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Car seat safety

Car seat safety

Children’s Hospital is a statewide leader in car seat safety.

When used and installed correctly, car seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent. 

See below for more information and take the Transporting Children Safely Online Course.

Car seat safety

Comprehensive Car Seat Sheet

Use this guide to learn which car seat is safest for your child at every age and stage. En Espanol
booster seat

Booster seats

Booster seats are an important step between the time when a child has outgrown a harness seat and is ready to sit using a seat belt only. En Espanol
forward facing car seat

Forward-facing car seats

Guide to proper fit and correct use of forward-facing car seats, including when to move to a booster seat. En Espanol
rear facing car seat

Rear-facing car seats

Guide to proper fit and correct use of rear-facing car seats, including when to move to forward-facing car seat. En Espanol

 
Please note: The videos below show adjusting the harness for one type of car seat. Consult your car seat manufacturer instructors for details regarding the harnessing for your specific car seat. 

Video: How to adjust car seat harness straps: forward-facing

 

Video: How to adjust car seat harness straps: rear-facing

 
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Car Seat Check Events and Installation Sites

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Safe Kids Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the lead agency for Safe Kids Wisconsin and Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin and the leader in car seat education in Wisconsin.