Infant Car Seat
- Newborn to Age 2
- Rear-facing infant car seat
- Arkansas Law requires an infant to remain in a rear-facing car seat until 1 year of age AND 20 pounds.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents keep their infants/toddlers in rear-facing seats until the age of 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat.
Toddler Forward Facing Car Seat
- Ages 2 to 4
- Forward-facing with a harness
- Toddlers should use a car seat until 4 years of age and 40 pounds.
Booster Seats for Children 8 to 12
- Ages 8 to 12
- The booster should allow the shoulder belt to lie across the middle of the chest and shoulder, not near the face or neck.
- The lap belt should fit low and snug on the hips and upper thighs, not across the belly.
- Children should remain in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8-12 years of age.
- Car Seat Safety by Age Video, Philadelphia Children’s Hospital
(Includes tips for installation)
- Car Seat Information, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Car Seat Safety 101
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