A convertible car seat is one that toddlers can use to face the front while in the car and also for infants to face the rear side. These seats are heavier and larger than cars meant for infants only. The seats have a 5 point harness inbuilt in the seat for holding the baby securely. The weights for the forward and rear facing vary a great deal depending on the model of the seat.
Majority of the convertible seats allow 30 pounds for rear-facing and 40 pounds for forward-facing. Newer car versions have up to 80 pounds for forward facing. The labels on the seat have the exact limits of weight in each seat model. The weights are usually located on the sides of the seat.
The convertible seats have two belt paths located separately in the car. This is the part where one places the latch belt or seat belt. Look out for the five stars rating as the more the stars the easier it is to use. Also choose a seat with five points of harnessing the baby.
Choose the best seat.