car seat safety


Which Way Do I Face The Seat?

All infants, under 1 year old and less than 20 pounds, must ride rear-facing in an approved child restraint.  Infant seats must not be placed in front of an active air bag.  All children up to the age of 8 must ride in an approved child restraint.  All children ages 8 to 18 must ride in an approved child restraint or safety belt system.

Children who are not both 1 year old and 20lbs must rear face. Both milestones must be reached in order to face forward.  NEVER put a rear facing child in front of an airbag. Rear facing longer is safer for your child.  Children under 8 must ride in a child safety seat. Children over 8 must fit properly into the adult seat belt in order to use it.

Our law here in Vermont is a minimum standard. Best practice will ensure that your child is as safe as possible.

CONTACT US TODAY! | 802-442-5817  Ext. 121

Seat Fittings by Appointment

If you are unable to make it to the Car Seat Fitting Station, or have a specific concern or question, we can assist you by appointment. Appointments must be made to ensure that Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians are available on site to assist you with your needs.

Car Seat Fitting Station

Collaboration between Bennington Rescue and Southwest Vermont Medical Center (SVMC)
3rd Monday of every month
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
120 McKinley St.
Call To Schedule Appointment | 802-447-5160 (SVMC Women’s and Childrens)