Car seat checks provide caregivers with the opportunity to receive education, either in-person or virtually, about the correct use of their car seat. Best practice is to document a car seat check regardless of how it is conducted. The National Digital Car Seat Check Form, commonly referred to as the NDCF, can be used to guide you step-by-step through a car seat check and to document the results.
This NDCF Paper Form User Guide provides guidance on how to complete version 6.0 of the paper form.
Prior to starting the car seat check, verify the most current version of the NDCF is being used by visiting carseatcheckform.org.