Kid Car NY cares about the safety of your child, whether or not you are riding in one of our vehicles. We have provided you with The Kid Car Calculator to determine the appropriate child safety seat for your child, and a list of important links that we hope will provide you with valuable information regarding child safety in automobiles. There are three guiding principles that you will note throughout these sites. We take these principles to heart when it comes to the safety of your child:
- •Infants should ride in rear-facing child safety seats as long as possible.
- •Toddlers should ride in forward-facing child safety seats with harnesses as long as possible.
- •School-age children should ride in booster seats until the adult seat belt fits properly (usually 4'9" and 80-100lbs).
Kid Car NY regularly provides presentations on Child Passenger Safety to medical staff and parent groups. These 30-45 minute presentations are free of charge and detail how parents can dramatically increase the safety of their children when riding in automobiles. If you would like to arrange a presentation, please email CPSPresentations@KidCarNY.com.
Kid Car NY uses the following car seats in its vehicles:Children 0-6, 5-65lbs: Graco Smart Seat
Children 0-6, 5-65lbs: Britax Boulevard
Children 1-6, 22-65lbs: Safety First Go Hybrid
Children 5+, Amp™ Performance No-Back Booster Car Seat "Something every parent should see"
Your child is 59% safer in a booster seat than in a seat belt. This video was developed by General Motors and SafeKids to show why children in seat belts are 4-times more likely to suffer serious head trauma or spinal cord injuries in a crash than those that are properly restrained in a booster seat.Child Safety in Automobiles: Answers to Common Questions
What three steps can a parent follow to significantly increase the safety of their child? In a crash, what happens to a baby riding in a carrier (Baby Bjorn) when the parent is wearing a seatbelt? What are the laws in NY about child safety seats? These and other common questions were answered by Topher McGibbon in an online chat.Partners of Child Passenger Safety at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHoP)
A 1-stop shop for all of your questions regarding child safety in automobiles. CHoP has been instrumental in quantifying the need for proper restraint of children in automobiles and their research has led several states, including New York, to require that children under the age of seven be properly restrained when riding in an automobile.NHTSA's Child Seat Ease of Use Ratings
A list of Infant, Convertible, Forward facing, Combination, and Booster seats ranked by the NHTSA on multiple categories, including assembly, labels, instructions, installation, securing your child, and overall ease of use.The Car Seat Lady
An up-to-date resource created by an expert on child safety in automobiles. The web site includes contact information for a local, trained professional you can call to ensure your car or booster seat is properly installed.Seatcheck.org
Get your car seat inspected by a local, trained professional to ensure that it is properly installed.Back to Top