- Children under the age of 2: REAR FACING SAFETY SEAT regardless of weight.
- REAR FACING is safest, and children should travel that way for as long as possible.
- Once child has outgrown the height and weight allowed by their rear facing car seat, child should sit in a forward-facing car seat with harness straps.
- Once children have outgrown the height/weight requirements for their forward facing car seat, they may travel in a booster seat.
- Every child in a booster seat must be secured with both the lap and shoulder belts.
- When can we get rid of the booster seat?
- Child must be 57″ tall (4′ 9″) AND between 8-12 years old.
- Child must be able to sit with back against the seat and knees bent at the edge of the seat without slouching.
- Shoulder strap should lay against the middle of the chest and shoulder (not neck).
- Lap belt should rest against upper thighs (not abdomen)
- Child should be able to sit this way for the entire car ride!
- Children must ride in the backseat, regardless of weight, until they are at least 13 years old, secured in a lap and should seat belt.
Dominique Harper, PA