Child Passenger Safety Resources for Parents | The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Car Seat Safety for Kids

Child Passenger Safety Resources for Parents

Fact sheets

These educational tools address the many questions you may have about safe seating positions for children, use of belts and tethers, safe cars for families, correct belt-positioning booster seat use, transitioning children to adult seat belts, and helping teens to be smart passengers.

A guide to the latest recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

In March 2011, the AAP revised its child passenger safety recommendations, with CHOP’s Dennis Durbin, MD, MSCE serving as the lead author of the revisions. Watch the podcast.

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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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