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Traits of a Perfectionist
1) Where should a 25 pound 9 month old ride in the car?
a) in a forward facing toddler seat in the back seat
b) in a rear facing convertible seat in the back seat
c) in a rear facing infant seat in the front seat, as long as there is an air bag
d) in a booster seat in the back seat
2) Which seat is best for a 45 pound 4 year old?
a) A booster seat with a shield
b) A booster seat with harness straps
c) A belt-positioning booster seat with lap/shoulder belts
d) A forward facing convertible seat
3) Not Answered How long should children sit in a forward-facing toddler seat?
a) until they are 20 pounds
b) until they are 40 pounds
c) until they are 3 years old
d) until they are 50 pounds
4) When are most kids ready for regular seat belts?
a) when they are 5 years old
b) when they are 6 years old
c) when they are 7 years old
d) when they are 8 years old
5) Where should most children ride in the car?
a) in the back seat until they are 12 years old
b) in the back seat until they are 8 years old
c) in the back seat until they are 10 years old
d) in the front seat no matter how old they are, as long as there is an air bag
6) Where is the safest place for a 50 pound 5 year old to sit in the car?
a) in the front seat, as long as there is an air bag
b) in seat belts in the back seat
c) in a booster seat in the back seat
d) in the front seat, as long as their is not an air bag
7) What does LATCH stand for?
a) Local Area Transport for CHildren
b) Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
c) Limited Availability Traffic CHannel
d) Latch key kids need car seats
8) Which of these seats would be best?
a) The most expensive one you can find
b) A used seat that looks new, but doesn't have a label on it
c) An infant only seat for a new baby
d) A seat with a high weight limit so that you can use it a long time
9) It is okay to use a car seat ...
a) That has been in a car accident
b) That has been recalled
c) That is too small for your child
d) On an airplane
10) Which statement is false?
a) It is okay to tuck the shoulder belt under your child's arm or behind your child's back so that it isn't across his neck
b) A lap belt should fit snug and low on the child's thighs, not across his stomach
c) Side air bags can be dangerous to kids sitting next to them
d) You shouldn't use a car seat that is more than 10 years old
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Vincent Iannelli, M.D.
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