of car safety seats at a glance
The chart below
is a quick guide on where to start your search. However, it’s important
to read more about the features and how to use your car safety seat.
and rear-facing convertible
All infants should always
ride rear-facing until they are at least 1 year of age and
weigh at least 20 pounds.
is best to ride rear-facing as long as possible. Children
1 year of age and
at least 20 pounds can ride forward-facing.
seats are for older children who have outgrown their forward-facing car
safety seats. Children should stay in a booster seat until adult belts fit
correctly (usually when a child reaches about 4' 9" in height and is between
8 and 12 years of age).
who have outgrown their booster seats should ride in a lap and shoulder
belt in the back seat until 13 years of age.