2016 Discovery 4

CHILD SEAT POSITIONING

WARNING

Crash statistics show that children are safest when properly restrained in a child or infant restraint system that is secured in a rear seating position.

WARNING

Seat belts (or suitable child restraints) should be used by all vehicle occupants, for every trip, no matter how short. Failure to do so will greatly increase the risk of death or serious injury in the event of an accident.

When using a seat belt to secure a (non-LATCH) rearward-facing/convertible/forward-facing type of child seat, make sure the seat belt's locking mechanism is used. See SEAT BELT LOCKING MECHANISM. Also see CHILD RESTRAINT CHECK LIST.

WARNING

Even with Advanced Air Bags, children can be killed or seriously injured. Never place a child in any type of child restraint or booster seat in the front passenger seat. Children under the age of 13 should always ride in the back seat.

PROPER CHILD SAFETY SEAT USE CHART Buckle Everyone. Children Age 12 and Under in Back.
  INFANTS TODDLER YOUNG CHILDREN
WEIGHT Birth to 1 year at least. 20 to 22 lb (9 to 10 kg). Over 1 year and over 20 to 40 lb (9 to 18 kg). Ages 4 to 8, unless 4 ft 9 in. (145 cm). Over 40 lb (18 kg).
TYPE of SEAT Infant only or rearward-facing, convertible. Rearward-facing/ Convertible/ Forward-facing. Belt positioning booster seat.
SEAT POSITION See note below.* See note below.* See note below.*
ALWAYS MAKE SURE Children to 1 year and at least 20 lb (9 kg) in rearward-facing seats. Harness straps at, or below, shoulder level. Harness straps should be at, or above, the shoulders. Most seats require top slot for forward-facing. Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both the lap and shoulder belt. Make sure the lap belt fits low and tight across the lap and upper thigh area and the shoulder belt fits snug, crossing the chest and shoulder to avoid abdominal injuries.
*Your child should remain in a rearward-facing child seat, until he or she reaches the top height, or weight limit, allowed by your child seat’s manufacturer. Once your child outgrows the rearward-facing child seat, your child is ready to travel in a forward-facing child seat with a harness.

When installing a child seat in the rear, the front seat must be moved forward and upwards to install any rear-facing child seats.

Care must be taken not to load any part of the child seat when repositioning the front seat. The space available for front seat occupants will be reduced by the installation of any rearward-facing child seat.

If a head restraint has been removed to fit a child seat, make sure the head restraint is refitted before the seat is used by a passenger. See REAR HEAD RESTRAINTS.