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Find The Right Seat
Search & Compare Car Seats
The Car Seat Finder is an easy-to-use tool that helps you find the right car seat for your child. Just fill out your child’s age, height and weight above, and you’ll be provided car seat types that fit your child. Make sure you're familiar with the four types of car seats and NHTSA’s recommendations for choosing the right type of seat for your child.
Get Help Installing & Using Car Seats
Certified technicians are available across the country to help you install and use your child’s car seat correctly – often at no cost to you. Many communities also offer virtual seat checks. Our Car Seat Inspection Finder helps you locate an inspection station or virtual inspector.
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Older Kids Need the Right Seat, Too
For their safety, many kids 8 to 12 years old still need to use a booster seat. Make sure they ride in a booster seat until they outgrow the size limits of their booster, or until they are big enough for an adult seat belt to fit them properly. A properly fitting seat belt means:
- The shoulder belt lies snugly across the shoulder and chest, not crossing the neck or face.
- The lap belt lies snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach.
Make sure your child is buckled up properly on every trip and remember to keep them in the back seat at least through age 12. Learn more about the proper fit.
Now that you know whether your child is in the right seat, we'll guide you through making sure it's installed correctly or finding a new seat.