Nissan's Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program


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Nissan's Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program

While buying a car, adults are aware of the fact that their children require adequate safety features inside the car too. Finding a well-designed Child Restraint System (CRS) is one of the most important things that parents have to do in order to ensure their kids’ safety on the road.

If they choose to invest in a Nissan car, they are likely to reap the benefits of the automaker’s Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program. Nissan launched this program in 2002 as an industry-first initiative to enable drivers to find the right CRS. Nissan’s certified Child Passenger Safety engineers and technicians have made untiring efforts to evaluate several options of child restraints in the marketplace today. Nissan vehicles got a significant uplift after the automaker installed the CRSs, which included seats for all stages, from forward-facing, rear-facing, and boosters.

Under the Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program, the rear-facing systems are designed for tiny tots and toddlers under the age of 1. It mandates that all children should sit rear-facing until they attain the maximum height or weight permissible by the manufacturer of the CRS. A forward-facing CRS is designed specifically for small children. The child should use a forward-facing CRS equipped with a harness until they attain the maximum height or weight permissible by the manufacturer of the CRS (some are created to last until the weight of the child is 70 pounds).

Lastly, the booster seats in Nissan's vehicles are designed for larger children. This seat should be used once a child crosses the age of a forward-facing CRS to get the perfect seat belt fit. Once children grow to an extent where the shoulder belt is no longer near their neck and face and the lap belt can be fastened properly across the upper thighs and hips, parents can then simply use the seatbelt on their child without a booster seat.

All new CRSs manufactured under the Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Program are equipped with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children). You do not require the vehicle’s seat belt for installing these safety accessories properly. After you install them, you should check the system by pushing the seat side to side to know if further tightening is required.


Source: Nissan