Keep your child rear-facing until the top weight or height limits for the rear-facing car seat. Once top rear-facing limits are reached, use a forward-facing car seat with a harness and a tether. Keep your child in a car seat with a harness until he or she reaches the top height or weight limit for the harness.
Toddlers and preschoolers 2 years or older
should use a forward-facing safety seat with a harness in the back seat, and should use harnesses until at least 40 pounds.
Children should remain in safety seats
with harness straps until at least 40 pounds or to the maximum weight limit for harness straps. Avoid graduating to a booster seat until at least 40 pounds (or later if possible).
There are a variety of seat options:
Convertible, Forward- facing, Combination Toddler/Booster seats.
Read labels and seat instructions
to determine the correct seat for age, weight and height. Maximum forward-facing harness weight range can vary from 40-85+ pounds.
Make sure child is within weight/height limits
for the seat and head is more than one inch below the top of the car seat shell.
READ the instruction manual
AND the safety belt/seat section in your vehicle manual for proper installation guidance.
Children under 13 years old
should always ride in the back seat.
Install safety seats tightly
in the vehicle; less than an inch of movement.
If using a safety belt to install
LOCK the vehicle safety belt to keep it tight; refer to labels on belt, vehicle owner’s manual, and car seat instruction manual.