5 Things to Know About Booster Seats

things to know about booster seatsAs your toddler ages and that car seat seems to be getting smaller and smaller in size, you maybe wondering about booster seats.

When do you transition your child to a booster seat? How do booster seats work? Why use a booster seat? We’ve got the deets – let’s talk about booster seat!

Here’s 5 Things to Know About Booster Seats:

  • Booster Seats Reduce Children’s Risk of Injury in a Crash 1 of 5
    Booster Seats Reduce Children's Risk of Injury in a Crash
    According to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's research, booster seats reduce children's risk of injury in a crash by 59%.
    Source: Ask Patty
  • When Should I Put My Child in a Booster and How Long Will He Stay In It? 2 of 5
    When Should I Put My Child in a Booster and How Long Will He Stay In It?
    A child should stay in a forward-facing car seat, from 2 years old to as long as possible (up to the highest weight or height limit allowed for their car seat).  Check with your car seat's manufacturer for details.
    Your child should stay in a booster seat until typically they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.
  • How Does a Booster Seat Work? 3 of 5
    How Does a Booster Seat Work?
    Booster seats are designed to lift you child up so the seat belt fits properly over strong bones in the lap and shoulder area.  Make sure that your child has the seat belt properly positioned and not tucked under their shoulder.
    image source: Raising Kids with Love
  • Lap Belt Fit 4 of 5
    Lap Belt Fit
    Lap belt fit — The lap belt should lie flat and on top of the thighs, not higher up on the abdomen.
    Information provided by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Shoulder Belt Fit 5 of 5
    Shoulder Belt Fit
    Shoulder belt fit — The shoulder belt should fit across the middle of the child's shoulder. If it falls off the shoulder or rests on your child's neck, it won't work as well. An improper fit could encourage your child to move the belt to a dangerous position, such as behind the back or under the arm.
    Information provided by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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