The Teen Titans Want to Be Sure You Choose #TheRightSeat for Your Child
Most parents know that it’s vital to have a high quality, fully functioning car seat to protect children in the back seat. But what some may not know is that there is a wide variety of seats available for children of all shapes and sizes. Choosing the right seat for your child could end up saving their life if you were to get into an accident. In a partnership with the NHTSA, the characters from the popular cartoon Teen Titans Go! are flooding televisions and radio to ensure parents make the right choice.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, one of the leading causes of death for children ages 1 to 13 is car crashes. This is exactly why #TheRightSeat campaign was created. To get the attention of both children and parents, the Teen Titans helped promote the campaign leading up to and following the premiere of the film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.
Choosing a car seat is a process that includes finding the right seat, installing it correctly in your car, and making sure your child is safe in the seat. There are four types of car seats — rear-facing, forward-facing, booster, and belt — and the first step is picking the correct one, depending on your child’s age and size. Thankfully, the NHTSA has a handy chart on its website for parents to reference.
When it comes to installing the seat, the NHTSA recommends reading the instruction manuals for both the seat and your vehicle, and to watch helpful videos online. Once you’ve got your car seat installed, your next step is registering it to stay up-to-date with any recalls or issues that may be found.
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Additional resources regarding child car seat safety — including a glossary of terms, seat recommendations, and a safety checklist for used car seats — can be found on the NHTSA website.