Did you know that 81 per cent of child car seats are installed incorrectly?

Parents and caregivers reminded about ensuring car seats and booster seats are properly installed

Did you know that up to 81 per cent of car seats and up to 50 per cent of booster seats are improperly installed?

If you have any questions about car and booster seat installation, a spokesperson from Parachute is available to answer them.

During Child Passenger Safety Week, which is taking place between now until September 20, 2014, Parachute wants to remind parents and caregivers about the importance of ensuring that car seats and booster seats are properly installed.  This includes:

·      Before securing a child into the car seat, make sure you have the right seat for your child’s height, weight, and developmental stage.

·      Have infants and toddlers remain in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible. Rear-facing seats are designed to protect your child’s weak head and neck muscles in the event of a collision.

·      Read both your car and car seat manuals to learn how to best install your child car seat in your car.

For car and booster seat guidelines and installation tips and videos, log onto parachutecanada.org. If you would like to talk more about the facts on proper car and booster seat installations, we can answer your questions.

Parachute is a national charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. For information, visit us at parachutecanada.org, follow us on Twitter, and join us on Facebook.