Use Booster Seat Valentine Cards for K-2nd grade students to color and give to parents and caregivers.
The valentines remind caregivers that boosters are for children from age 4 until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall.
Is Your Child in a Booster Seat?
One common mistake parents make is not using booster seats.
In Minnesota, children must ride in a booster seat once they have outgrown a forward-facing harnessed restraint. It’s safest they remain riding in a booster until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall, or at least age 8.
Boosters are seat lifts that raise a child up so a seat belt fits properly. Seat belts should not cut across the neck and should never be tucked behind the back or under an arm.
Children who are shorter than 4 feet 9 inches are not ready to use a seat belt alone. Poor belt fit can contribute to serious injury or death in a crash.
And remember, kids should ride in the back seat until age 13.
Visit buckleupkids.mn.gov for more information about all types of child restraints, helpful car seat installation instruction videos and more.