Front Facing Toddler Car Seat
A front facing toddler car seat should be used when your toddler is at least one year old and weighs 20 lbs or more. The seat normally has a five point harness.
It is not portable and stays in the car, held in place with the standard three anchor point adult seat belt.
It should be used in the back seat of the car. The back seat is regarded as the safest place in the car for children.
The seat can normally be used until your toddler is 40 lbs in weight.
Some manufacturers produce a combination front facing car seat. This seat is used with the built in five point harness until the child is 40 lbs in weight.
When over 40 lbs the five point harness is removed and the seat becomes a booster seat positioning the car's three point anchor seat belt correctly over the child's shoulders and hips.
As with all car seats, always check on the manufacturer's recommendations and follow their instructions carefully for installation and use.
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