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Car Seat Safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made several changes to its recommendations for both car seats and booster seats. Below are the current recommendations from 2011. These should replace any recommendations found in our parent information sheets or other handouts you have received.

Infant car seat

Infant Car SeatSeat should be rear-facing, placed in the middle of the backseat, and anchored with the LATCH system if available.Switch to a rear-facing convertible car seat when your child exceeds the weight and height limits printed on the side of your infant seat. Children should remain REAR facing until 2 years of age or until they exceed the weight or height limits of their convertible seat.

Convertible car seat

Convertible Car SeatWhen rear-facing, straps should be at or below shoulders, when forward-facing they should be at or above shoulders. A child should move to forward-facing if they have exceeded the weight or height limit for rear-facing in the convertible seat or they are 2 years old. You are encouraged to continue using the convertible car seat in a forward-facing position as long as possible until your child exceeds the weight or height limit, then switch to a booster seat.

Booster seat

Booster Car SeatAll children should remain in a booster seat until at least 8 years old AND 4 foot 9 inches (57 inches). All children should remain in the back seat until 13 years old.

Please discuss any questions you may have with your child’s provider. It is our goal to keep you SAFE & INFORMED!

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