Babies need to be secured rear-facing in a seat appropriate for their age and size. Keep your child facing the rear as long as they are within the size and weight limits of the specific CSS you are using. Higher weight limit seats are now available to make it easier to keep the kids facing the rear as long as possible.
Toddlers, at absolute minimum, must be a year of age, and weigh more than the upper limit on your rear facing seat, before they can be turned around to sit forward facing. Again, keep your child in this type of a seat until they pass the upper weight limit.
For older children, a booster seat is needed until they are at least 8 years of age, 80 lbs. weight, and 4’ 9” tall.
If you have questions or would like to have your child safety seat checked for proper installation, contact Norm at 206-382-4090, to make an appointment.