and permanent injury.
*Child Injury Led Design & Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Here you'll find some information to help you understand more about car seats and how to choose the one that's right for you.