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New Jersey Has New Child Safety Seat Rules

New Jersey Has New Child Safety Seat Rules (Photo: Amanda Mills, USCDCP)

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New Jersey has new child safety seat rules.
 
The rules, which take effect on Tuesday, adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations.
 
Children under age 2 and who weigh less than 30 pounds must be secured in a rear-facing seat that is equipped with a five-point harness.
 
Children between 2 and 4 who weigh up to 40 pounds can be in either a rear-facing or front-facing seat.
 
Youngsters between 4 and 8 who are less than 57 inches tall must be in a forward-facing seat or a booster seat.
 
Children between 8 and 17 must wear seat belts.