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Booster Seats - Step 3

Car seat safety at Phoenix Children's Hospital

In Arizona, motor vehicle collisions are the most common cause of preventable deaths of children. Using a safety seat drastically reduces a child's risk of injury or death. 

How and When to Use a Booster Seat

Your child can move from a forward-facing car seat with a 5-point harness, to a booster seat when they exceed the height or weight limits of the forward-facing car seat and are at least 4 years old. 

Children should stay in a booster seat, and in the back seat, until they are 4 feet, 9 inches tall.  Only use a booster seat with a lap and shoulder seat belt.

Watch the Video:  Booster Seats - Step 3

Watch Erin explain when you're child is ready for a booster seat, and how to make sure your child is sitting in the booster correctly.

Facts About Booster Seats

  • Your child should sit in a booster seat until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall.
  • If your car has only lap belts, ask your auto dealership to install shoulder belts.
  • Use a high-back booster seat if your car does not have a head rest.
  • The top of your child's head should be lower than the head rest.

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