Use of Child Safety Seats The following instructions are critical to keeping your children safe:
All children should ride in the back seat.
Infants must face rear of vehicle and never be placed in the front seat if an air bag is present and active.
Generally, babies should face the rear of the car until at least 20 pounds and 1 year of age.
Toddlers over 1 year of age and 20 pounds must face forward.
All seats must be secured with fastened safety belt.
Harness systems should be latched and snugged with a harness clip at armpit level.
Types of Child Safety Seats
Infant Safety Seats are used for children from birth to a maximum of 20 pounds must face rear of car. Never use an infant seat if there is an active passenger side air bag.
Convertible Safety Seats are used for children from birth to 40 pounds Following the safety seat instructions for recommended weight and height, place the older child facing forward.
Booster Seats are recommended for children who have outgrown their convertible safety seats but are not yet ready for the lap / shoulder belt combination. The lap / shoulder belt works best when a child has reached 60 to 80 pounds.