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Quick reference medical handouts used by Pediatric offices


Car Seat
Children 40 - 80 lbs



Children 4 - 8 years who are over 40 pounds should use a booster safety seat. A booster seat is needed when your child has outgrown the convertible safety seat but is too small to fit properly into the regular seat belt. This will also help your child see out the window.

Forward-facing seats/high-backed booster seats
Name Weight Limits
With harness
Weight Limits
Without harness
Price
Century Breverra
Classic, Metro, Ascend
30-40 pounds 30-80 pounds $50-80
Century Next Step 20-40 pounds 30-80 pounds $99-109
Cosco Adventurer II 22-40 pounds 30-80 pounds $44
Cosco High Backed Booster 22-40 pounds 30-80 pounds $39-59
Graco Cherished Cargo 20-40 pounds 40-80 pounds $59

Belt-positioning boosters
Name Type Weight Limits Price
Basic Comfort Galaxy 2000 High back
Low back
30-70 pounds
40-70 pounds
$70
Britax Cruiser High back 30-60 pounds $99
Britax Roadster High back
Low back
40-100 pounds
40-100 pounds
$119
Britax Star Riser/Comfy High back
Low back
30-80 pounds
30-80 pounds
$119
Century Breverra Sport High back 30-80 pounds $30
Cosco Grand Explorer Shield
Low back
30-40 pounds
40-80 pounds
$19-29
Cosco Complete Voyager High back 30-80 pounds $29
Guardian Double Up High back 30-60 pounds $45
Evenflo Right Fit Low back 40-60 pounds $25-35
Fisher-Price Safe Embrace High back 30-80 pounds $60
Jupiter Komfort Rider High back 30-70 pounds $79
Jupiter Grand Touring High back 30-90 pounds $99
La Roche Grizzly Bear High back 40-95 pounds $99
La Roche Teddy Bear High back 30-80 pounds $90
Safeline Mission Control High back 30-70 pounds $89

Chart courtesy of the American Academy of Pediatrics

The major killer and crippler of children in the United States is motor vehicle crashes. Approximately 700 children under the age of 5 years are killed each year, and about 60,000 are injured. Proper use of car safety seats can reduce traffic fatalities by at least 80%. All 50 states have passed laws that require children to ride in approved child passenger safety seats.

A parent cannot protect a child by holding him or her tightly. In a 30-mile-per-hour crash, the child will either be crushed between the parent's body and the dashboard or ripped from the parent's arms and possibly thrown from the car. Car safety seats also help to control a child's misbehavior, prevent motion sickness, and reduce the number of accidents caused by a child distracting the driver.

 

As a reminder, this information should not be relied on as medical advice and is not intended to replace the advice of your child’s pediatrician. Please read our full disclaimer.

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