As families get ready to embark on holiday trips to visit relatives and loved ones, it’s a good time to review a few safety tips.
When Traveling by Car
Always use the appropriate car seat for infants and young children when riding in the vehicle:
- Infants should ride rear-facing for as long as their car seat allows, usually to about age 2 and 35 pounds. Riding rear-facing protects your child’s head, neck and spine.
- When children are ready to transition to a forward-facing seat, children should ride in a forward-facing seat with a 5-point harness for as long as possible, until they are at least 4 and 40 lbs. Consider using a harnessed booster to keep your child in a 5-point harness even longer.
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