A traffic accident left a girl paralyzed for life. The accident shouldn't have been so serious had she been in a properly installed restraint, she probably would have been uninjured.
Every year thousands of infants and children are killed or maimed in car accidents. Many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented by the regular use of a child restraint device. Unfortunately, too many parents fail to realize the necessity of these devices--until it's too late.
Child restraints should be used from the first days of an infant's life. They must be used properly; all straps and belts must be secured, and the child must be positioned properly in the restraint. Many of the restraints on the market are designed for a specific child weight. Unless your child restraint is adaptable for several ages, you may have to invest more than one restraint.