CHILD PASSENGER Safety tips Local emphasis during National Child Passenger Safety Week this year, besides buckling up, is on educating the public to transport infants in rear-facing seats, in the back
Rear-facing infant seats in the back seat from birth to at least age 1 and 20 pounds.
Forward-facing toddler seats in the back seat from ages 1 to about 4, and 20 to 40 pounds.
Booster seats in the back seat from about age 4 and 40 pounds to at least age 8, unless 4 feet 9 inches in height.
Safety belts at age 8 or older, or taller than 4 feet 9 inches. All children 12 and under should ride in the back seat.