For a safer ride for your precious cargo, here are a few tips:
Secure all children under the age of 13 in a rear seat.
Infants and young children need the protection of a properly installed child restraint or booster seat.
Never put a rear-facing child restraint seat in the front vehicle seat as it can cause serious injury or death in the event of an accident and the deployment of the air bag.
It is best to install a forward-facing child restraint seat in rear vehicle seats. If this isn't possible for your vehicle, then carefully read your Owner's Manual to understand how to best install a forward-facing restraint in the front vehicle seat.
Lower Anchors and Top tethers for children (LATCH) System
LATCH System helps simplify the installation of child restraint seats.
Compatible with both forward- and rear-facing child seats.
Should be used if a child weighs between 80 and 100 pounds and is less than 4'10'' in height.
Only use a backless booster seat if your car's seatback is higher than your child's ear and has a head restraint. Otherwise, use a high-back booster seat.
You should also check your state law mandates on booster seats for complete details of usage.