Car Seat Safety Tips

May 31 - PL Car Seat SafetyDuring the summer, families often have babysitters driving their children around. The car that your babysitter uses should be safe, reliable and have the appropriate child safety seats installed.  Share these tips with your babysitter to help ensure the safety of your children while riding in a car:

  • Be sure the car seat is installed correctly as more than half of car seats are not. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to lock and hook all of the attachments.
  • Prior to securing a child in a car seat, test it out by giving it a tug. You should not be able to move the car seat more than an inch.
  • Until they grow out of it, use a rear-facing car seat for the best protection of the head, neck, and spine for your baby.
  • Car seats have an expiration date. Check the label to clarify that it is still safe to use.
  • Make sure the car seat fits your child’s age, weight, height, and development.
  • Steer away from buying used car seats.
  • When your child outgrows a car seat, move to a booster seat.

If your babysitter is using your car, he/she may need to be added to your policy. If he/she is using their own car, make sure their insurance policy has adequate coverage. To learn more about protecting your family, contact a trusted AssuredPartners NL agent at (888) 702-0901.

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