|Proper Child Safety Seat Use|
|Children Age 12 and Under in Back!|
|Weight:||Birth to 1 year (at least 20-22) lbs.|
|Type of Seat:||Infant only or rear-facing convertible|
|Seat Position:||Rear-facing only|
|Always make sure:||Children to one year and at least 20 lbs. in rear-facing seatsHarness straps at or below shoulder level|
|Weight:||Over 1 year and (Over 20 lbs.-40 lbs)|
|Type of Seat:||Convertible / Forward-facing|
|Always Make Sure:||Harness straps should be at or above shouldersMost seats require top slot for forward-facing|
|Weight:||Over 40 lbs.
Ages 4-8, unless 4’9”.
|Type of Seat:||Belt positioning booster seat|
|Always Make Sure:||Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belt.Make sure the lap belt fits low and tight across the lap/upper thigh area and the shoulder belt fits snug crossing the chest and shoulder to avoid abdominal injuries.|
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What You Need To Know
Proper Selection and Use of Child Restraints