Quick Reference Safety Chart
Birth to One Year; Up to 20 Pounds
Use infant-only seat or convertible
Must be rear-facing with harness straps at or below shoulder level
Over One Year; 21-39 Pounds
Convertible car seat is rear facing until the child outgrows either the weight limit or the length limit for rear facing position. This means the seat can be used longer by your child.
40-80 Pounds, Unless over 4 feet 9 inches
Belt positioning booster seat, forward-facing
Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belts
Helpful Child Safety Tips
When inspecting your home for possible hazards, it is a good idea to get on your knees and view your home as your child would see it. Safety options include electrical outlet covers, cabinet and drawer latches, toilet latches, fireplace covers and padded strips to be placed on furniture that has sharp edges.
Placement of furniture is another concern. Be certain to place cords from blinds, electrical cords and breakable objects out of the reach of children. Remember that children are very curious and should not be left unsupervised.
Be cautious when selecting plants for your home as many are toxic. If your home has pets indoors, be certain that children cannot access litter boxes, pet medications, or pet foods.