NHTSA releases new car seat rating system

By Kristie Turck •  Published 02/14/08 •  1 min read

Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:05 pm

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:

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.

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