Did you hear? The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their recommendation for rear-facing car seats. The updated recommendation has children remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their convertible car seat, which for some kids will be age 3 or 4! If you have questions reach out to your local tech or the Be Seat Smart program!
There’s nothing more important than keeping our children safe. Although every year children are injured or killed in car crashes, proper use of child safety seats can help keep our children safe. As a parent, you may find it difficult to sort out conflicting or confusing car safety seat information as your child develops and grows. Child safety seats work best when used correctly. But how do you know what’s correct?
Vermont’s child safety seat law defines age and weight limits for very young children. It also states that a child must be in a federally approved child safety seat or booster until they turn 8 years old. Even at age 8 your child may not be big enough to transition to a seat belt. How do you know for sure?
Vermont's Child Passenger Safety Program is designed to draw attention to the importance of child safety seats and to help parents understand the 4 Stages of Seat Safety that every child progresses through. Certified safety technicians are available to help you at free at Car Seat Assistance Centers throughout Vermont.