Wisconsin Child Passenger Safety Law and safest practices

Car seats, booster seats, and seat belts

The Wisconsin child passenger safety law states the minimum required. Most doctors and injury prevention professionals recommend "safest practices" to protect children in a crash.

Car seat chart

Safety tips

  • Choose a car seat based on your child's height, weight and age.
  • Read all instructions to correctly install and use the car seat.
  • Check the expiration date and know the history of your car
    seat before you use it.
  • Use a car seat correctly on every ride.
  • Children are more likely to buckle up if they see a parent or
    caregiver buckled up.
  • Let others who drive your kids know that a car seat is a must.
Wisconsin child passenger safety (Printable PDF)

If you have questions about car seat services, email us. To schedule an appointment at car seat services, call


Safe Kids Wisconsin

Children’s Wisconsin is the lead agency for Safe Kids Wisconsin and Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin and the leader in car seat education in Wisconsin.