Car Seat Safety

Choosing a car seat or a booster seat can be an expensive and confusing task.  Even harder is struggling to get a fussy toddler in the seat!  We have a number of resources on our website under Links and Resources to help you out.  Here are some basic pointers:
  • Babies should be rear facing until age 2 years and at least 20 pounds in weight.
  • Check the side of your infant car seat for maximum child length - you may have to get a larger convertible car seat at 9 or 12 months of age.
  • Harness straps should be at or below the child's shoulders when rear-facing, and at or above when forward facing.
  • Children over 2 years and 20 pounds should remain in a car seat until 4 years and 40 pounds at least.
  • Children must be in a booster seat until age 8 years and 57 inches. (This is new as of 2015 - many children are not that tall until age 9 or 10).
  • Most children are ready for the front seat at age 12 years.
For a list of car seat fitting stations in the area click on this flyer.

Posted: 2/8/2018 3:00:00 PM | with 0 comments