Child Seats: Ease-of-Use Ratings
Parents - Not Sure Which Car Seat to Use?
Are you looking for a new car seat for your infant, toddler or 4-8 year old child but overwhelmed by the choices and worried about how to properly install your car seat? Click HERE to see how car seat features differ among various models.
Use the Five-Star Ease of Use Ratings
NHTSA provides parents a five-star ratings system that allows you to evaluate how easy certain car seat features are to use before you buy a seat.
Are All Seats Safe?
All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic categories:
NHTSA Ease-of-Use 5-Star Ratings
Simply click on the type of car seat you are buying and find the NHTSA ratings for:
It Must Fit Right To Work Right
Remember, the best car seat is the one that fits your child properly, is easy to use, and fits in your vehicle correctly.
Get Your Car Seat Checked for Free
Be certain you've installed your car seat correctly by having it checked at an inspection station or by a certified child passenger safety technician.
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