Infant and Toddler Car Seat Laws: Washington State
The American Academy of Pediatrics updated their recommendations for car and booster seats in March of 2011, as follows:
- Keep infants and toddlers in rear-facing car seats until at least two years old (previously one year old until December 31, 2019) or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of the car seat.
- All children aged two to four, or those younger than two who have outgrown the rear-facing seat, should use a forward-facing car seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of the car seat.
WA car seat laws
As of January 1, 2020 Washington State’s car seat laws are in line with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, which means that toddlers must be rear-facing until at least two years old and children over the age of two but below age four must use a forward-facing car seat with harness until they have outgrown the height and/or weight limit of the seat.Read More