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. NEXT ON HEALTH24X A weak grip may signal future health trouble, even in kids 2018-08-28 13:00 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... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.