Proper Use & Installation of Child Safety Seats

Rear-Facing Infant or Convertible Seat

  • Rear-Facing Car SeatUp to 1-year-old and 20 pounds
  • Never place a rear-facing infant in front of an airbag
  • Place seat at 45-degree angle to prevent baby's head from falling forward
  • A section of a swimming pool noodle or tightly rolled towel placed under the feet area of the seat can create a level surface

Forward-Facing Convertible Seat

  • Forward-Facing Convertible SeatOver 1 year old and between 21 to 40 pounds
  • Place harness straps through the top slots
  • The lower two sets are used for the rear-facing position and don't have the extra reinforcement necessary

Belt-Positioning Booster Seat

  • Belt-Positioning Booster SeatChildren 4 to 8 years old and up to 4 foot 9 inches
  • Ensure the shoulder belt does not cross the face or neck, and the lap belt fastens around the hips, below the stomach, and fits snugly

Useful Tips

  • Always read and follow the vehicle owner's manual and the child safety seat installation instruction manual
  • Make sure the seat fits your car and fits your child
  • The safest place is normally in the center of your vehicle
  • Always follow the vehicle owner's manual
  • Make sure that the child is placed all the way into the child seat
  • Secure the child using the safety seat harness
  • Straps should be snug and tight with no twist in them