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Types of Rear-Facing Car Seats: Convertible Seats

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Rear Facing, Convertible Car Seat

 

Convertible car seats can be used as both rear-facing and forward-facing. Use forward-facing for children who have exceeded the rear-facing height and weight limits and who are over 1 year old and weigh at least 20 pounds.

  • Can be used as both rear-facing and forward-facing. Use forward-facing for children who have exceeded the rear-facing height and weight limits and who are over 1 year old and weigh at least 20 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

          Car Seats and Car Seat Systems
Car seats and car seat systems
  • Are bigger and not portable.
  • Do not have a base or a handle.
  • Use rear-facing for infants who weigh 5 to 40 pounds, depending on the model.
  • Use forward-facing for infants who weigh 40-65 pounds, depending on the model.
  • Has height limits for infants in both rear-facing and forward-facing positions.
  • There are two types of harnesses used in convertible seats:
    • 5-point harness—attaches at the shoulders, hips, and between the legs. This is the preferred harness type.
    • Overhead shield—a tray-like shield that comes down over the child. This type of harness is not recommended since the straps do not fir snugly against the infant’s chest.
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