Texas requires that EVERYONE riding in a vehicle buckle up and children younger than 8 (unless taller than 4'9") MUST be secured in a child safety seat or booster.


The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children ride in safety seats until they are 8 years old AND 4'9".



Make sure your child is in a properly installed and correct sized car seat. This website by the Texas Department of Transportation allows you to find a car seat expert near you in Texas, as well as providing important information about the various stages of car seat use. 



Our mission is to prevent childhood injuries.

Safe Kids Worldwide® is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States.  

Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. 

The Safe Kids website contains information on where to get a car seat checked, seat recalls, how to register your seat, and also tips for proper use.

American Academy of Pediatrics


HealthyChildren.org is at parenting website backed by 67​,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. 

This website provides information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child as well as installation tips.

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