As you and your long distance movers make your way to your new home with the little ones, there are a few things that you may want to take into consideration when it comes to your children’s car seats. Here are a few tips to reducing the risks when you drive with toddlers.
SafeKids.org recommends keeping your little ones in a convertible car seat that faces the rear of the car until they reach two-years-old, or at least are the maximum weight that their infant car seat can handle - it should say on the manual; if not, contact the manufacturer. Many car seats come with harnesses that strap the baby in. Make sure that it's not too loose, but also not so tight that it cuts off circulation. You should also make sure that there is no active air bag in front of the car seat.
If you're using a frontward-facing car seat, the source recommends placing the chest clip horizontal with your child's armpit. It should be firmly buckled in and not be able to shift more than an inch from one side to the next.