ITY SAFETY

House Call Installation Making an appointment to meet at your home and doing a safety seat installation.

Personal Shop

Making an appointment to meet at a retail store and helping you pick out a safety seat for your vehicle.

ITY Technicians are also familiar with strollers. So if you need help picking out a travel system set or matching infant seat and stroller, we're more than happy to help out. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.

 

 

 


 

 

Always read to car seat manufacture instruction booklet. Always know the weight and height requirements of the car seat and never exceed them. Know when your child needs to be switched to a bigger seat. It's very important to know you're car seat. The safest car seat is the one you know how to use correctly.

 

 


 
 

Rear Facing Car Seats
 

Children must be rear facing for at least 2 years olf or 40 pounds. The longer rear facing the better.

When a child is seated rear facing the crash force is spread.
Childs heads should be one inch below top of the shell. 
Rear facing seat should be at or below a 45 degree angle Angle the manufacture suggests for their car seat.) 
It is ok for a child to cross their leg while seating. Risk of injury to legs in a crash is low compared to head, neck, and spine. 
Child's back and bottom should be right up against the car seat. 
Harness straps should be at or below the shoulders. 
Always make sure the harness is snug when placing child in car seat. Pinch at shoulder to make sure it's not loose. 
Retainer clip must be on chest at armpit length. 
Never have thick jackets, sweatshirts, or blankets in between the child and the harness. Harness must be on child directly.
 Install car seat with seat belt or LATCH anchors. Never both.

 
   

 

 
 

Forward Facing Car Seats
Child must be at least 2 years or 40 pounds to sit forward facing.
Child should be kept in a car seat with harness for as long as possible (Read instruction booklet for max height and weight requirements.) 
Harness straps should be at or above the shoulders. 
Retainer clip must be on chest at armpit length.
Child's back and bottom should be right up against the car seat. 
Child's ears should not be above the top of the car seat shell. 
If the car seat is a convertible, read the instruction on what must be done to convert it from rear to forward facing. 
The average weight a forward facing seat will hold is about 40 pounds but there are some seats that hold bigger weights. 
Car seat must be in upright position. 
Install car seat with seat belt or LATCH anchors. Never both.

 
   

 

 
 

Booster Seats
A booster seat protects children who are too large for a car seat harness but too small for the seat belts. 
When using a booster seat make sure the child is within the appropriate weight and height of the seat purchased. 
A high-back booster is need when a vehicle doesn't have a head rest. It provides head, neck, and back support for children. 
Use the seat belt path so the belt fits over the shoulders and hips of the child. 
 By law all children must be in a car seat till they are at least 8-years-old AND 49 inches tall.

 
   

 

 
 

Seat Belts
Most children aren't tall enough to sit without a booster till around 8-10 years old.
The lap belt should be placed over the hips/upper thighs. If it rides on stomach, it could cause serious injuries. The shoulder belt should rest across chest and shoulder, not the neck or face. Belt should never be placed under arm or behind back. 
Child should be tall enough to sit without slouching, back right up against vehicle seat, knees completely bent over the edge of seat, feet flat on floor, and be able to sit comfortably in those ways. "All children must be in a car seat till they are at least 8 years old"