Learn and Save During Baby Safety Month
September is Baby Safety Month! This is a great time for parents to brush up on how to safely select and use many baby products. This month-long recognition is sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). Their website is packed with educational safety and prevention information for parents and caregivers.
Children and Automobile Safety
Automobile accidents are recognized as the leading cause of death among children from age one to four. Therefore, a safe car seat is one of the most important pieces of equipment parents-to-be can acquire for their newborn.
At Colorado Farm Bureau Insurance, we make it a priority to provide on-the-road protection for your family—and not only through auto insurance. Each of our policyholders is eligible to participate in the Child-Saver Program. This plan allows members to purchase a safe new Cosco Touriva 5-Point Car Seat at the greatly reduced cost of only $30—a discount of more than 50 percent off the retail price.
Cosco Touriva 5-Point Car Seat Features
This convertible seat can be adjusted to change as your child grows and includes the following features:
- New latch belt system for forward- and rear-facing use
- Rear-facing for infants five to 35 pounds, forward-facing for toddlers 22-40 pounds
- Five-point harness system with one-piece harness retainer and up-front adjustment
- Option to install with vehicle belts
- Large belt path openings that accommodate big buckles
- One-hand front release push-button buckle
- Safety-tested push-button recline for infants and toddlers
- Roomy one-piece polypropylene molded shell
- Padded fabric cover, easily removable for machine washing
- Locking clip
- Approval for aircraft use
The Colorado Child Passenger Safety Law offers information on the four car positions that you’ll need to know and when to transition your child to each. All movements from one stage of car occupancy to the next are based on age, weight and height:
- Booster seat
- Font seat with belt
How to Order Your Car Seat
Contact your local agent, or fill out the attached order form and submit it to the address included.
Installing Your New Car Seat
Once you receive your new car seat, the most important next step is making sure it is properly installed days or even weeks ahead of your baby’s expected arrival. To ensure that you will be bringing your baby home safely, take time to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual as well as the directions that come with the seat itself for guidance on proper installation.
Once you have installed your car seat and would like to make sure it’s been safely fitted in your vehicle, or if you need some aid with the process, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates local inspection stations to help. Find a station near you by typing in your city and state or your ZIP code at their site. (This is a lengthy site; you will have to scroll down a long way!)
Helpful Car Seat Safety Tips
Don’t miss these “Ten Car Seat Guidelines Every Parent Needs to Know” with suggestions you may not have thought of but could make the difference in the event of an accident.
Get Started by Contacting Farm Bureau Insurance
Our insurance policyholders have access to incredible savings through the Child-Saver Program. For information on this program or how insuring with us can help you save money, contact a local agent.