Which car safety device should be used for a child who is 8 years old and 4 feet tall?

All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car safety seat should use a belt- positioning booster seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet, 9 inches in height (145 cm) and are between 8 and 12 years of age. Infants should ride in a car in a semireclined, rear-facing position in an infantonly seat or a convertible seat until they weigh at least 20 pounds (9 kg) and are at least 1 year of age. The transition point for switching to the forward-facing position is defined by the manufacturer of the convertible car safety seat but is generally at a body weight of 9 kilograms (20 pounds) and 1 year of age.

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