The single biggest threat to your babies life as documented every year by every relevant US government agency is the threat when they are travelling in the car with you, friends or family.
Here are a few tips to make sure your baby will always be safe when travelling in a car.
When buying a car seat, make sure you look for;
A label that clearly states that it meets or exceeds the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
That the car seat is setup exactly and will suit a child of your weight and height
Really be that the seat you choose fits your child perfectly - Infants one year or younger and up to 20 pounds must be placed in a rear-facing seat, toddlers (older than 1 year and between 20 and 40 pounds) may use a forward-facing seat, and children who are between 40 and 80 pounds need to be placed in a booster seat.
Check recent car seat recalls before making a purchase
Be aware of the type of seat belts your car has; all car seats are not compatible with all seat belts
Consider choosing a seat that is upholstered in fabric - it may be more comfortable for your child.
About The Author
Jamie Starr is a writer for Baby-Skim.com. This is article is from the Baby-Skim book "How to choose the best baby products for your Newborn baby." If you are interest in reading the rest of this article and more you can download the ebook free at http://www.Baby-Skim.com. Baby-Skim is a website dedicated to helping new and experienced parents with baby products, parenting information and children books.