Different stages of car seats

Cynthia Crothers, Car Seat Specialist, explains what the different stages of car seats are and how to tell when your child is ready for the next type of car seat
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Different stages of car seats

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The difference in the infant, convertible and booster seats are that basically three stages of your child´s life in a car seat. Infant seats are anywhere from four pounds to 22 to 35 pounds depending on the manufacturer. When they outgrow that, they go to convertible, which is rear facing to 40 to 35 pounds depending on the manufacturer. And then it turns, the same seat turns forward facing until it´s 65 or 70 pounds, again depending on the manufacturer. Then, they move into a high back booster with a harness, which is our preference, for safety until they are four feet nine inches tall. And that should be there safe life in a child restraint.

Cynthia Crothers, Car Seat Specialist, explains what the different stages of car seats are and how to tell when your child is ready for the next type of car seat

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Cynthia Crothers

Car Seat Specialist

Cynthia Crothers of KidzSeatz Carseat Installation Service is a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Specialist in Los Angeles and New Jersey. Cindy is the mother of five daughters and has six grandchildren.  An eager student, Cindy had the opportunity to go through a five day training with Sit Safe, the VW and Audi CPS training program. Amazed at how car seats and car seat safety has changed over the years, Cindy became a strong advocate for child passenger safety starting with her own grandchildren. Thousands of families later, she currently offers detailed hands-on training sessions for parents and caregivers. A parent needs to know how to customize and reinstall their car seat correctly and use it correctly for their child to have the best chance of surviving a crash. Vehicles are the number one killer of children under 16 years old. To Cindy, nothing is more important in protecting children on the move.

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