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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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Location
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1120 Marshall Street, Room 315
Little Rock, AR 72202
United States
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Telephone
501- 364-2478
Web
http://www.uams.edu


University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas
  • Infants must be rear-facing in the back seat until at least 1 yr. old and at least 20 lbs.
  • Children over 20 lbs. and 1 yr. of age may then be forward-facing, still in the back seat, in a child safety seat with an internal harness.
  • Once the child weighs at least 40 lbs., the child should ride in a booster seat in the back seat until he/she is 80 lbs. and about 4’10" tall.
  • Before being allowed to use only the regular vehicle lap & shoulder seat belt, the child should be able to sit up with knees bent at the edge of the vehicle seat, the seat belt shoulder strap should fit comfortably across the chest (not across the neck), and the seat belt lap strap should fit low and tight across the upper thighs.
Child Safety Seat Chart
Buckle Everyone...Every Time!
501-364-3296
 

Infant

Toddler

Young Children

Age/Weight

Birth to 1 Year
0-20 lbs.
Over 1 year
20 lbs.-40 lbs.
4 to 8 yrs. or until 4'9" tall
Over 40 lbs.

Type of Seat

Infant Only
or convertible
Convertible/or
combination
Belt positioning
Booster seat

Seat Position

Rear-facing only Forward-facing Forward-facing

Always Make Sure

Harness straps at or
below shoulder levelChildren rear-face until
1 yr. AND at least 20
lbs. (or as long as seat
allows.
Harness straps should now be at or above shoulder level.Most seats
require use of top harness slots.
Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder
belt. To avoid injuries, the lap belt must fit tight across the lap and
the shoulder belt must fit snug across chest and shoulder.

Warning

All children age 12
and under should ride
in the back seat.
All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat. All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat.

Tips for Choosing the Best Seat for your Child

  • Take your time choosing a child safety seat. Shop around. There are lots to choose from. Think long term. Remember that you may need to buy all 3 types of seats (infant only, convertible and booster) as your child grows up.
  • Before you buy any seat, practice changing the harness and adjusting the length of the straps. If you choose an infant-only seat with a handle, carry the seat around the store to make sure it feels comfortable. If the seat has a removable base, check to see how easy it is to remove.
  • If possible, install the child safety seat in your vehicle before buying it to make sure that if fits well in your vehicle. Cars with small rear seats or bucket seats may present special problems. Practice buckling the seat tightly into your car before your child’s first ride. It is very important that you choose a child safety seat that is easy for YOU to use and that it will be used correctly every time your child rides.
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