The September 2023 Loan Program quarterly flyer includes the handouts available from the Child Passenger Safety Week planner.
Child Passenger Safety Week: September 17 – 23, 2023
Theme: Car Seat Safely Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes
Information pages include:
- Rear-Facing Car Seat Basics
- Children should travel in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible. Best practice recommendations state that children should remain rear-facing until the child reaches the maximum weight or height allowed by the car seat manufacturer.
- In Pennsylvania, children must remain rear-facing up to 2 years of age.
- Forward-Facing Car Seat Basics
- Children who outgrow their rear-facing car seat should be secured in a forward-facing car seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the weight or height allowed by the car seat manufacturer.
- Belt-Positioning Booster Seat Basics
- Children who outgrow their forward-facing car seat with a harness should be secured in a belt-positioning booster seat with a lap and shoulder belt. Children should remain in the belt-positioning booster seat until the lap and shoulder belt fits correctly on the child’s body.
- Select a booster seat that positions the vehicle’s lap belt low and snug across the hips/upper thighs and the shoulder belt across the center of the child’s shoulder and chest.
- Vehicle Seat Belt Basics
- Children who outgrow their belt-positioning booster seat should be secured with a correctly fitted vehicle lap and shoulder belt.
- The seat belt fits correctly when the lap belt lays low and snug across the hips, touching the upper thighs and the shoulder belt lays across the center of the shoulder and chest.
- Choose an appropriate car seat, booster seat, or seat belt based on the child’s age, weight, height, and developmental needs and use it correctly following the 5-Steps for correct use.