Other Considerations

Before putting your child in a car seat, read the manufacturer's instructions so you know how your car seat works. Pay close attention to guidance on how to adjust your car seat's harness for proper fit. The harness secures your child at the strongest parts of his or her body and keeps the child in the vehicle during a crash. For other tips and information on recalls, used car seats, wearing a seat belt while pregnant, replacing car seats after a crash, refer to those sections on the left navigation.