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Car Seat Guide

A car seat is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, important purchase you will make for your child. Car seats keep your precious cargo safe while traveling, whether you are going across the country or across town.

Be sure to keep in mind that as your child grows, how they sit in the car will change. Always make sure your car seat fitsyour child's CURRENT age and weight.


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  • Rear-facing only.
  • Designed specifically for babies and generally used during the first year of life.
  • Can also serve as an infant carrier and most can be used with a stroller to make-your-own travel system.
  • As always check the weight and height requirements.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain rear-facing as long as possible or as long as your seat permits.
  • Converts from a rear-facing seat to a forward-facing seat.
  • It is designed for children from birth to toddler.
  • 3-in-1 or all-in-on car seats change from rear-facing to forward-facing, then into a booster seat.
  • Each seat is designed differently, and functions differently, so please be sure to check the height and weight requirements.
  • Have a harness or work with your car's seat belts.
  • Can have a high back or be backless.
  • Forward-facing only.
  • Designed to boost child's height so the car's seat belt fits properly.
  • Provides head and neck support.
  • Ideal for vehicles that do not have head rests or high seat backs.

Make your life easier; keep an extra car seat base in your second car and baby's car seat can easily switch from vehicle to vehicle. Also, don't forget all the accessories that help make the trip more comfy and enjoyable!

You can also use this convenient car seat finder to help you narrow down your search by comparing car seat makes and models.

Safety Tip: Car Seats

Even though you may be confident that you've done everything right, it's in your best interest to visit a car seat inspection station. To find one, go to seatcheck.org and search by ZIP code or go to the NHTSA website for helpful tips on installing your car seat. Always check your product manual for installation and instructions.

Also, always check the height and weight requirements of the exact car seat you are purchasing, they can vary from model to model.