Rear-Facing Car Seat

Picture of a baby in a rear-facing car seat

To make car travel safer for your baby, use a rear-facing car seat that reclines and faces the rear. It is safest for your baby to remain in a rear-facing infant seat until he or she reaches the maximum weight or height allowed by the car seat's manufacturer. When your child outgrows a rear-facing infant seat, look for another rear-facing car seat.

Current as of: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics
Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
John Pope MD - Pediatrics

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