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Date:1/21/2009

or older, larger infants, until about age 3
  • Booster seats for 4- to 8-year-olds
  • "And, check the car seat for weight guidelines, because they're not identical for all seats," Gaines said. "When children graduate from booster seats, they still need to use the car's restraints. Teenagers are the ones least likely to be restrained."

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    Learn more about car safety seats from the American Academy of Pediatrics.



    SOURCES: Thomas Rice, Ph.D., M.P.H., research epidemiologist, Traffic Safety Center, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California, Berkeley; Barbara Gaines, M.D., director, Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh; February 2009, American Journal of Public Health


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