Booster Seats: Safety First

A booster seat is a simple concept and it has a very simple function. This simple function is this: it is there to save the life of your child. A car accident is not something that anyone really wants to think about, especially where children are concerned, but to be prepared for the eventuality is one of the best things you can do for the safety of your child.

A booster seat is easily added to a standard automobile, and they are relatively inexpensive. And yet they can save your child’s like or save him or her from serious injury.

But what’s wrong with a normal seat, I hear you ask. After all they have seat belts, which are great life savers. True, they do, and seat belts are a lifesaver. But the problem is that seats are designed with primarily adults in mind. The same goes for seat belts. In fact, using seatbelt on a child can actually be more dangerous than it is effective at protecting the child, since the belt can become entangled with the child and cause injury.

Most injuries to adults are caused by the adult not putting on the seatbelt in the correct way. And since seatbelts are not designed for children, but for adults, then the seatbelt will automatically be put on in the wrong way, putting the child at risk, and possible great risk in the event of a car accident.

All this is why you need a booster seat. These are seats which fit into a normal car seat, and allow the child to sit properly. They allow the seatbelt to be used properly, and they give support to a child’s body. This is essential if there were to be an accident.

So before you even contemplate taking your little one out for a ride in the car, think booster seat. It could be one of the best purchases you ever made for your child.