There are four steps to remember when choosing a child safety seat.
1. Infants should be in rear-facing infant or convertible seats from birth to at least one year and 20 pounds.
2. Toddlers should be in forward-facing car seats or convertible seats from at least one year and 20 lbs to around four years and 40 pounds.
3. Booster seats are for children up to age six. (Height and weight recommendations vary for different seat manufacturers, so always check the seat instructions and vehicle owners manual).
4. Seat belts should be worn by all children and adults taller than 4'9" and more than 70-80 pounds.
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