Forward Facing Seats

A forward-facing car seat should be used after a child reaches the maximum weight or height of their rear-facing car seat. Most forward-facing seats can be used when a child is at least 1 year of age (some require 2 years), and 10 kgs. (22 lbs.). Forward-facing seats have a maximum weight limit of at least 18 kgs. (40 lbs.), with many models allowing the use of the internal harness for a child up to 36 kgs. (65 lbs.). It is safer to leave a child in his forward-facing seat until he is either too tall or too heavy for it.