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Car seat or booster seat compatibility
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Not all car seats and boosters fit properly in all cars, and because your child will be using one for the first eight years of life, making sure your child's safety seat is compatible with your car is a necessity. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids remain in a car seat or booster until they are 4-feet, 9-inches tall -- age 8 on average -- because seat belts generally only fit correctly for people that height and taller. Test all your child seats for fit during the test drive and use the Car Seat Data website to learn about the compatibility of specific car seats in specific makes and models.




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