by Sarah Haverstick April 04, 2022 1 min read

Transitioning to a Forward-Facing Car Seat

Evenflo All4One DLX All-In-One Car Seat, Rear-Facing, Forward-Facing

Are you trying to decide when to turn your toddler around to face forward in your vehicle?  At a minimum, all children should remain in a rear-facing car seat until they are at least a year old and weigh 20 lb. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) both recommend that children remain rear-facing for as long as possible—at least until they reach the maximum height or weight for their car seat in rear-facing orientation. Many states have updated their car seat laws to reflect this recommendation as well. The best option is to move your child into a rear-facing convertible or all-in-one car seat and to use that seat in the rear-facing position until your child reaches the maximum weight or height limit.

To support these recommendations, all Evenflo car seats require a minimum age of 2 years old for forward-facing car seat use. You’ll find age limit details for your seat in the product instructions and on the labels of the car seat, along with the product’s height and weight limit details. 

Is your child ready to transition to forward-facing mode? Shop Evenflo Convertible and All-In-One car seats to find the right seat for your child!

Sarah Haverstick
Sarah Haverstick

Sarah Haverstick is the Safety Advocate for Evenflo. She is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor and an instructor in the safe transportation of children with special health care needs. Sarah is a former chair of the National Child Passenger Safety Board and current vice chair of the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety. In 2021, she was inducted into the Child Passenger Safety Hall of Fame. Sarah has been educating kids and adults on child passenger safety topics for 15 years. She is a mom to two awesome kiddos (3 year old and 10 year old) – and a few fur babies (four cats and two dogs). Rounding out her family is a husband who might not love all the car seats that live in the garage.

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