Child Safety Seats - Village of Bartlett
Child Safety Seat
Inspections
& Installations
The Bartlett Police Department
Community Service Officers
are certified Child Safety
Seat Installers.
Call 630-837-0846 to schedule
an appointment.
Child Passenger
Safety Tips

Keep children in rear-facing safety seats as long
as possible.

Keep children in the back seat at least through
age 12.

Never place a rear-facing safety seat in front of
an active airbag.

A used safety seat may not be safe unless you
know the history of the seat and all labels, parts,
and instructions are present.

Always register your safety seat with the
manufacturer so you can be notified of recalls.

Do not use a safety seat that is more than six
years old or past the expiration date stamped on
the seat.

Non-regulated products such as toys attached to
the safety seat, mirrors, window shades and belt
tightening tools are not recommended unless the
safety seat manufacturer allows their use.

All objects in the vehicle should be stowed in the
trunk or tied down, as they can become
projectiles if a crash or sudden stop occurs.

Illinois law requires ALL passengers to be
buckled up, regardless of where they sit in a
vehicle.
Village of Bartlett
Police Department
Bartlett, Illinois
Child Safety
Seats
IS YOUR CHILD IN THE RIGHT SEAT?
228 S. Main Street | Bartlett IL 60103
630.837.0846
CHILD SAFETY SEAT GUIDELINES
Always read and follow the child safety seat and vehicle manufacturer’s instructions for installation and height/weight guidelines.
Birth - 12 Months
4 - 7 Years
Your child under age 1 should always ride in a
rear-facing car seat. There are different types of
rear-facing car seats: Infant-only seats can only
be used rear-facing. Convertible and 3-in-1 car
seats typically have higher height and weight
limits for the rear-facing position, allowing you to
keep your child rear-facing for a longer period of
time.
8 - 12 Years
Keep your child in a booster seat until he or she
Keep your child in a forward-facing car seat with a
is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. For a
harness until he or she reaches the top height or
seat belt to fit properly the lap belt must lie
weight limit allowed by your car seat’s
snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach.
manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the forward
The shoulder belt should lie snug across the
-facing car seat with a harness, it’s time to travel in
shoulder and chest and not cross the neck or
a booster seat, but still in the back seat.
face. Remember: your child should still ride in
the back seat because it’s safer there.
1 - 3 Years
Keep your child rear-facing as long as possible.
It’s the best way to keep him or her safe. Your
child should remain in a rear-facing car seat until
he or she reaches the top height or weight limit
allowed by your car seat’s manufacturer. Once
your child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, your
child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car
seat with a harness.
Source: safercar.gov (NHTSA)
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