Parenting, Toddler & Preschool

Car Seat Safety From Baby To Pre Tween

The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised what they recommend for child car seats. Below, we provide a list of what is actually Louisiana Law, and then what is recommended. 

Here are the alarming facts:

-Car accidents leading cause of death for children ages 1-14


-96% of seats installed wrong


-67% of children killed not properly in child seat at time of accident (2013)



Law: Birth-1 or less than 20 lbs-Rear-facing in an infant or convertible sea.   


Recommended: birth to 2 years and up to max weight of the seat.

Law: 1-4 years old or 20-40lbs. F
orward-facing in convertible or combination seat (used with the internal harness).

Recommended: 3 years old and 20-40 lbs. Forward-facing in convertible or combination seat (used with the internal harness).


Law: 4 until 6 years old and weighs  40-60 lbs. Belt-positioning booster seat.


Recommended: 4-6 years old, less than 60 lbs., and not 4’9” . Belt-positioning booster seat.
Law: 6 years old and more than 60 lbs
using the vehicle lap-shoulder belt or belt- positioning booster seat.
Recommended: 6 years old, at least 60lbs., and 4’9”. Vehicle lap-shoulder belt.



For LA child passenger seat laws/recommendations visit Never exceed or step outside the parameters set by your carrier/car seat.


Another great site for car seat safety:


Carseat safety checks/installations


Louisiana State Police Troop B

2101 I-10 Serv. Rd. Kenner 70065

Every Wednesday 1P – 4P, 504.471.2780


Louisiana State Police Troop L

2600 Causeway Blvd. Mandeville 70471

Wednesdays 3P – 6P,  985.893.6250


Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

 By appointment
2500 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 70056, 504.391.5529 


Tulane-Lakeside Hopital
4700 S. I-10 Service Rd.
4th Thursday of Month 5:30P – 7p
Rene.guilbeau@hcahealthc, 504.988.5235


Tulane Hospital for Children

1415 Tulane Ave. New Orleans 70112

By appointment
Rene.guilbeau@hcahealthc, 504.988.5235


West Jefferson Medical Center

1101 Medical Ctr. Blvd., Marrero 70072

Wednesday  by appointment only , 504.349.2173



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