Basics of Child Restraint Selection

Properly used child restraints and seat belts provide very good protection to children. Providing this protection to children in crashes requires three important steps:

Restraint Selection
The restraint used must be the right type for the size and age of the child,
Harnessing
The child must be buckled correctly into the restraint according to the manufacturer's instructions, and
Installation
The restraint must be correctly installed in the car according to instructions.
Please visit the NC Child Passenger Resource Center’s Web site for additional information on the basics of child restraint selection.