Car seat stages. Gear columnist jen wilson talks about the four stages of car seat safety. Children under age 8 must use a forward facing car seat or booster seat. When that happens we recommend that parents purchase a convertible or all in one car seat and use it rear facing.
Built to grow with your child this safety 1st car seat supports infants from five pounds to toddlers of 40 pounds as a rear facing car seat 22 to 65 pounds forward facing toddler car seat and 40 to 100 pounds as a belt positioning booster. The updated recommendation has children remain in a rear facing car safety seat as long as possible until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their convertible car seat which for some kids will be age 3 or 4. Until 1 year of age your child must use a rear facing child car seat when traveling in a car van or truck.
Rear facing child car seats support and protect the childs head and spine in the event of a crash. Children under age 4 and less than 40 lbs shall be properly restrained in a child restraint system. Infants and children require car seats and booster seats to help spread the forces of a crash across the strongest parts of their bodies.
The american academy of pediatrics updated their recommendation for rear facing car seats. Infant car seat rear facing only. Wondering when its safe to turn that car seat around.
Follow the manufacturers instructions for making any repairs to your car seat. Fisher price laugh learn smart stages crawl around car puts baby in the drivers seat of a stationary car that comes fully loaded inside and out with grow with me options for learning and play. Choosing a child car seat or booster seat.
It must be the right seat for the age height and weight of the child the child must be properly. Designed for newborns and small babies the infant only car seat is a small portable seat that can only be used rear facing. Babies usually outgrow their infant car seats by 8 or 9 months.
For a child to get the best protection from the car seat.