Car Seats

Car Seat Tips

  • Parents of premature babies are advised to consult with their pediatricians for advice on choosing the right car seat to meet their child's needs.
  • Always follow manufacturer's instructions for installing and using a car seat.
  • The NHTSA recommends that child safety seats be replaced following a moderate or severe crash in order to ensure a continued high level of crash protection for child passengers.1

  1. http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/ChildRestraints/ReUse/RestraintReUse.htm

Leachco Preemie Smart Prop Ease

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The hinged design of this prop will fit easily into your car seat, swing, or stroller to give your preemie the support he needs. Machine washable and dryable.

Chicco

www.chiccousa.com

Chicco's KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat is designed for babies as small as 4 pounds and features a 5-point harness, a removable newborn insert for smaller infants and is compatible with several Chicco strollers. The KeyFit 30 was also rated "Very Good" (a score of 80 out of 100 points) by Consumer Reports.1


  1. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/babies-kids/baby-toddler/car-seats/infant-car-seat-ratings/models/overview/chicco-keyfit-30-99024766.htm

Safe Kids Connecticut: Car Seat Info

www.ctsafekids.org

Locations of fitting stations and Car Seat Check Events throughout Connecticut, and information on selecting, securing and installing a car seat.

U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission's Recalls and Product Safety Information

www.cpsc.gov
Recall Email List Signup: https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx

On the CPSC's Recalls and Product Safety page you can search for recall information on a variety of product categories including child products such as car seats, strollers, cribs and toys.

Consumer Reports

www.consumerreports.org

Consumer Reports' National Testing and Research Center is "the largest nonprofit educational and consumer product testing center in the world."1 They regularly test and rate infant, convertible, toddler, and booster seats for crash protection, ease of use, and fit to vehicle. On their site you will find recommendations and buying guides to help you choose the right car seat for your child. (Note: some site content is only available through paid subscription.)


  1. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/aboutus/test/index.htm

The content of TTMF.org is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended, and should not be used, to replace the advice of healthcare professionals. All medical advice, care, treatment, questions and decisions should be thoroughly discussed with your personal physician(s).

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