- Use the correct vehicle safety belt path for the direction the seat is facing. On most convertible seats there is a rear-facing safety belt path and a forward-facing safety belt path. Check the instructions and look for labels on the safety seat.
NOTE: ALWAYS read and follow the child safety
seat instructions and the vehicle owner’s manual.
Seat Options For Forward-Facing Children
NOTE: Most toddlers and pre-schoolers (up
to age 4) are not big enough or old enough for a belt-positioning
booster seat. They need a full harness for upper body protection
and to hold them in their seats. A full harness should be used
as long as possible. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
on harness weight limits.
For children 40 pounds or more, who are too young
or too active to sit still in a booster seat, or if a vehicle
has lap only safety belts, use child restraints labeled for use
over 40 pounds.
The back seat is the SAFEST place in the vehicle to install
child safety seats.
Vehicle Installation Tips
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Air Bag Safety Information
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