Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It is Child Saftey Week. Are You Booster Seat Ready?

**The information in this article was provided to me by Chicco.**

If you have not already read in a recent survey, significant statistics supporting the fact that parents have been misinformed about booster seat safety. If you have been misinformed, this is what you might want to know to keep your booster seat child or children safe:

* When it comes to knowing the guidelines for when it’s safe for a child to ride in a car without a car seat or booster seat, 88% of parents of children ages 0-10 years did not correctly answer that it’s a combination of child’s height and proper fit of a seat belt.

* Fewer than half of parents correctly identified the most important feature to look for when choosing a booster seat, a design that positions the shoulder and lap seat belt across the child’s chest and lap properly.

* When it comes to knowing the guidelines for when it’s safe for a child to begin using a booster seat instead of a convertible car seat, more than 95% of parents of children age 0-10 years did not correctly answer that it’s a combination of a child being at least 4 years old and mature enough to sit still in a booster seat.

Given these statistics, I’d like to introduce you to Chicco’s KeyFit Strada Booster, which was announced this month as one of the “Best Bet” booster seats out of 72 booster seats that were evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Chicco is committed to safety and providing consumers with products that meet industry standards.

Please visit the Chicco website and do your part with rotecting your child or children in your vehicle.

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