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Choose the Best Seat

The "best" seat is one that fits your child's age and size, fits your car, and is used correctly each time you drive. The right car seat for your child will reduce head and neck movement, keep your child inside the vehicle if there's a crash, and prevent a life-altering injury. While all car seats must meet a federal safety standard, some seats are easier to install and use. Ask the store if you can try a car seat in your vehicle before you buy it.

The best seat for your child...
1 The Best Seat for Your Child: Birth to One Year Old
2 The Best Seat for Your Child: One to Four Years Old
3 The Best Seat for Your Child: Four to Eight Years Old
4 The Best Seat for Your Child: Eight Years and Older
5 The Best Seat for Your Child: Special Needs
6 Dictionary of Child Safety Seat Terms



The best seat for your car...
Child Car Seat Ease-of-Use Ratings: nhtsa.gov/Safety/Ease-of-Use (by clicking this link, you will leave the CarSeatsMadeSimple Web site)

Protect children from traffic injuries. You can do it!

Content provided by the Minnesota Safety Council, AAA Clubs of Minnesota, Safe Kids Minnesota and the
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety.