Forward-Facing Seat

A child in a forward-facing seat

To make car travel safer for your toddler, use a forward-facing seat that faces the front and has a harness. Use this seat when your child outgrows the maximum weight or height allowed by the manufacturer of the rear-facing car seat. Keep using this type of forward-facing seat until your child no longer fits in it. Some infant seats can be converted into forward-facing seats.

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
John Pope MD - Pediatrics

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