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Baby Wellness: New Five Star Safety Rating For Car Seats


Shopping for your unborn child's car seat is a mind boggling task. The experts at one store say one thing and then their competitor says another. While one friend swears by hers, then you hear a conflicting report. The headache begins.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) heard our mama cries and answered the call. Like hotels and movies, you can now see where the car seats fall on a five star ranking. To learn more about the ratings system, read more.

According to NHTSA,

All car seats rated by NHTSA meet Federal Safety Standards & strict crash performance standards. While all rated seats are safe, they do differ in their ease of use in four basic categories:
  1. Evaluation of Instructions
  2. Vehicle Installation Features
  3. Evaluation of Labels
  4. Securing the Child

Visit NHTSA to see how your chosen seat stacks up against the rest.

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