Fitting child correctly in a seat belt

For a child to properly fit a seat belt, your child must:
Be tall enough to sit without slouching
Be able to keep his or her back against the vehicle seat
Be able to keep his or her knees naturally bent over the edge of the vehicle seat
Be able to keep his or her feet flat on the floor

Additionally:
The lap belt must lie snugly across the upper thighs, not the stomach
The shoulder belt should lie snug across the shoulder and chest, and not cross the neck or face
Never let a child put the shoulder belt under the arm or behind the backs, because it could cause severe injuries in a crash
Keep your child in the back seat because it is safer there

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