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Car Seat Safety for Kids

About Us

Car Seat Safety for Kids is a joint effort of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). It provides parents with information they can trust from the Hospital’s world-renowned experts in child passenger safety.

We designed this site to help parents keep their kids safe in crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and disabling injury for children. Many of these injuries can be prevented through proper use of car seats and booster seats. The information on this site is based in science and is consistent with current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is regularly updated and reviewed by CHOP experts.

We are grateful to Global Automakers and Kohl’s for providing generous grants to develop this site.

Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP)

CIRP is a comprehensive research center that brings together behavioral sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, biomechanical engineering, clinical medicine, communications and public health. For more than 15 years, CIRP researchers have been conducting rigorous science and turning the results into practical tools and advocacy to prevent injuries. CIRP engages a large network of partnerships with universities, government, non-profit organizations and industry to make changes that carry all the way from the research lab to the roads.

Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program

The Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program, part of the Trauma Center at CHOP, is a multi-faceted health education program that offers useful information and resources to prevent childhood injuries. The Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program is a community-based outreach effort in the greater Philadelphia area. A major focus of the program is CHOP’s extensive car seat inspection stations and check-up events. The Safety Center located at CHOP offers child safety products at low prices along with instruction on product use. The Kohl’s Mobile Safety Center van takes our Kohl’s Safety Center on the road and travels throughout the area to community events.

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Four Key Safety Tips

  • Restrain your child on every trip, every time.
  • Keep your child in the back seat.
  • Use the best safety restraint for your child's size.
  • Use child safety seats and seat belts correctly.

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Order our free DVD, "A Crash Course in Child Passenger Safety," with content available in both English and Spanish: