Convertible Car Seats
A Convertible Car Seat is usually the next step after your child has outgrown their infant car seat. Convertible seats can be used either rear facing or forward facing and each manufacturer will have their own height and weight limits for each riding position. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your child rear-facing until they've reached the highest height or weight limit of the rear facing position for your particular car seat model. This is because when you child is rear-facing, the shell of the car seat will be the first thing to absorb the forces in the event of a car crash rather than your child's body. Most convertibles' rear-facing weight and height limits allow rear-facing passed the age of two but you should always check your car seat manual for specific instructions on your exact type of car seat.