Child Car Seat

A car seat, also known as a child safety seat or child restraint system, is a seat that clips into vehicles to protect infants and children in a car crash. Children under a certain age are required to be in a car seat. Ask questions about car seat models here.

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Child Car Seat

How do you use child safety seats and seat belts?

A child is big enough to sit in the vehicle lap and shoulder belt when they can sit with their back against the vehicle seat back with their knees bent over the edge of the vehicle seat without slouching. This is when a child is approximately eight years old and 4'9." If a child cannot sit properly in the vehicle lap and shoulder belt they should use a belt positioning booster seat.

The lap belt should lie securely on a child's upper thigh. The shoulder belt should fit snugly across the chest and rest between their neck and shoulder.

Lap and shoulder belt are designed for adults and made to ride over the bony areas of the shoulders and hips. With small children, the lap belt tends to ride up into their abdomens and the shoulder belt cuts across their necks. A booster seat positions the lap and shoulder belt properly. Click here for information on the proper use of booster seats.

Lap and shoulder belt provide greater protection than a lap belt alone because it provides upper body restraint in addition to lower body restraint. Children large enough for a seat belt should use the vehicle's lap and shoulder belt. If your vehicle has lap only belts in the back seat, you may want to consider having shoulder belts installed by a dealer or repair facility. Most vehicle manufacturers offer retrofit shoulder belt kits for this purpose.

The shoulder belt should never be placed behind a child. He/she could be seriously injured in a crash. If the seat belt does not fit properly, a child should use a belt-positioning booster seat.

Never place the shoulder belt under a child's arm. Placing the shoulder belt under a child's arm can cause life-threatening injuries in a crash. If the seat belt does not fit properly, a child should use a belt-positioning booster seat.

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Which seat in the car is the safest to place a child safety seat?

If the vehicle has two rows, the middle of the back seat. If the vehicle has 3 rows, the middle of the second seat. And that just about says it all. Even with side impact protection, airbags, door beams etc, the safest place for any child seat is as far as possible from the potential impact. The absolute middle fo the vehicle is ideal. The above answers are correct. However, it is not always possible to put the seat in the center position. Some vehicles prohibit the use of the center position for a carseat (IE Chevy Blazer), so ALWAYS double check your vehical owners manual. Also sometimes the carseat won't fit well in the center position, so in such a case you would try it in the outboard positions. If it fits there better then in the center, it is better to have the seat in the outboard position. A great fit outboard is better then a poor fit center. Jen E AKA Carseatmom- Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and mom to 3 in seats!

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Child Car Seat

What does the law say about child safety at school?

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Is it against the law to sell a used child car seat?

No, as long as it is in proper working order and structurally sound. If in doubt have it inspected by a police officer.

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Is there a child safety seat that offers a 5-point harness for children up to 80 lbs?

Yes there is a seat that will offer a 5pt harness to 80lbs. It is called the Britax Husky. You can find it on Britax's website at www.britaxusa.com . There is many places online that also sell them. The seat does cost about $200 though, but a Britax is WELL worth every single penny! :o)

Jen E aka carseatmom... Mom to 3 and a Cert. Child Passenger Safety Tech!

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I believe that manufacturer Diono (www.diono.com) also has an 80 lb version of its Radian carseat with a 5-point harness.

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Child Car Seat

How do you get to child safety innovations from the 5 beeline bus?

drive

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What are some good used cars or SUVs with three child safety seat anchors you can buy for 15000 dollars or less?

For the money, the Subaru Outback is your best bet. Most dealerships can install additional child seat anchors to your vehicle. Check with local vehicle regulations first, but it may save you the cost of buying a new vehicle.

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Does the Prius have the latch system for child car seats Also is the Prius too small to handle 2 car seats and kids comfortably?

The 2004/05 Prius has plenty of room in the back seat for two child seats as will as some space between them for a very, very small size adult. On the back of rear seats are hooks/latch for anchoring the top back of the child seats to the auto seat. All three back seats have lap and shoulder belts. I easily fit 4 teen girls and allll their school gear, plus mine, in my Prius hatchback. No problems seeing out the back window. The Prius has more cargo room than my BMW530i. Also the Prius has lots of smaller storage compartments in the front seat in the console and the glove box area.

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2000-2005 Dodge & Plymouth Neons
Child Car Seat

How do you remove the Rear speakers in a 2003 Dodge Neon SXT with the child safety seat anchors?

Take off the panels above where your 6x9's are, they pull right out. Stick your fingers in between the edges of the chair and the carpet in the back, and just pull it out. its more like a cardboard with carpet on it, anyways your speakers will be exposed and just start unscrewing them. That's it!

^this wont work....you have to remove the rear seat, then you can take the carpeting/board off which will expose the speakers

here is a link with photos on how to do thishttp://s42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/wharpig/Neon%20Speaker/

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Rules of the Road
Traffic Violations and Tickets
Child Car Seat

Can a child ride in a taxi in Calif without a safety seat?

Whether the laws in California don't press seat belt laws wouldn't you think a person with any intelligence would care enough about their child to make sure they are strapped in by a seat belt? I've seen people go right through windshields and it's not a pretty sight! Buckle up and be safe! In British Columbia, Canada there is a fine if adults or children are not buckled up and they are heavy fines. How unintelligent people can be when buckling up means saving your life. I've been in four car accidents (only one was my fault) and the last one I was in was a 'head on' and without my seat belt I would have either been badly injured or gone through the windshield or out the back window of the vehicle. Once you get use to seat belts it's like breathing. You don't even notice it after awhile and should you forget for a few minutes you feel almost naked.

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Rules of the Road
Traffic Violations and Tickets
Child Car Seat

What are the US seat belt laws?

State laws vary across the country and laws are different in many countries.

Please see: related links for U.S. Laws

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Mercury Villager
Child Car Seat

How do you install your child's safety seat in a 1993 villager?

It is easiest to put in the middle of the sliding seat that can be slid from the rear to the middle of the van. It is also prefferable to have that seat in the middle with the middle seat removed. If you are using the side shoulder harness belts you need to pull them all the way out and retract them slowly. They should click. Once the belt is properly positioned per the seat manufacturers instructions make sure it is level and bucled in tight. You could also take the vehicle to a local police or fire department to have your installation inspected before use.

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Where might i find replacement straps for my Eddie Bauer child car seat with a model number of 22-861-GDC?

Call 1800-544-1108 or visit www.djgusa.com.

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Cars & Vehicles
Rules of the Road
Child Car Seat

Where in the backseat is the safest place for an infants car seat?

The middle of the backseat; away from the windows.

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Plymouth Sundance
Child Car Seat

Where do you install the safety bolt for a child seat in a 1994 Plymouth Sundance?

My child seat car bolt, is in a 1988 Sundance, passenger side about 1 ft from behind back seat, on trunk floor.

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Will a child car seat violation add points on your car insurance?

It depends on the state. New York State law requires all front seat passengers to wear seat belts. Children under the age of 16 must wear seat belts when they are in the front seat or the back seat. Children under the age of four must ride in safety seats. Children age four, five or six must ride in child restraint systems. The penalty for a seat belt or car seat violation is a fine of up $50. If a conviction includes a person under the age of 16, the driver receives a maximum fine of $100 and 3 points on the driver license record.

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Cars & Vehicles
Child Car Seat

How often do you replace a child's car seat?

Car seats have a expiration date of about 5-8 years depending on your model. call the manufacter if your not sure.

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Toyota Highlander
Ford Explorer XLT
Child Car Seat

Can you install a convertable car seat in the middle seat using the latch system in a 2004 Toyota Highlander?

I've done a little research on this.

My Advice;

READ YOUR CAR MANUAL!!!

If it says you only have LATCH for the two outer seats, that's all you have. You can not use the inner most LATCH hooks for the middle.

According to a posting I found here's why;

"My SUV only has the LATCH system on the side seats and not the middle seat. I spoke to the car safety officier for the police department ... he told me not to use the LATCH in the middle position (by using the side seats LATCH system) since my SUV is not equipped with it is because the LATCH is connected to the car frame and if we were in an accident and the frame of the car bent it could tear his seat in pieces. I was not aware that the LATCH was connected to the frame"

From: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1VTXRFKRIM6XK

If you can get a secure fit using the seat beat in the middle, this is the safest place. If not, use the LATCH on the passenger side.

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Toyota Land Cruiser
Locks and Latches
Child Car Seat

Is the 2000 Toyota 4runner equipped to handle a child safety seat with the latch system?

Sort of. You can retrofit a tether bracket, but not the lower anchors. See: http://www.saferidenews.com/pdfs/new_page_pdf/TM_LATCH_update702.pdf It's part number 73709-12010 for the tether bracket - they run about $12. The old part was 04731-22012 and includes the belt tightener "I" but no tether bracket.

There are people who have retrofitted the lower anchors by drilling holes and mounting brackets from other vehicles, including late 90's model Honda Civics. I wouldn't personally recommend that.

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Repossession
Auto Insurance
Child Car Seat

How do you repossess a car that your child was supposed to repay but that you took out?

IF your name is on the TITLE, you go get it. If not on the title, call the lender and make arrangements for them to repo so you can have possession of the car.

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American Cars
Chevy Suburban
Child Car Seat

How tall do you have to be to ride in the front seat?

You must be 4.9 to ride in the back without a car seat. This is a very confusing law and out of all of the gov. resources I cant find one for ny state only texas. They say you must be 12. I dont really know very much about this topic so im sorry. :<

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Repossession
Child Car Seat

Can a repo man take your car if your child's car seats are inside and needed?

A "repo man" can take your car no matter what. If your purse is in the car, they can take it. You will probably be called with the information on how to get your personal effects.

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Cars & Vehicles
Child Car Seat

When can a child travel without a car seat?

This is opinion and should be treated as such:

You must check with each state, as the law varies from state to state. Check with the dept of motor vehicles or the local police/fire dept. I believe the minimum age in most states is 6 years old. Of course, that is for booster seats. My children started using booster seats at about age three. In my opinion, it is best to judge by the child's weight, not age, and choose a safety seat made for the weight of the child. I believe it has been recommended by safety experts that a child should be in a booster until a normal seat belt sits on them appropriately, about age 8. Of course, you should always follow the laws of the state in which you are driving and keep the child in a safety seat until they are past that age. Good Luck!

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Cars & Vehicles
Pontiac Grand Am
Ford Explorer XLT
Child Car Seat

How do you install a car seat in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am?

Car seat installation is different for every vehicle. To make sure this is done 100% correctly call your local non-emergency police phone number and tell them you need car seat installation. They will schedule an appointment with you for free and walk you through the installation step - by - step at no cost to you.

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Chevy Tracker
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Ford Expedition XLT
Child Car Seat

Does the 2002 tracker have the LATCH system for car seats?

Answer for car seat latches (hopefully)Hi,

I'm not too sure about the 2002 tracker having car seat latches, but my 2000 tracker doesn't. Near the bottom of the back door however there are plastic caps on the molding. Pop these out and they reveal bolt holes. Your car seat should come with a bolt that matches these holes, and this is where you install the metal loop (that should have also come with your car seat) for the hook that is on the seat itself. If the 2002 does have a latch system, it may be under the carpet in the rear section. The carpet should pull out from under the molding to lift it up and then can be re-attached by using a butterknife to push the carpet back under the molding. Good luck!

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