Car Seat Safety

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young children. A minor crash or even a sudden stop can seriously injure a child who is not riding in the right type of child safety seat.

Reduce this risk by making sure your child always rides in a properly fastened and secured safety seat.

Call Community Health and Wellness 570-768-3200 to schedule your appointment.

What's the Correct Seat for Your Child?

Use this chart as a general guide to what safety seat your child should ride in. See seat and vehicle manufacturers' instructions for details.

All children under 13 should ride in the back seat.

Age Weight/Height Type of Seat
Birth to 2 years
Up to 30 lbs.
or maximum limit of seat
Infant seat or rear-facing convertible
2 and up
Over 30 lbs. and
up to maximum height and weight limits of seat
Forward-facing with a harness
Young Children
4 and up
Over 41 lbs. and up to 57"
up to maximum height and weight limits of seat
Belt positioning booster seat
8 and up
Greater than 57" and
when seat belt fits properly
Seat belt