Child Passenger Safety

Visit one of these interactive websites below to learn more about the right seat for your child's age, weight, and height. These tools provide helpful information on how to choose and use a car seat. Learn how to fit and test a child’s harness, and test whether the car seat is installed tightly enough in the car.

Most car seat manufacturing companies offer installation tutorials and assistance specific to your models by telephone, live chat, and virtual appointments.

Click to visit your Car Seat Manufacturer's website.

the ultimate car seat guide

Safe Kids Worldwide

Learn basic tips to keep your child safe at every age and every stage.

The right seat


Easy-to-use tool that helps you find the right seat for your child.

Car seat basics course

National Safety Council

FREE introductory online course for new parents and caregivers.

Car Seat Check Appointments

Virginia Beach Fire Department offers free car seat checks and installation assistance with a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician by appointment only. Please call 757-385-2875 for assistance or to request an appointment.

To book an appointment with a technician, CLICK HERE

*Other child passenger safety technicians may be available near you. Simply fill in the online form and search by location, language or special needs training.

Visit VBFD's page on for additional info and tips on Child Passenger Safety