Kid Car cares about the safety of your child, whether or not you are riding in one of our vehicles. We have provided you with some important links that explain why car seats are important, help you select the right car seat, and even where to go to ensure that it is properly installed. When it comes to car seats, there are three general principles to remember:
- Infants should ride in rear-facing car seats as long as possible (NJ Law: Children <2 must be rear-facing).
- Toddlers should ride in forward-facing car seats with a harnesses for as long as possible.
- School-age children should ride in booster seats until the adult seat belt fits properly (usually 4’9″ and 80-100lbs).
Kid Car Car Seats
Kid Car car seats are NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident conditions.
Each convertible car seat is designed to seat rear-facing children from 5-45lbs, forward-facing children from 20-80lbs in a 5-point harness, and children up to 120lbs in a booster seat.
Each Sedan carries up to 2 car seats and each Minivan and SUV carries up to 3 car seats.
Additional safety links:
A 1-stop shop for all of your questions regarding child safety in automobiles. CHoP has been instrumental in quantifying the need for proper restraint of children in automobiles and their research has led several states, including New York, to require that children under the age of seven be properly restrained when riding in an automobile.
A list of Infant, Convertible, Forward facing, Combination, and Booster seats ranked by the NHTSA on multiple categories, including assembly, labels, instructions, installation, securing your child, and overall ease of use.
This list is managed by the Recall Management Division, Office of Defects Investigation Enforcement, and is updated whenever the agency publishes a child seat recall, or when new information is added to a recall record.
Get your car seat inspected by a local, trained professional to ensure that it is properly installed.