Home > Parenting > Child > Body Updated 25 April 2013 Kids should buckle up too Using a child's car seat correctly can mean the difference between life and death. 0 iStock ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Road accidents are the biggest cause of death among South African children between the ages of four and 15. Using a child's car seat correctly can mean the difference between life and death.Take action:Always use a car seat, starting with your baby's first ride home from the hospital; help your child form a lifelong habit of buckling up; read the manufacturer's instructions and always keep them with the car seat; read your vehicle owner's manual for more information on how to install the car seat; put your child in the back seat – it is the safest place in the car because it is farthest away from a head-on crash (the most common type of crash); and children in rear-facing car seats should never be placed in a front seat equipped with an air bag.Get more info on our Child Zone. More in Parenting More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches More: ChildBody advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.