Rear-Facing Car Seats

Looking for the best rear-facing car seat for your infant? At Chicco, we offer a comprehensive selection to keep your child safe. From rear-facing infant car seats to convertible car seats that let you keep your child rear-facing longer, every Chicco car seat is designed and engineered for comfort, safety and peace of mind. We know that car seat safety is one of the top priorities for parents. With world-class innovation and user-friendly touchpoints in every car seat we make, rear-facing car seats are no exception.

Infant Car Seats

Rear-Facing Only
Starting with that first trip home from the hospital, a rear-facing infant car seat cradles your new little one throughout all their earliest outings.

Convertible Car Seats

Rear-Facing + Forward-Facing
As your baby grows into a toddler, a convertible car seat can keep them rear-facing longer before switching to a forward-facing seat.

Rotational Convertible Car Seat

Rear-Facing + Forward-Facing
Offering all the features of a convertible car seat, a rotational convertible car seat has the added convenience of 360-degree rotation, for both rear-facing and forward-facing usage.

All-In-One Car Seat

Rear-Facing + Forward-Facing + Booster
An all-in-one car seat can transport your child from day 1 to year 10. Designed to deliver premier fit and comfort for rear-facing infants to forward-facing toddlers and beyond. An all-in-one car seat safely fits children between 4-100 lbs. and up to 57" tall.

Rear-Facing Car Seat FAQs

A rear-facing infant car seat can be used for a newborn starting at 4 or 5 pounds until the child reaches the maximum weight or height requirements for the car seat. This can range from approximately 9 to 24 months old depending on the child and the infant car seat limits.

Example: Birth - 12 months and potentially 1 - 3 years.

Children are very flexible and most will sit cross legged or place their legs to the side. Riding rear facing until your child reaches either the height or weight requirement of the car seat will help protect their head, neck and spine in the event of an accident.

A convertible car seat is used in rear-facing mode for infants and toddlers and converts to forward-facing when height or weight requirements are met as your child grows. Once the child is ready to ride forward-facing, the convertible car seat can be used for children up to 65 pounds.

Every situation is different but premature infants need a car seat that is designed for their weight. They also need to fit properly in the car seat so that the harness shoulder straps are at or below their shoulders and there is no gap at the crotch buckle. The newborn head and body insert that is included with the car seat can help achieve the proper fit. The car seat you have may work but if it doesn’t ask the nursing staff for recommendations.

When installing a car seat refer to the car seat and vehicle owner’s manuals first. Familiarize yourself with the level indicators and the proper recline angle the car seat should be in for your vehicle. Choose either the LATCH system or the vehicle seat belt to install the car seat. Once installed, confirm the tightness of the installation by doing the 'handshake test.' Using your non-dominant hand, grasp the car seat at the point closest to the fastener (LATCH or vehicle belt). Give a firm shake. Make sure that the car seat or base does not move more than an inch from side-to-side or back-and-forth.