Stage 1: Rear-Facing

Rear-facing car seats are designed to protect infants and babies.

  • These car seats come with a detachable base or a convertible seat to provide support to your child’s head, neck, and back.
  • Keep your baby seated rear-facing until they’ve outgrown your particular seat’s weight and height limits.

Stage 2: Forward-Facing

As your child grows (weighing at least 22 lbs) they can progress to a forward-facing car seat.

  • These long-term seats provide extra protection throughout the ride and can be used until your toddler reaches the maximum weight or height for your particular seat. In some cases, forward-facing car seats are designed for children weighing up to 65 lbs.

Stage 3: Booster Seats

The booster seat is the final stage before wearing a vehicle seat belt.

  • These seats are designed to help children sit more comfortably with knees bent over the edge of the booster.
  • Your booster seat should be selected specifically to fit your child and vehicle based on what’s most comfortable for sitting.