Whether you are a new parent or have recently had another child, after purchasing NIKO’s high-quality toddler car seat covers, you may find yourself asking yourself a lot of questions. You might be wondering if you have been taking all of the right precautions to ensure a safe ride for your child. Unfortunately, car accidents are the leading cause of death in children 2 to 14 years of age, so it is imperative that your child is fastened securely every time they are riding in their seat. Buckling your child up correctly will reduce the risk of vehicle-related injuries by up to 80%.

What the Law Says

Laws regarding child safety seats vary by state. For example, California state law requires that “children under 2 years of age shall ride in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds OR is 40 or more inches tall.” Children under the age of 8 or who are under 4 ft 9 in (144.78 cm) must ride in the back seat. It is generally advised that your child not ride in the front seat of the car until they are 13 years old. Be sure to check the individual child safety seat laws in your state.

Why Are Babies Required to Face the Back Seat of the Car in Some States?

This position is best to support your baby’s head as well as their neck and their spine. In the worst-case scenario, if an accident were to occur, this position will allow your child to be less likely to be injured by the force of the incident. This is currently the law for children under 2 years old in California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Dressing Your Child in the Car Seat

You may be wondering what clothes are most appropriate for your baby or toddler to dress in. Depending on the climate of the region you live in, the answer may vary, but we can give you a general idea regarding what and what not to do. Generally speaking, you should dress your child in thin layers. That means thick clothing, including snow jackets, should not be worn underneath the harness of the seat. If you live in a cold area with lots of snow, this can serve as a hurdle. You can keep your child’s hat and gloves on, but give them a blanket or two if they are cold. You can also try heating up your car to an appropriate temperature. 

Get Your NIKO Toddler Car Seat Covers

The Niko Easy Wash Children’s Car Seat Cover is your solution to those “uh oh’s” that are bound to happen in the car. You will no longer have to worry about struggling to remove the seat cover when it gets dirty; just pull it off within seconds and throw it into the washer! We offer a multitude of irresistible toddler boy car seat cover designs as well as girl toddler car seat covers. Your son or daughter will experience maximum comfort in the car and will be fantastic for your next family road trip. Go ahead and buy two NIKO Toddler Car Seat Covers today and save 10% by entering the code 2Pack10.