Save your child with a safety seat.

Correctly installed child safety seats save lives. They offer the best protection for children in the event of a crash. Research shows that safety seats in passenger cars reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers.

Texas requires that everyone riding in a vehicle is buckled up, and children younger than 8 (unless they're taller than 4 feet 9 inches) must be secured in a child safety seat or booster seat.

Most parents believe their children are properly buckled up, but according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, two out of three safety seats are not used correctly.

Not sure which safety seat is right for your child? Click on the four stages below to find out.

Which seat is right for your child?

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All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing safety seat until they are 2 years old, or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their safety seat's manufacturer.

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Download a PDF guide on choosing and using the best safety seat for your child.
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