Stage 4 - Minimum 4ft 9in

Child sitting in a seat with a seat belt onYour child is ready for the lap and shoulder seat belt if you can answer "yes" to each of the following questions: 

  1. Is your child at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall?
  2. Does the lap belt sit low across the upper thighs?
  3. Does the shoulder belt lie across the collar bone- not touching the neck and not off the shoulders?
  4. When the child's bottom is scooted all the way back against the seat, do his or her knees bend at the edge of the seat?
  5. Can the child stay seated that way for the entire trip?

All children younger than 13 years old should be restrained in the rear seat of vehicles.