Car Seat Selection Tool - The Safe Mobility Project

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Car Seat Selection Tool
Birth
12 months
2 years
4 years
8 years
12 months
24 months
4 years
7 years
10 years
OVER
65 LBS
UNDER
5 LBS
CALL FOR
ASSISTANCE
CALL FOR
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5-STEP TEST AND FURTHER DETAILS >
NO SEAT
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USE ADULT
SEAT BELT
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Infant Carrier Car Seat
Rear Facing with Harness
Does your child
still need a booster?
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These seats typically fit children between 5 and 22 pounds. Some infant carriers can last
up to 30 pounds. The seats will always face towards the back of the vehicle. When a child
has reached the height or weight limit of this seat, he or she should be moved to a rear
facing convertible car seat. You may install this seat using a vehicle seat belt or the LATCH
system. See your car seat manual for more information.
Convertible Car Seat
Rear Facing with Harness or
Forward Facing with Harness
The 5-Step Test
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Harness straps are removable when child is ready to use booster feature. These seats
typically fit children between 40 and 110 pounds. This seat can only face toward the front
of the vehicle. All children should sit in the seat with a harness until they are at least four
years old, or they reach the harness height or weight limit. When used as a harnessed
seat, it can be installed using a vehicle seat belt or the LATCH system. When used as a
booster seat, pull the seat belt over the car seat to restrain the child. See your car seat
manual for more information.
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Combination Car Seat
High Back/Belt Positioning Booster Seat
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Do your child’s knees bend comfortably at the edge of
the auto seat?
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Does the seat belt cross your child’s shoulder between
the neck and arm?
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Is the lap belt as low as possible, touching the thighs?
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Can your child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
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Forward Facing Booster Seat
Use this seat for children who have outgrown the height and weight limits of a
forward-facing harnessed seat. Booster seats function to raise the child to the height that
the seat belt will not touch his or her neck when fastened. This seat may have a removable
back rest with a seat belt positioning path. The belt positioning path helps to keep the seat
belt strap off of the child's neck. When the child is tall enough, the belt positioner will no
longer be needed to keep the seat belt from hitting the neck. At this point, remove the
back rest and use this seat as a backless booster seat. Children should not transition into
the regular vehicle seat and seat belt until they are eight years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall.
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Does your child sit all the way back against the auto seat?
If all of the answers are
“YES”, your child passes the
five-step test and does not
need a booster seat.
FOR ASSISTANCE:
Backless Booster Seat
Forward Facing Booster Seat
This seat is to be used for children up to eight years old or 4 feet 9 inches tall. Booster
seats function to raise the child to the height that the seat belt will not touch his or her neck
when fastened. When sitting in this seat, if the seat belt hits the neck, or if the car does not
have a built-in head rest, a High Back/Belt Positioning Booster Seat is needed. Children
should not transition into the regular vehicle seat and seat belt until they are eight years old
or 4 feet 9 inches tall.
If you answer “NO” to any
of the above questions,
your child needs to ride
in a booster seat.
Call 330-543-8942 | SafeMobilityProject.com
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Convertible car seats typically fit children between 5 and 65 pounds. All children should sit
in a seat facing the rear of the vehicle until they are at least two years old, or they reach
the rear facing height or weight limit on their convertible car seat. When a child has
reached the rear facing limits of the seat, convertible seats can be turned around to face
forward. When the child has reached the forward facing height or weight limit for this seat,
he or she should be moved to a booster seat. You may install this seat using a vehicle seat
belt or the LATCH system. See your car seat manual for more information.
UPDATED 20170627