- Rear-facing – these types of car seats are designed to protect a baby’s neck and spine in case of an unavoidable collision. Safety experts keeping your child in the rear-facing car seat as long as they fit. Typically, rear-facing seats are for newborns to toddlers.
- Front-facing – using straps and tethers, front-facing car seats are designed to prevent injuries in an accident. They keep your child from moving too far forward. The age group for front-facing car seats is usually 3 to 7 year olds.
- Booster seat –the purpose of a booster seat is to give your child the height they need for the seatbelt to lay properly on their upper thighs and across their chest. A booster seat also protects their backs and heads in a collision.
Heading home from the hospital
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