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Baby on Board: Harnessing your safety knowledge

BABY ON BOARD HARNESSING YOUR SAFETY KNO WLEDGE 40 USE OF CAR SEATS INFANTS: WEIGHT: TYPE OF SEAT: SEAT POSITION: Birth to 1 year, Infant only or rear facing convertible rear-facing only 20-22lbs TIPS: Children under 1 or who weigh less than 20 pounds always need to be rear facing seats. Harness straps should be at or below shoulder level TODDLERS WEIGHT: TYPE OF SEAT: SEAT POSITION: Up to 4 years or between 20 and 35 Ibs Convertible/ rear-facing Rear-facing (unless above height/ weight requirements) TIPS: Harness straps should be at or above shoulders. YOUNG CHILDREN WEIGHT: TYPE OF SEAT: SEAT POSITION: Over 40 Ibs, ages belt-positioning forward-facing (when they are above the height/ weight restrictions) 4-12 unless over booster seat 4 foot 9 TIP : Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belts. The lap belt should fit low and tight across the lap/ upper thigh and the shoulder belt should fit snug crossing the chest and shoulder All children under 12 have to ride in the back of the car According to the American Journal of preventative medicine only 3% of children aged 1-3 travel in a proper, rear-facing car seat Only 2% of children ages 7 and up were restained correctly in a booster seat Car accidents are the leading cause of deaths in children aged 1-12 and using a car seat properly can reduce the risk of a child's death by 71% in infants and 54% in toddlers TIPS: Make sure you register your car seat so you can be notified if there is a safety recall Do not reuse a seat if it was in an accident even if you can't see any damage Do not put a car seat can be dangerous if the passenger airbag deploys the passenger seat as The majority of car accidents happen close to home so make sure your child is strapped into a car seat regardless of the journey length The safest place in a vehicle is the back seat For more information: Call 24/7 on 0800 157 1438 or you can visit ŠCLAIM LAWYERS E Source INJURY COMPENSATION - 100% NO WIN - NO FEE Highway traffic safety administration

Baby on Board: Harnessing your safety knowledge

shared by Budgetinfographic on Aug 07
Too many infants and toddlers are put in the wrong car seats when travelling in vehicles, and having the wrong type of car seat can affect a child’s safety if they are involved in an accident. As ca...


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