A toddler's parents ask the nurse how long the child is required to use a front facing car seat. How should the nurse respond?

"Your child can stop using a front facing car seat when he weighs at least 40 pounds"


•Children should use a front facing car seat from about age 2 until he or she weighs 40 pounds.

•Booster seats should be used after the child outgrows a car seat until the child is 4 foot 9 inches tall.

•At age 8 and/or 4 foot 9 inches, the child should use a regular seat belt.

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