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Are child restraint seats suitable for toddlers or infants?

Are child restraint seats suitable for toddlers or infants?

Your infant or toddler should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear-facing for two years or more.

When should a child use restraints?

→ You can choose a child restraint based on your child’s height or weight. → Child restraints should be rear-facing until your child is over 15 months old. Your child can use a forward-facing child car seat when they are over 15 months old. → It is safest to use a rear-facing child restraint up to at least 4 years old.

What should you do if a child’s restraint isn’t available?

A correct child restraint isn’t available. How should you seat them? Explanation: Usually, a correct child restraint must be used. In cases where one isn’t available, an adult seat belt must be used instead.

Can a child restraint be installed in a car seat?

For example a child restraint device that needs to be secured by a car type seat belt which includes a shoulder harness, cannot be installed on an aircraft seat that is fitted with a lap belt only.

Where can I get child restraint for my child?

Plunket has child restraint technicians around the country you can call on for advice. Each year, many children are injured – or die – in car accidents.

What should you do if your child is in the front seat?

1 Buckle children in the middle seating position of the back seat when possible (using a lap and shoulder belt), because it is the safest position in the vehicle. 2 Airbags can kill young children riding in the front seat. 3 Buckle children in car seats, booster seats, or seat belts on every trip, no matter how short the trip.

Where does Your Baby Go in a car seat?

Rear-facing seats go in the back seat facing the rear of the car, so your baby’s looking out the back window. All infants and t​​oddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible – until the child has reached the maximum weight and/or height allowed by the manufacturer of their child restraint.

Which safety seat is “the best” for my child?

Rear-Facing Car Seat The best seat for your young child to use. It has a harness and, in a crash, cradles and moves with your child to reduce the stress to the child’s fragile neck and spinal cord.

Which child would require a child passenger restraint?

Children who are eight years old or older, or who have reached at least 4 feet 9 inches in height, may use a properly secured safety belt meeting federal standards. Other children must be seated in a child passenger restraint system.

Should your child still be using a booster seat?

Consumer Reports and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that kids use booster seats until they are at least 4 feet 9 inches tall and 8 to 12 years old . But many children are moved out of their booster too soon.

Does your child need to sit in a safety seat?

While airbags are meant to protect adults from harm in a car crash, they can’t protect children sitting in the front seat . As a result, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children ages 13 and under buckle up in the back seat for safety. Some exceptions to this exist.

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Ruth Doyle