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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The Kidssafetyfirst.org provides the following advice to parents traveling with children.

E Children 12 and younger should always be buckled in the back seat

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E Use a seat appropriate for the child's age, weight and height

E Never use a rear-facing seat in the front seat of a vehicle with an airbag

E Install and use child safety seats correctly by following manufacturer directions

E Set an example for children by wearing a seat belt

There are several types of child car seats. Here is an outline of the different types.

Use rear-facing infant seat for children from birth to 1 year when they weigh 20 pounds or less

Use rear-facing convertible seat recommended for heavier infants less than a year old and weighing 20 to 35 pounds

Use a forward-facing convertible seat or high-back booster with harness for children 1 to 4 years old and weighing 20 to 40 pounds

Use forward-facing belt positioning booster seat for children 4 to 8 years old who weigh at least 40 pounds and stand less than 4 feet, 9 inches tall

Children more than 8 years old or who are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall should use a lap belt, pulled snug and low over the upper thighs, and a shoulder belt snug across the chest

The Kidssafetyfirst.org provides the following advice to parents traveling with children.

- Children 12 and younger should always be buckled in the back seat

- Use a seat appropriate for the child's age, weight and height

- Never use a rear-facing seat in the front seat of a vehicle with an airbag

- Install and use child safety seats correctly by following manufacturer directions

- Set an example for children by wearing a seat belt

There are several types of child car seats. Here is an outline of the different types.

Use rear-facing infant seat for children from birth to 1 year when they weigh 20 pounds or less

Use rear-facing convertible seat recommended for heavier infants less than a year old and weighing 20 to 35 pounds

Use a forward-facing convertible seat or high-back booster with harness for children 1 to 4 years old and weighing 20 to 40 pounds

Use forward-facing belt positioning booster seat for children 4 to 8 years old who weigh at least 40 pounds and stand less than 4 feet, 9 inches tall

Children more than 8 years old or who are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall should use a lap belt, pulled snug and low over the upper thighs, and a shoulder belt snug across the chest

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