sent this bulletin at 07/07/2015 06:35 PM MDT

Summer vacations can be pricey, and it’s natural to look for ways to keep costs down. But safety is one area you may not want to skimp on. So if you’re traveling by plane with a baby or toddler, look for airlines that offer discounted tickets for kids strapped into aircraft-approved car seats or child restraints.That’s the safest way for them to fly—not for free on your lap.

If you’re driving, make sure your kids are in the right car seats for their age and size. With the SaferCar app for Apple and Android devices, you can find help installing car seats, and check to see if your car seat has been recalled.

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