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Mod10 jan2014 mp4

  1. 1. National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program National Child Passenger Safety Certification Training Program Module 10 Children in Booster Seats & Seat Belts 10-1
  2. 2. Module 10 Objectives • Identify how booster seats protect children. • Differentiate between types of booster seats. • Install a booster seat. • Explain recommendations for children in seat belts. • Explain best practices about booster seats and seat belts to caregivers. 10-2
  3. 3. Belt-Positioning Booster Seats • Use the term “beltpositioning booster seat” when working with caregivers. This helps emphasize how lap-andshoulder belts keep booster seats in place and keep children safe. • In this module, we will use “booster seats.” 10-3
  4. 4. How Booster Seats Protect Children • Are a middle step between a car seat with a harness and a seat belt • Raise and position a child so vehicle’s lap-andshoulder belt fit properly over stronger parts of child’s body • Keeps lap belt from causing injury to child's abdomen and keeps shoulder belt in proper position to give child upper body protection 10-4
  5. 5. Booster Seat Vs. Lap Belt Courtesy of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 10-5
  6. 6. Booster Seat Vs. Lap-and-Shoulder Belt Courtesy of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 10-6
  7. 7. High-Back Booster Seats • Recommended for vehicles that have a low seat back or do not have a head restraint • Provide head, neck, and back support • Fit over the shoulders and hips like adult in seat belt 10-7
  8. 8. Combination Car Seats Convert Into High-Back Booster Seats • Harness can be stored after removal and seat can be used as a highback booster • Carefully follow manufacturer instructions 10-8
  9. 9. Backless Booster Seats • Child uses vehicle’s seat back or built-in head restraint for head, neck, and back support • Use only with a lapand-shoulder belt in a vehicle seating position with head restraints 10-9
  10. 10. Install a Booster Seat 10-10
  11. 11. Key Questions to Answer Related to Booster Seats • What are the height and weight of the child? • What are the height and weight limits of the booster seat? • Should the booster seat be used with a vehicle head restraint? • Are the child’s ears above the back of the vehicle seat (in a backless booster seat) or top of the head restraint (in a high-back booster seat)? • Do the child’s knees bend comfortably so the child does not slouch? 10-11
  12. 12. Recommendations for Children in Seat Belts Is the child: •Tall enough to sit without slouching? •Able to keep his or her back against the vehicle seat? •Able to keep his or her knees naturally bent over the edge of the vehicle seat? •Able to keep his or her feet flat on the floor? 10-12
  13. 13. Beyond Booster Seats 10-13
  14. 14. Adults Are Important Role Models 10-14
  15. 15. Seat Belt Errors & Consequences 10-15
  16. 16. Seat Belt Errors & Consequences (continued) 10-16
  17. 17. Seat Belt Errors & Consequences (continued) 10-17
  18. 18. Seat Belt Errors & Consequences (continued) 10-18
  19. 19. Seat Belt Errors & Consequences (continued) 10-19
  20. 20. Seat Belt Syndrome • Injuries that result when occupants only wear a lap belt in collisions involving only the front of a vehicle • Usually result when the occupant’s body folds in half over the lap belt during a collision 10-20
  21. 21. Key Questions to Answer Related to Seat Belts Is the child: •Tall enough to sit without slouching? •Able to keep his or her knees naturally bent over the edge of the vehicle seat? •Able sit all the way back against the vehicle seat? •Able to keep his or her feet flat on the floor? 10-21
  22. 22. Key Questions to Answer Related to Seat Belts (continued) Is the child: •Sitting with the shoulder belt crossing the shoulder between the neck and the arm? •Sitting with the lap belt as low as possible, touching his or her thighs? •Able to stay seated this way for the whole trip? 10-22

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