Forward-Facing Car Seats
As your child grows and is ready to be turned forward-facing, let them ride comfortably in a forward-facing car seat. Choose from a convertible car seat that transitions to a front-facing car seat or choose a harness + booster or belt-positioning booster for bigger kids. Rest assured, every Chicco car seat is engineered for comfort, safety and peace of mind. World-class innovation and user-friendly touchpoints make it reassuringly easy to install the forward-facing car seat and to secure your little one, making every ride that much safer.
Convertible Car SeatsRear-Facing + Forward-Facing
All-In-One Car SeatRear-Facing + Forward-Facing + Booster
Harness + Booster Car SeatsForward-Facing Only
Seat Belt-Positioning BoostersForward-Facing Only
Forward-Facing Car Seat FAQs
Your child should remain rear-facing until they have reached either the rear-facing height limit or the rear-facing weight limit of the car seat. Even if your kid’s feet are touching the seat back, that’s okay, children are a lot more flexible than adults. The benefit of keeping your child rear-facing for as long as possible is protection for their developing head, neck and spine. Once your child has reached the rear-facing maximum height or weight limit of the car seat, they are ready to make the switch to a forward-facing car seat. See the recommendation from NHTSA.gov.
As with all car seats, you want a seat that will fit your child and fit your vehicle. Once your child outgrows their convertible car seat, you can look for a seat that is made to only be forward-facing. Forward-facing only seats are often less bulky than convertible seats and can free up valuable space in the back seat. A harness booster seat (also known as a combination seat) is a great seat that will support your child with a five-point harness and then help them transition to a booster seat. Once they move to a booster seat, they will utilize the vehicle seat belt.
Finding a car seat with a higher harness height is a great way to ensure your child can take full advantage of the safety of a forward-facing car seat.