A Properly Installed Car Seat Can Save Your Child’s Life.

Nationwide, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injuries and deaths for children ages 0-14. According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, properly used car seats reduce the risk of death in passenger cars by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers. For children 4- to 8-years-old, booster seats reduce injury risk by 45 percent compared to seat belts alone.
Helpful Hints:
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Always read and follow your car seat manual and vehicle owner’s manual.
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All car seats have a height and weight range. This information can be found on a label in both English and Spanish on the car seat.
The right car seat does matter! For step-by-step instructions on how to properly restrain your child in a vehicle, select a car seat below according to your child's age and weight.

Rear-Facing

As long as possible—infant to at least age two and 30 lbs.

Forward-Facing

At least 2-years-old and 30 lbs: Use to highest weight and height allowed by car seat.

Booster

At least age four, 40 pounds and until the seat belt fits correctly (until about 4’9”).

Seat Belt

No younger than age eight. Booster seat recommended until 4'9.”
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