The Best Car Seats, Car Seat Safety & Car Seat Installation. A car seat is one of those must have items – no exceptions. Here is a little information to get you started as you search for the perfect solution for your family.

Researching Car Seat Safety

There are a myriad of resources out these to research car seat safety.  Hopefully these sites will be able to help you narrow down your choice.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Consumer Search – convertible car seats

Consumer Search – infant car seats

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Safe Ride News

There have been some recent studies performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to test booster seats. Check out their listings of “best bets” and “not recommended” booster seats.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Booster seats: Best bets

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – Booster seats: Not recommended

Shopping for a Car Seat

You’ve done all of your research and made your selection. Now it’s time to go shopping…


I love my Recaro car seats! The company designs seats for race cars so I think they must know what they are doing.

All of these shops carry a wide selection of car seats to choose from.  I am sure you will be able to find the one you are looking for.
Amazon – Car Seats & Accessories

Babies “R” Us – – Fast, free shipping on orders over $49

Gap – Infant Car Seats, Booster Car Seats & Convertible Car Seats

giggle – Infant Car Seats, Booster Car Seats & Convertible Car Seats – Infant Car Seats, Booster Car Seats & Convertible Car Seats

The Land of Nod – Infant Car Seats, Booster Car Seats & Convertible Car Seats

Car Seat Installation

For some reason getting a car seat hooked properly into your car is always harder than it looks. I’ve seen some outrageous statistics regarding the percentage of car seats that are not installed correctly. All of those years of private school, college, graduate school and we still can’t figure it out. Luckily many sheriff, police and fire stations offer the service. You can also check with your local hospital. Your child’s safety and security is worth the extra time and effort. has a search feature so you can locate inspection services in your area.

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