Safety Seats

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.