November is Child Safety Month. You can find great tips on keeping your child safe here, but we want to focus on keeping your child safe in a vehicle. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, road injuries are the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children and using a car seat correctly can reduce the chance of your child’s risk of death by 71 percent.
Many car seats are installed and used incorrectly. To ensure the safest trip for your little one, reach out to a professional about your car seat if you are having trouble securing it yourself. Safe Kids Worldwide has car seat safety checks in the Greater Houston area on a regular basis. Check their website to find one that works with your schedule. It is also important to know if your car seat has been in a wreck or is older than six years. If you don’t know the answers to either of those questions, it's safer for you to not use that car seat.
This month, take some time to pay attention to ways you can implement new habits in your child’s life that will keep them safe.