Infant Car Seat Safety: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

How-to guide for car seat safety




Car seats save lives, but only when they are used correctly. Featuring the most current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines, parents will learn how to properly install a rear-facing car seat and safely secure their newborn. Throughout the program, a Child Passenger Safety Instructor/Technician exposes the four most common mistakes in car seat usage and how they can be avoided.

Content Includes:

  • Choosing a Seat – seat options for newborns, avoiding used seats and add-ons
  • Safety & Installation Guidelines – seat placement, air bags, seatbelt systems, LATCH systems, 3D animation of vehicle’s interior
  • Securing Baby – adjusting the harness, proper placement of harness straps
  • As Your Child Grows – importance of children riding rear facing until at least age 2, brief overview of car seat safety up to age 12

BONUSES Includes:

  • Car Seat Success Story –This short clip features a mom who tells the story of how a car seat saved the life of her 3-month-old baby in a crash.
  • Two Installation Demonstrations –These segments allow you to quickly present a step-by-step seatbelt or LATCH installation.


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Additional information

Closed Captioning

English Only

Release Year

Updated in 2019

Program Length

15 min.



Number of Volumes

Single Volume

Program Consultant

Camie Wewer, CPSTI • Stephanie Tombrello, L.C.S.W., CPSTI • Debra Holtzman J.D., M.A.,


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