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Types of Rear-Facing Car Seats: Infant-only Seats

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Rear Facing Infant Only Car Seat

 

 

Infant only car seats are small and portable. They usually come with a base that the seat clicks in and out of. Additional bases can be purchased to use in other vehicles.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Used for infants that weigh up to 22 pounds; some models may be used up to 30 pounds.
  • Height limits range from 26” to 32”, depending on the model of the car seat.
  • There are two types of harnesses used in infant-only seats: (the number of points refers to the number of places that the seat belt attaches to the seat)
    • 5-point harness—attaches at the shoulders, hips, and between the legs. This is the preferred harness type and recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
    • 3-point harness—attaches at the shoulders and between the leg.

Joyce's Tip Joyce’s tip: The Chicco KeyFit is a great car seat that is very easy to install.

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