Every 33 seconds a child under the age of 13 is involved in a car crash. 33 seconds! With the correct use of car seats, boosters, seat belts those accidents can lead to less injuries & deaths.
Luckily we have evolved from the ways of our parents & grandparents & now have stricter car seat laws. In Nebraska, children 2 & under must be rear-facing & all children under the age of 8 must ride correctly secured in an approved child safety seat. It's not enough to just have your child in a car seat or booster but to make sure it is properly installed & your child is properly buckled in!
If you're involved in a car accident, whether your kids or in the vehicle or not, it is best & highly advised to replace your car seats. Even if they don't look like they have been damaged they could be compromised & be less reliable about keeping your child safe!
Head over to safekids.org for more car seat safety tips. & if you're concerned about installing your car seat correctly you should be able to stop at your local fire or police station where they will gladly do a safety check & help teach you how to properly install it!