Chart shows variety of issues to be aware of when it comes to proper child safety with car seats.
|Proper Child Safety Seat Use Chart
Buckle Everyone. Children Age 12 and Under in Back!
|WEIGHT||Birth to 1 year
at least 20-22 lbs.
|Over 1 year and
Over 20 lbs.-40 lbs.
|Over 40 lbs.
Ages 4-8, unless 4’9”.
|TYPE of SEAT||Infant only or rear-facing convertible||Convertible / Forward-facing||Belt positioning booster seat|
|SEAT POSITION||Rear-facing only||Forward-facing||Forward-facing|
|ALWAYS MAKE SURE:||Children to one year and at least 20 lbs. in rear-facing seatsHarness straps at or below shoulder level||Harness straps should be at or above shouldersMost seats require top slot for forward-facing||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|
|WARNING||All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat||All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat||All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat|