Motor vehicle accidents are the #1 killer of children in the United States.
You can reduce that risk by 70 percent simply by properly installing a child's safety seat and using it every time your child rides in a car.
Today, car seat use is mandatory in every state, including that first ride home from the hospital.
When purchasing a car seat for your child, a new car seat is best. If you buy a seat that is used, it can be difficult to tell if the seat has been recalled or has been damaged in a crash.
New advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will change the way many parents buckle up their children for a drive.
Using a car seat correctly makes a big difference. Even the right seat for your child's size may not properly protect your child in a crash unless it is used correctly. So take a minute to check to be sure.
One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Special guest, Dr. Marilyn J. Bull, offers guidance on choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child.