Beep Beep! It's Child Passenger Safety Week
Written By: Kaitlin Bednarz M.S., CCC-SLP
At Jump Start, we value your child’s safety and are celebrating Child Passenger Safety Week by spreading awareness and resources!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed September 19-25, 2021 as Child Passenger Safety Week and September 25, 2021 as National Seat Check Saturday! According to a study in 2018, car crashes are the leading cause of death for children (Cunningham et al., 2018).
The NHTSA has three main steps for the car seat process:
1. Finding the Right Seat
Did you know that there are 4 car seat types? https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#find-the-right-car-seat-car-seat-types
Head over to this website to enter your child’s age, height, and weight to help find the right car seat! https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/right-seat?_ga=2.158561082.1851119978.1632405980-1569682280.1632405980
2. Installing the Seat
For learning about the different parts of the seat, head to: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#parts-tips
For car seat installation tips and instructions, head to: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#installation-help-car-seat-installation-instructions
Enter your zip code in the link below to find an inspection station near you! You can also learn more about how to install your seat correctly! https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats#installation-help-inspection
Register your car seat with the manufacturer so you can receive recalls and safety notices on your child’s seat!
Your child’s safety in the car is wheely important and we hope these resources steer you in the right direction!