So I know that we normally talk a lot about bottles, teethers, and toys and such. But since we’re all about safety here, I thought I’d throw out a few things that I’ve run across recently.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a new ease-of-use rating system for car seats. Parents looking for a seat for their infant, toddler, or 4-8 year old child can review this site to see how easy certain car seat features are to use — before they buy.
The seats are rated in four categories:
- Evaluation of Instructions
- Vehicle Installation Features
- Evaluation of Labels
- Securing the Child
Each category has a rating from 1 to 5 stars. I checked out our infant safety seat and they were pretty spot on. So when our little guy outgrows his seat (he’s already approaching 20 pounds), I think I’ll use this site before we purchase the next one.