Car Seat Chooser

What is the age and weight of your child?


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS RECOMMENDATIONS

For your reference, download and print this CPS Ticket Insert.


Less than 1 year of age (regardless of weight)

Less than 1 year of age (regardless of weight)
DIRECTION
  • Rear facing in back seat
HARNESS
  • Use slots at or below shoulders and snug
  • Harness clip at armpit level
INSTALLATION
  • Move less than 1 inch when tugged at belt path

Over 1 year of age, less than 20 lbs

Less than 1 year of age (regardless of weight)
DIRECTION
  • Rear facing in back seat
HARNESS
  • Use slots at or below shoulders and snug
  • Harness clip at armpit level
INSTALLATION
  • Move less than 1 inch when tugged at belt path

Over 1 year of age, over 20 lbs

Less than 1 year of age (regardless of weight)
DIRECTION*
  • Forward-facing or rear-facing to upper weight limit of seat in back seat
HARNESS
  • Use slots at or above shoulders and snug for forward-facing; at or below shoulders and snug for rear-facing
  • Harness clip at armpit level
INSTALLATION
  • Move less than 1 inch when tugged at belt path
*Children are safer riding rear-facing until they reach the upper limit of their rear-facing convertible seat — 30-35 pounds

Over 40 pounds, but less than 4'9" tall

Less than 1 year of age (regardless of weight)
DIRECTION
  • Forward-facing with lap and shoulder belt in back seat
HARNESS
  • Lap belt of vehicle snug and low over thighs, not abdomen
  • Shoulder belt snug across collarbone, not neck or face
INSTALLATION
  • Must use lap and shoulder belt

Over 4'9" tall, 8 years or 80 pounds

Less than 1 year of age (regardless of weight)
DIRECTION
  • Vehicle seat belt in back seat
  • All children under age 13 should be in the back seat
HARNESS
  • Lap belt of vehicle snug and low over thighs, not abdomen
  • Shoulder belt snug across collarbone, not neck or face
INSTALLATION
  • Must use lap and shoulder belt