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Forward-Facing Car Seats

Keep your child in a rear-facing child car seat until they outgrow the weight or height limit of the seat. Once your child is in a forward-facing seat, keep them harnessed until they outgrow the seat’s weight or height limit.

Types of Forward Facing Child Car Seats

Forward-facing child car seats have weight and height limits that vary depending on the make, model and type. Choose a rear-facing child car seat that:

  • Fits securely in your vehicle
  • Is appropriate for your child's weight and height


  • Always follow your child car seat instructions and vehicle owner’s manual
  • Attach the top tether strap to the tether anchor

Car seat - forward or rear facing
Infant/Child Seat

Used rear and forward-facing

Car seat - Infant booster
Infant/Child/Booster Seat

Used 3 different ways:

  • rear-facing
  • forward-facing
  • booster seat
Car seat - booster
Child/Booster Seat

Used forward-facing only

Forward-facing Seat Video Tutorial

Watch the videos below to properly install your forward-facing seat in your vehicle and correctly secure your child. Remember to always follow your vehicle owner’s manual and child car seat instructions.

Installing a forward-facing child car seat


Securing a child in a forward-facing child car seat


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Over 1 Year Fact Sheet