Choosing a Car Seat for Your Child
Children under 5 feet tall and 80 pounds should always ride in a car seat when they are in the car. For these children, an automobile’s standard seats are often much too large to provide adequate safety and restraint. When buying a car seat, it is important to have a few goals in mind.
Unfortunately, having the right car seat does not guarantee your child’s safety in the event of a serious car accident. If you or your children were injured in a car accident that was another party’s fault, contact the Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Seats and Child Sizes
Car seats come in three main categories:
- Rear-facing – These seats are ideal for infants, usually until they reach 2 or 3 years old or can no longer fit in the seat safely.
- Front-facing – These seats are for toddlers who need more space than infants but less space than larger children.
- Booster – These seats are for children who are too big for front-facing seats and too small for regular seats; most children who use these seats are between 4 and 8 years old.
It is important to keep in mind that a high price does not guarantee safety. All car seats must go through extensive training before being marketed. The best seat for your child is the one that fits both your child and your car.
If you were in an accident that caused harm to you and your children, let the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® fight for you. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation.