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How to Install a Forward-Facing Car Seat

​Wondering when to turn your child’s car seat to forward facing? This video will guide you through the steps of properly installing a forward-facing car seat in your vehicle.

Any child aged 2 years and older who has outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their car safety seat should use a Forward-Facing Car Seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by their car seat manufacturer. This also applies to any child younger than 2 years who has outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of their seat.

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AAP App for Selecting, Installing Car Seats: Car Seat Check

Quickly learn what car seat is right for your child based on age, height, and weight. This app for Apple and Android devices includes installation instruction videos, audio clips, and articles help you use the seat safely. Review the full sortable product guide, including prices and size limits.

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American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2012)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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