Child Restraints For Vehicles

This is my Goddaughter and the Mother of two of my Great Nephews. Please read for your babies sakes.

Because I haven’t posted anything on this in a while and a friend posted a similar link…The recommendations include:
1. Children should stay rear-facing until the age of 2 OR until they meet the height and weight limits of the car seat.

2. Children older than 2 (or larger than the height/ weight limits of their seat) should ride in a forward-facing car seat with a 5-point harness, until they reach the height/weight limits for that seat.

3. All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car seat should use a Belt-Positioning Booster Seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.

4. When children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, they should always use Lap and Shoulder Seat Belts for optimal protection.

5. All children younger than 13 years should be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles for optimal protection.

Car Seats: Information for Families for 2013

www.healthychildren.org

One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. The following information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers guidance on choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child.

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