Car Seat Resource Links
Highly Recommended Resources
Kyle David Miller Foundation
The Miller family established this foundation after they lost their 3 year old son Kyle in a car accident. The website has general information about car seats and information about extended rear-facing and harnessing beyond 4 years old and 40lbs. KDM foundation also provides car seats that harness beyond 40lbs to families in need.
CPSafety: Your Online Child Passenger Safety Resource
This website was created by CPSafety, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to safely transporting children. There is a variety of information about different types of car seats, what to look for when purchasing car seats, after market products, traveling with car seats, and much more. There are pictures of children in rear-facing, forward-facing, and booster seats who are older than required by law.
The Car Seat Lady
The website has detailed information on different car seats including pictures and videos to help with installation. This is also a great resource if you are looking for information about traveling in taxis and on airplanes.
Car-Seat.Org: Are Your Kids Safe?
This is an online message forum where you can post your questions related to anything about car seats – including getting recommendations about car seats for your specific situation and needs. Many of the questions are answered by car seat experts, including certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians.
- Air Bags: Helping Parents Make Tough Choices
- Airline Travel and Child Safety
- American Academy of Pediatrics Car Safety Seats
- Automobile Restraints for Children with Special Needs: Quick Reference List
- The Back Seat is Safest
- Boosters Are For Big Kids
- But My Child Won’t Stay in the Car Seat!
- California Car Seat Check-Up Events list
- California Department of Motor Vehicles: Child Passenger Restraints Requirements
- Can I Use LATCH and a Seatbelt to Install a Car Seat?
- Car Safety for Tiny Babies: Preemies and Low Birth Weight Babies Need Special Care
- Car Seat Advice Questioned: Toddlers Should Face Rear Longer, Some Experts Say
- Car Seat Compatibility Database
- Car Seat Measurements
- Car Seat Safety: 5-point Harness is Safest
- Car Seat Safety: Rear-Facing is Safest
- Carry Handle Positions for Infant Only Seats
- Child Infant / Car / Booster Seat Belt Laws by State
- Child Passenger Safety Handbook: Handbook for Children with Special Needs
- Danger for Rent
- 5-point Harness vs. Booster Seat Crash Test
- Folksam Crash Test (rear-facing vs. forward-facing)
- How Long to Harness?
- How to Test a Car Seat Booster Video
- Importance of Rear-Facing Video
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Child Restraint Laws
- Joel’s Journey (importance of rear-facing)
- ‘Lap Children’ at Risk in Flight
- Manufacturer Statements on Aftermarket Accessories
- National Center for Safe Transportation of Children with Special Health Care Needs
- National CPS Certification Website
- NIHS Child Restraint Laws (overview of all states)
- Rear-facing on Airplanes
- Safe Kids Central Valley website
- Safer Car Seats Face Rear to Age 2: Studies Show Fewer Injuries to Children in Crashes than in Forward-Facing Seats
- Snowsuits/Winter Coats and Car Seats (video)
- “Tween” Traffic Safety Research Yields New Safety Tips
- Used Child Safety Seat Checklist
- Winter Coats and Car Seats – Check for Safety
- Why Do Car Seats Have Expiration Dates?
- Why You Should Consider Rear-Facing Your Child Pass the Minimum of 1 Year and 20 Pounds
- Why You Should Never Fly With a Child in Your Lap