WHEN TO CHANGE THEM BASED ON AGE OF CHILD
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3-14 in the U.S.
Of the 723 children who were killed in crashes in one recent year, 35% were not restrained.
Incorrect use of seats or restraints makes it three times more likely that a child will be injured in a crash.
When restraints were used, 72% to 84% showed critical misuse.
When used correctly, safety seats can reduce injury by 71% for infants, 54% for toddlers 1-4 years old, and 45% for children 4-8 years old.
Rear-facing infant seats
Convertible seats (rear-facing and forward-facing)
Forward-facing only seats
High-backed booster with 5-point harness
Infants from birth to 27 inches or 20 pounds
Children up to 40 pounds
Children up to 65 pounds
Can be used when child has reached 4 feet 9 inches in height (usually 8-12 years)
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