What are the 3 types of child safety seats? There are three types of car seats: rear-facing, forward-facing, and the booster, with each best suited to protect a child based on their age and size.
What age can a child use a lap belt? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that when children are old enough and large enough to use the vehicle seat belt alone, typically when they reach 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age, they should always use lap and shoulder seat belts in the rear seat of the vehicle for
When should a child stop using a 5 point harness? A child is ready for a booster seat when they have outgrown the height or weight limit of their 5-point harness car seat. This is usually when they reach over 65 pounds or 49 inches. You can check your car seat’s manual for its height and weight limits and if it can be converted to a booster seat.
What is a child safety seat belt? Current California Law:
Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat. Children who are 8 years of age OR have reached 4’9” in height may be secured by a booster seat, but at a minimum must be secured by a safety belt. (California Vehicle Code Section 27363.)