Monday, November 16, 2009

Toddler Car Seat Questions:

1) Where does the seat go in the vehicle?

The center of the back seat is the safest place in the car--it is 43% safer than the side seats.

2) When is my child too big for his forward-facing seat?

There are three things to look for to see if your child is too big for his forward-facing seat:weight limit

A. Weight limit. Your child must not exceed the child safety seat's maximum weight limit. Check your instruction manual for your seat's limits. Maximum weight limits range from 40 to 80 pounds. head height limit

B. Head Height limit. Your child's ears must not be taller than the top of the child safety seat. shoulder height limit

C. Shoulder Height limit. Your child's shoulders must not be higher than the top harness strap slot used for forward-facing 5-point harness mode.

Should I buy a big seat with a high weight limit?

High-weight harness child safety seats are becoming more popular, and for good reason.

A. Safer than booster seats
B. Great for taller toddlers
C. Will last longer than shorter/smaller seats
D. Great for kids with special needs
E. Great for cars with lap-only belts

No comments:

Post a Comment