How to Stay Up To Date on Car Seat Safety

by Alli

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My 5th grandchild is scheduled to arrive in December. This will be the first child for my son and daughter-in-law. What a great Christmas gift! We don’t have any December babies, so we’re really excited.

We already know it’s a boy. When Finley arrives, I will have five grandsons. That’s right – five boys! I have my fingers crossed for a girl eventually, but I now have lots of practice being Nana to all boys. So this will be a piece of cake. I think.

My youngest grandson is five, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had an infant car seat in my car. Since safety rules are always being improved upon, it’s time for me to update my knowledge on car seats. Good thing Cars.com has everything I need to know about car seat safety.

Car Seat Safety

Whether you’re buying a new car or need to know how to correctly install a car seat in a car you already own, Cars.com has all the info you need. You can find out which cars received all A’s in their car seat safety check.

Car Seat Safety

Back in the day, when my children were babies, our cars didn’t have a Latch System. A Latch System means Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children and is supposed to make it easier to correctly install car seats. Sometimes these latches are hidden and require you to dig deep into the seat cushion to find them. I had to dig pretty deep to find the latch in my car!

Car Seat Safety

It’s sad that not all cars are car seat friendly. At Cars.com, you can enter your car’s make and model and find out if your car received all A’s! If you’re in the market for a new car, find out which cars are the most car seat friendly!

Car Seat Safety

When my grandkids are riding in the car, I want them to be as safe as possible. Now that I know how to properly install the car seat, I’m good to go!

Does your car receive all A’s? I’m relieved to know that mine does!

 

22 comments

robin rue October 30, 2017 - 6:09 am

My car seat days have long passed, but my brother’s 11 month old needs to come out of his infanst seat soon and he will be needing a new car seat soon.

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Brandi H October 30, 2017 - 8:04 am

Congrats on the new grandchild! This is an excellent topic for parents to beware of. Car seats can be very difficult sometimes and it’s important to make sure your little one is safe. I love that you can easily check your vehicles at Cars.com

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Amber Myers October 30, 2017 - 8:13 am

Oh yes, I always want to be sure kids are safe in cars. My kids are older so no more carseats, but I remember being concerned when they were tiny.

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy October 30, 2017 - 9:59 am

Wow this is good information for parents! I know we got our car seats inspected at the fire department to make sure that everything was done properly.

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Tomi C October 30, 2017 - 10:03 am

Car seat safety is so important and I’m glad our local police department hosts free monthly car seat checkups. I wish more parents would take advantage of this service.

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candy October 30, 2017 - 10:16 am

Car seat safety has certainly changed since we had our babies. Every state seems to have different rules so be sure to check them out. Wonderful reminder of how important car seat safety is.

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adriana October 30, 2017 - 6:12 pm

With all of the changing guidelines and new models that come out, this is so important! There are so many out there and it can’t be easy to decide which to go with. I’ll pass this on to my momma friends!

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Liz Mays October 30, 2017 - 6:59 pm

I’m glad it’s easy to look up all of the important car safety info on Cars.com. That’s going to be a priority when deciding on a new car.

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Claudia Krusch October 30, 2017 - 7:46 pm

Car seats have really come a long way since my Son needed one. This is great information. It is so important to be up to date on safety when a new baby is coming. Congrats on your 5th grandson. December will be exciting for your family.

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Anita October 30, 2017 - 8:22 pm

We have to protect our little ones. Thanks for sharing this because the car seats have come a far way. Features that are available now, was not available back then. This would make a great baby shower gift.

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Marysa October 30, 2017 - 10:13 pm

We definite take our carseat safety seriously. It is great to have tools to help you figure out what is the best car for your family. How perfect to be able to do your research from home too!

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ricci October 30, 2017 - 11:38 pm

It is so important to stay up to date on car seat safety…I don’t have kids but I do have a TON of nieces and nephews and I think the LATCH system is genius!! It is a time saver for this crazy aunt!! LOL!!

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Chubskulit Rose October 31, 2017 - 9:19 am

This is a very helpful and informative article for parents with little ones using car seats. Up-to-date car safety is very crucial to keep your kids safe on the road.

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Rosemary Palmer October 31, 2017 - 10:21 am

There’s so much more to know about car seats now than 30 years. My niece has 3 boys age 4 and younger so her car is full with them. And she is very diligent about these things.

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Kita Bryant October 31, 2017 - 1:23 pm

5 boys?? Wow! Your hands are full! Congrats on the 5th grandson though!

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My Teen Guide October 31, 2017 - 2:05 pm

I think it is awesome that cars.com provides information about car seat safety too. Back in the day when my kids were babies, you were left to figure out how to install car seats yourself. We have a new niece coming on Valentine month. We are going to have lots of time to practice.

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Sandy N Vyjay October 31, 2017 - 6:51 pm

Congratulations! you must be really excited about the arrival of your 5th grandson. It must be exciting to make preparations and I can see you are ready to take him on his first drive. But so right in ensuring all safety precautions.

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Lori Vachon October 31, 2017 - 9:18 pm

First of all congratulations on the upcoming birth of your newest grandchild, yay! Car seat safety is definitely something that needs to be addressed and readdressed, it cannot be stressed enough.

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valmg @ Mom Knows It All November 1, 2017 - 8:43 am

Proper installation of a car seat is so important and yet so many struggle with it. Knowing how car seat friendly a car is could be very helpful.

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Marianne August 10, 2018 - 8:30 am

Hi, this is a very useful post thanks! I’ve heard about Cars.com from a few places now and I really need to get organized and investigate what services they provide to people for their car seats! Thanks again, Marianne.

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