Motor vehicles continue to be the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Make sure that you have your child in the proper safety seat.
|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
Harness straps at or below shoulder level
|Harness straps should be at or above shoulders
Most seats require top slot for forward-facing
|Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap
and shoulder belt.
|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|
For more about Children's Health, please visit the Healthy Kids Center.