Car Seat Safety

Infant Car Seat 

  • Newborn to Age 2
  • Rear-facing infant car seat 
  • Arkansas Law requires an infant to remain in a rear-facing car seat until 1 year of age AND 20 pounds
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents keep their infants/toddlers in rear-facing seats until the age of 2, or until they reach the maximum height and weight for their seat. 


Toddler Forward Facing Car Seat

  • Ages 2 to 4
  • Forward-facing with a harness 
  • Toddlers should use a car seat until 4 years of age and 40 pounds


Booster Seats for Children 8 to 12

  • Ages 8 to 12
  • The booster should allow the shoulder belt to lie across the middle of the chest and shoulder, not near the face or neck.
  • The lap belt should fit low and snug on the hips and upper thighs, not across the belly. 
  • Children should remain in a belt-positioning booster seat until they have reached 4 feet 9 inches tall and are between 8-12 years of age.



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