Child Seat Type
An infant must be properly restrained in a rear-facing, reclining child seat until the child reaches the seat makerвЂ™s weight or height limit for the seat, and the child is at least one year old.
Only a rear-facing child seat provides proper support for a babyвЂ™s head, neck, and back.
Two types of seats may be used: a seat designed exclusively for infants, or a convertible seat used in the rearfacing, reclining mode.
Do not put a rear-facing child seat in a forward-facing position. If placed facing forward, an infant could be very seriously injured during a frontal collision.
Rear-facing Child Seat Placement
A rear-facing child seat can be placed in any seating position in the back seat, but not in the front. Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front seat.
If the passengerвЂ™s front airbag inflates, it can hit the back of the child seat with enough force to kill or seriously injure an infant.
When properly installed, a rearfacing child seat may prevent the driver or a front passenger from moving their seat as far back as recommended, or from locking their seat-back in the desired position.
It could also interfere with proper operation of the passengerвЂ™s advanced front airbag system.
In any of these situations, we strongly recommend that you install the child seat directly behind the front passengerвЂ™s seat, move the seat as far forward as needed, and leave it unoccupied. Or, you may wish to get a smaller rear-facing child seat.
Placing a rear-facing child seat in the front seat can result in serious injury or death during a crash.
Always place a rear-facing child seat in the back seat, not the front.