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Car Seat Recommendations

Car Seat Recommendations: Choosing the Right Seat 1 2 3 4 9 10 11 12 BIRTH AGE Keep your child in the back seat at least through CRASHES (years) are the leading cause of death age 12. for children from 1 through 12 years old. According to a NHTSA study, REAR-FACING CAR SEAT FORWARD-FACING CAR SEAT BOOSTER SEAT SEAT BELT Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a harness until he or 3 out of 4 kids are not as secure in the Keep your child in a booster seat until he or Your child under age 1 Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible. It's the best way to keep him or her safe. Your child should remain in a rear-facing car should always ride in a rear-facing car seat. There are different types of rear-facing car seats: Infant-only seats can only be used rear-facing. Con- vertible and 3-in-1 car seats typically have higher height and weight limits for the rear-facing posi- tion, allowing you to keep your child rear-facing for longer period of time. she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For a seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach. The she reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by car as they should be your car seat's manufac- turer. Once your child out- grows the forward-facing car seat with a harness, it's seat until he or she because their car seats are not reaches the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seat's manufac- turer. Once your child out- grows the rear-facing car seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness. being used correctly. shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest and not cross time to travel in a booster seat, but still in the back In motor vehicle crashes from 2005 to 2009, seat. the neck or face. Remem- ber: your child should still ride in the back seat be- 6,337 A booster seat positions the seat belt so that it fits That's more than the cause it's safer there. children under 13 A rear-facing car seat is the best seat for your young child to use. It has a harness and in a crash, A forward-facing car seat properly over the stronger parts of your child's body. WERE KILLED. A seat belt should lie across the upper thighs and be snug across the shoulder and chest to restrain the child safely in a crash. It should not rest on the stomach area or across the neck. has a harness and tether that limits your child's for- ward movement during a crash. 807,000 population of San Francisco, California. cradles and moves with children under 13 your child to reduce the stress to the child's fragile neck and spinal cord. WERE INJURED. Child restraints in the vehicle saved the lives of an estimated Reduce the risk of death and injury by properly securing your child. 9,310 Use these recommendations and share them with friends and loved ones. CHILDREN AGE 4 & UNDER ***** from 1975 to 2009 www.NHTSA.gov/Safety/CPS Ad NHTSA Concal --- ---- www.ahta gov

Car Seat Recommendations

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According to the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) "motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1 through 12 years old. B...

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