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Safe Kids Day Alameda County - 2022
We're excited to share that our friends at Safe Kids Alameda County held a special giveaway event on June 25 where eligible Alameda County residents received a free booster car seat.
During the Safe Kids Day Alameda County event, AAA and Safe Kids provided 250 booster seats to qualifying families in Alameda County.
Read on to learn more about the correct usage of car seats and booster seats! A big thanks to AAA for providing these great resources.
Transitioning to a Booster Seat from a Car Seat
Learn the signs to look for to know when it is time to move your child from a forward facing car seat to a booster seat. Watch the video below.
How to Use a Highback Booster Seat
This type of booster seat is designed to boost the child’s height so the seat belt fits properly. It also provides neck and head support and is ideal for vehicles that don’t have head rests or high seat backs. Learn more in the video below.
How to Use a Backless Booster Seat
A backless booster seat is designed to boost the child’s height so the seat belt fits properly. It does not provide head and neck support. It is ideal for vehicles that have head rests. Learn more in the video below.
Transitioning from a Booster Seat to a Seat Belt
One common mistake caregivers make is transitioning children out of a booster seat too soon. In fact, 1/3 of children prematurely transition to an adult seat belt. To maximize your child's safety, keep them in their proper car seat as long as possible. Using the correct car seat decreases the risk of injury in a crash by up to 82%, when compared to seat belt use alone. How do you know if your child is ready for an adult seat belt? Watch the video below to find out!