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How to Find the Right Car Seat
Infant, convertible, or booster seat?

At NHTSA, we know that finding the right car seat and installing it correctly is no easy task. Then there's the question of when to transition your child to another type of car seat.



Follow these steps to help you through the decision-making process and keep your child safe.


Car Seat Safety Steps


Step 1

Find the right car seat based on:


Car Seat Types

Step 2

Install your car seat correctly


Follow these car seat installation tips to keep your child safe.

Step 3

Register your car seat


Don't delay—register your car seat today to receive car seat and booster seat recall notices.

Step 4

Get recall notifications on your car seat


Sign up to receive e-mail alerts about car seat and booster seat recalls from NHTSA.