As part of our commitment to child safety, CHI St. Joseph Health wants to be sure that you know the facts about car seat safety.
Texas law requires that all children under four years of age be in a child safety seat while riding in the car. This means your baby must ride in a child safety seat when leaving the hospital. You should plan to purchase a seat that meets federal safety standards and have it installed a few weeks prior to your expected due dates.
One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Proper use of car safety seats helps keep children safe. But with so many styles and sizes of car safety seats on the market, deciding which one is best for your child can be overwhelming.
The type of seat your child needs depend on several factors, including your child’s age and size and the type of vehicle you drive.
Here are a few resources to help you with choosing and installing a child safety seat.