What are the stages in baby seats?
There are 4 stages of car seat use: rear facing, forward facing, booster and seat belt. There are also many car seats that be used for multiple stages.
What car seats are for what age?
All children whose weight or height exceeds the forward-facing limit for their car safety seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years of age.
What is a stage 2 car seat?
Group 1/2/3 – 9kg to 36kg (9 months to 12 years) Group 2/3 – 15kg to 36kg (4 years to 12 years) Group 3 – 22kg to 36kg (from 5 or 6 years and more than 125cm tall)
What is the next stage car seat after newborn?
The next stage weight-based seat, Group 1, is suitable for when your baby weighs 9kg (20lb) to 18kg (40lb). However, in most cases you won’t need to move to this type of seat until your baby’s 13kg. Most Group 1 seats are currently forward-facing.
Can a 7 year old sit in the front of a car?
If a child restraint is not available, children under 3 years must travel in the rear, but may be unrestrained. Children 3 years and over, up to 135cm tall must sit in the rear and use an adult seat belt. Children aged 12 years or more, or over 135cm tall, may travel the front, but must wear the seat belt.
Does a 7 year old need a booster seat?
Children aged 7 years and over who are too small to use a seatbelt should use an approved booster seat or an anchored safety harness. The suggested minimum height for using a seatbelt is 145cm or taller.