While my boys are all out of car seats and into boosters (and old enough to drive, as the case may be), child passenger safety is always an important subject to me. Though we’re past the days of the LATCH system and the five-point harness and into the phase of “Yes, you MUST sit in the booster and NO, you cannot just sit in a seat belt,” so many of the people we care about are not.
I wanted to make sure to spread the word to all of my friends here that this Saturday, September 24th is Seat Check Saturday. Stop by the NHTSA’s Child Passenger Safety site to get more information on car seat installation and check out their inspection station locator to find out about events in your area.
Take a look at your own car seats and make sure that they’re in good shape, haven’t expired and are the right size for your child’s age, height and weight. Making sure that our children are safe as possible while riding in the car could very well save their lives!