Baby Car Seat Differences
Information for Families
Car Safety Seat
If you’re in the market for a car seat for your child, it can be overwhelming to know what features to prioritize based on their age, size, and specific needs. Fortunately, this information can assist you in navigating the various options available.
Notes: *Weight is in pounds [lb] and height is in inches [“]
It is recommended by the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) that infants should always ride in a rear-facing position from their first ride home from the hospital. It is highly advised that infants and young children continue to ride in a rear-facing seat for as long as possible until they reach the maximum weight or height limit as specified by the manufacturer of their car safety seat.
Convertible car seats typically have weight and length limits that allow children to ride in a rear-facing position for at least two years. Once a child reaches the maximum weight or length specified by the manufacturer for their rear-facing-only seat, they should continue to ride in a rear-facing position using a convertible or all-in-one car seat. After an infant outgrows their rear-facing-only seat, a convertible car seat that can be installed in a rear-facing position is necessary.
Rear-facing-only Baby Car seat
Convertible Baby Car Seats
All in one Baby Car Seats
Important: It is crucial to be aware that car seats have a limited lifespan of six years from the date of manufacture. The plastic materials used in their construction degrade due to prolonged exposure to heat and sunlight. To determine the expiration date for your car seat, you should first check for the manufacturer’s print on the restraint. If you can’t find any indication of the expiration date, contact the manufacturer immediately and provide them with the model number and date of manufacture to obtain the necessary information.