||Birth to at least 1 year
and at least 20 lbs.
|Over 20 lbs. to about
40 lbs. and over 1 year
|Over 40 lbs.
Up to about 80 lbs.
|Type of Seat
||Infant only or rear-facing convertible
||Convertible/Forward-facing only with harness
||Belt positioning booster seat
|Always make sure
||Children at least one year and at least 20 lbs. in rear-facing seats but longer if seat provides to heavier weight.
Harness straps at or below shoulder level
|Harness straps should be at or above shoulders
Most convertible seats require top slot for forward-facing
|Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belt
Provides protection for head
||Do not place infants in the front seat of vehicles with air bags
||All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat
||Make sure the lap belt fits low and tight to avoid abdominal injuries