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Published on February 22, 2008

Author: Tommaso

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Slide2:  Crashes are the #1 killer of children ages 1-14. Crashes Happen with Great Force:  Crashes Happen with Great Force Weight of person times the speed of the vehicle at the time of the crash equals the force! EX: If your child weighs 30 lbs and you are traveling 30 mph…the force of the crash is 900 pounds of force. ~Car Seats Save Lives~:  ~Car Seats Save Lives~ Help prevent collision with vehicle interior Slow child down Spread out the force of the collision BUT… you have to use the seat correctly!:  BUT… you have to use the seat correctly! Quick Facts:  Quick Facts Harness retainer clip at armpit level Straps should be one finger fit snug NO snow suits, buntings, large coats, etc. under harness Don’t wash straps in machine, put in dryer or iron them…they will be ruined if you do Car seat should not wiggle more than 1” or it is not buckled in tight enough Safest place for a child is in the back seat If We Only Knew:  If We Only Knew You May Think It Is Simple, but…:  You May Think It Is Simple, but… National Misuse is 85% Local Misuse is around 90% 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly… Is yours one of them? Seat Belt Types:  Seat Belt Types Emergency Locking Retractor Automatic Locking Retractor Switchable No Retractor Seat Belt Buckle Types:  Seat Belt Buckle Types Free sliding Light weight locking/cinching Locking Locking Clips:  Locking Clips How to Install a Locking Clip Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 New Stuff:  New Stuff Latches Tethers FMVSS 225 CR Anchorage:  FMVSS 225 CR Anchorage Requires standardized CR anchorage At least 2 rear seating positions - lower anchorage 3 tether anchorage locations in rear Required by end of year 2002 LATCH Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren:  LATCH Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren 100% of seats manufactured Sept. 1999 must meet stricter head protection. Most will meet standard with a tether If you Use Latch…Do Not Use Seat Belt You Only Use One Feature or the Other…NEVER Both! Tethers:  Tethers If you use Tether, You Still Must Use the Seat Belt Too! Tether can only be used with Forward Facing Seats! How to Correct Common Mistakes:  How to Correct Common Mistakes Car Seat not buckled in tight enough Check seat belt Climb into seat, apply pressure & tighten Locking Clip Needed Harness not tight enough Needs to be one finger fit Harness retainer clip at armpit level Locking clip misuses Locking clip is ONLY needed with a Emergency Locking Seat belt, with a free sliding latch – Don’t Use if Not Needed Locking clip placement is by the buckle How to Correct Common Mistakes (cont.):  How to Correct Common Mistakes (cont.) Latch misuses Can’t use latch AND Seatbelt (use one or the other but NEVER both) Latch in the middle of back seat is NOT common…check car manual if unsure Tether misuses Only forward facing seats can use tether Don’t use tether for rear facing car seats Put pressure on car seat and tighten if car seat wiggles more than 1” ~The Safest Place in Car for a Child is the Back Seat~:  ~The Safest Place in Car for a Child is the Back Seat~ Don’t Use the Middle in the Back Seat if… You can’t get the seat in tight Base of car seat is wider than seat belt area There is no seat belt Wrong type of seat belt for seat type Slide19:  The 3 Main Classes of Car Seats… and 2 “In-Betweens” rear-facing infant seats forward-facing toddler seats belt-positioning booster seats combination seats convertible seats ~Do Not Buy Used Car Seats~:  ~Do Not Buy Used Car Seats~ You do not know if It has been in a crash It has been recalled It has been taken care of properly All the parts are there It could be too old Car Seats are only good for 5 years from manufacturing date The money you save is not worth your child’s future Too Old? Check the Label!:  Too Old? Check the Label! If there is NO label…Don’t use it! What is the Best Car Seat?:  What is the Best Car Seat? Infant Seat vs Convertible Seat Lots of different kinds Features that you want Fits properly in your vehicle Easy for you to use and adjust Fits your lifestyle and needs Fits your child - size/age/weight No brand is better than any other…they have all been crash tested for security and functionality. What Kind of Car Seat Do I Buy?:  What Kind of Car Seat Do I Buy? INFANT (<1 yr old & <20 lbs) Infant or Convertible Car Seat TODDER (>1 yr old & 20-40 lbs) Convertible or Combination Car Seat CHILD (>40 lbs) Booster Seat (Combination Seats turn into booster seats too) OLDER CHILD (>6 yrs old OR >60 lbs – also need to be conscious of height - 4’ 9”) Seat Belt Car Seats for Infants up to 1 year old & less than 20 lbs:  Car Seats for Infants up to 1 year old & less than 20 lbs Infant Car Seat with or without base Typically lasts up to 20 lbs Harness must be adjusted at or below shoulders Can only be used for Rear Facing Convertible Car Seat Usually can go up to 35 lbs for Rear Facing Harness must be adjusted at or below shoulders Rear facing is the Safest way for a child to ride REMEMBER: Your child must me 1 year old AND 20 lbs BEFORE they can be switched to forward facing! Infant Seats:  Infant Seats Want Headrest? Front Adjust Bases:  Bases Adjustable base Slide27:  Car Seats with Shields Never have a child in the Front Seat with an Airbag:  Never have a child in the Front Seat with an Airbag Car Seats for Toddlers older than 1 year old & 20-40 lbs:  Car Seats for Toddlers older than 1 year old & 20-40 lbs Convertible Car Seat Move harness straps to reinforced position (furthest upper slots) Usually lasts up to 40 lbs Forward Facing Combination Car Seat Harness must be adjusted at or above shoulders This seat becomes a booster seat when child is over 40 lbs Can only be used for Forward Facing Convertible Car Seat:  Convertible Car Seat A two-year-old using this car seat died of a spinal cord injury in a 1994 crash. CHECK THE MANUAL FOR YOUR CAR SEAT Is Your Child Buckled in Snug and is the Harness Tight?:  Is Your Child Buckled in Snug and is the Harness Tight? Car Seats for Child >40 lbs and not ready for seat belt:  Car Seats for Child >40 lbs and not ready for seat belt Booster Seat Over 40 lbs. Belt-positioning booster seat Used with a shoulder and lap belt CANNOT use with lap belt only Remember…Safest place is in the back seat *Child must be 4’ 9” in height in order to be in a seat belt AND take the 5-Point Test to make sure he/she is ready! Child in Lap-Only Belt:  Child in Lap-Only Belt 5-Point Test for Seat Belt Use:  5-Point Test for Seat Belt Use Your child can sit all the way back against the back of the seat, Knees bend comfortably over the edge of the seat, without slouching, The lap belt fits snugly across the top of the thighs and doesn’t ride up on the stomach The shoulder belt comes across the rib cage and shoulder, instead of across the neck, Your child can sit like this for the entire trip Why Booster Seats?:  Why Booster Seats? Slide36:  Booster Seats No longer recommended Slide37:  Integrated Seats Back Seat for 3?:  Back Seat for 3? Kids Are Not Cargo:  Kids Are Not Cargo Best Practice:  Best Practice Use the appropriate car seat or seat belt depending on your child’s age, weight & height! Next Car Seat Clinic:  Next Car Seat Clinic Thursday, February 23, 2006 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue 701 Vine Street Kelso WA 98626 (next door to the unemployment office) Current Law Effective July 1, 2002:  Current Law Effective July 1, 2002 Children ages: Less than 6 years old and weighs less than 60 lbs must use an appropriate child safety seat 6 years and older or weighs 60 lbs or more must be restrained in a vehicle safety belt 15 and under must be restrained Lap belt exempt Child safety seat and child need to be properly secured New Law Effective 6/1/2007:  New Law Effective 6/1/2007 Children ages: 7 and under must use an appropriate child safety seat (updated) 8 or older or 4’9” in height can be restrained by safety belt or appropriate child safety seat (updated) 12 and under in back seat when practical (new) 15 and under must be restrained (same) Lap belt exempt (same) Child safety seat and child need to be properly secured (same)

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