Booster Seat Safety
"Booster seats work best when they are used correctly," says Lisa Schwing, trauma nurse coordinator at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.
"Be sure to read the child safety seat instructions and the vehicle owner's manual information on child safety seats. If this seat is not installed correctly, it could fail to protect the child. Serious injury or death could result."
Dayton Children's offer the top five good booster seat habits:
"One other reminder is to secure the booster seat in the car with the lap and shoulder belt when not in use," says Schwing. "This will reduce the likelihood that the booster will become a projectile in the event of an accident."
Provided by The Children's Medical Center of Dayton
About The Children's Medical Center of Dayton
The Children's Medical Center of Dayton is the region's pediatric referral center for 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana. At Dayton Children's, there is a full-time dedication to caring for infants, children and teens. Specially trained and experienced pediatric specialists in over 35 specialty areas work as a team to make sure the medical and psychosocial needs of children and their families are met. We also have a number of community-based services as well.
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