What is the correct car seat for my child?

Current California Law: ​Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt.

What weight can a child be forward facing?

Combination seats with harness: Seats can be used forward facing with a harness for children who weigh up to 40 to 65 pounds (depending on the model) or without the harness as a booster (up to 100–120 pounds, depending on the model).

When can a baby be forward facing?

While 1 year and 20 pounds used to be the standard for when to flip car seats around, most experts now recommend using rear-facing child seats until children outgrow the top weight and height recommendations of the car seat manufacturer. This means your child may be rear-facing until well beyond their second birthday.

Does car seat go behind driver or passenger?

Install in the Backseat The car seat should always be installed in the back seat. That is the safest spot for your baby. If you can, put the car seat in the center seat. If not, it is fine behind either the driver or passenger side.

What is the most safe car seat?

Chicco KeyFit 30 – The Safest of All Infant Seats. Everyone knows about Chicco KeyFit.

  • Cybex Aton 2 – The Best Car Seat With SensorSafe Technology.
  • Primo Viaggio 4/35 Nido – Bulletproof Design With Anti-Rebound Bar and a Load Leg.
  • Graco SnugRide SnugLock 35 LX – Packed with Side Impact Protection.
  • What are the laws on car seats?

    Head rests

  • Energy absorbing steering wheels
  • Shatter-resistant windshields
  • Mandated installation of seat belts
  • What are the guidelines for car seats?

    Car seats should be placed in the rear,middle seat if possible; if it cannot be installed safely there,place in a side rear seat.

  • AAP does not recommend “car seat mirrors” because they can fall off the seat and injure child.
  • Car seat belts should be kept tight against child’s breastbone – loose enough only to allow 2 fingers underneath.
  • Do I need to replace my car seat after a crash or accident?

    What you should do with the car seat after the crash depends on the severity of the accident. An older recommendation was to always replace car seats after a crash, no matter how minor. This standard has changed and the car seat may not need to be replaced in a minor crash. Learn how to determine whether your baby’s car seat should be replaced.