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at what age should an infant stop using a car seat?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confused ?: A child passenger should ride in a proper passenger safety restraint for size and age until they are old enough to graduate to seat belts.This is usually age 12 yrs in the US. Kids change from a rear facing 5 point system to a forward facing no sooner than age 2 yrs.The best forward facing systems include a 5 point restraint which are available up to 60-80 lbs.Boosters are then used until 57" tall
Answered on Dec 31, 2014
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