February Tips of the Month: Infants
Infants should ride in a rear facing
restraint (in the back seat) until age 1 and at least 20-22 lbs.
Infants who weigh 20 lbs. before 1 year of age should ride in a
restraint approved for higher rear-facing weights.
Weight: Birth to 1 year at
least 20-22 lbs.
Type of seat: Infant only
or rear facing convertible.
Seat position: Rear
Always make sure: Harness
straps at or below shoulder level. Put the seat belt in the
correct slots. Check the vehicle owner's manual and safety seat
instruction book for guidance. Keep harness straps snug over the
child's shoulder. Place the chest clip at armpit level.