Infant Car Seats
Choose the right seat for the right age and size. Buckle everyone in the car and keep buckled as long as the car is moving.
|Age and Weight||Birth to one year AND weight up to 22 pounds||Over one year AND weight 20 to 40 pounds||Up to age 8 AND weight 40 to 80 pounds|
|Type of Seat||Infant seat only or convertible seat||Convertible seat / Forward-facing seat||Booster seat with seat belt|
|Row of Car||Second||Second||Second or third|
|Insuring Proper Fit||Harness straps at or slightly below shoulder level||Harness straps at or above shoulder level|
Use both lap and shoulder belt.
Lap belt fits low and tight across the lap/upper thigh area. Shoulder belt fits snugly, crossing chest and shoulder.
All children 12 years old and under should NOT ride in front row. Anyone shorter than 4'9" tall (145 cm) should NOT sit behind an airbag, regardless of age.
For information about car safety, call the Auto Safety Hotline: 800-424-9393, or check www.buckleupamerica.org.