The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies ride in the rear-facing position starting at birth and stay rear-facing until age 2, or until they reach your car seat’s recommended weight and height guidelines. Every car seat sold in the U.S. must meet strict crash and safety standards, so all models are safe.
INFANT CAR SEATS: Rear-facing is the only option. The car seat base stays installed in your car, and the car seat clicks in and out (so you don’t need to wake a sleeping baby). When shopping, look for an infant car seat that is compatible with your stroller.
CONVERTIBLE CAR SEATS: Convertibles are a great option if you want a product with a long life. They can be installed as either a rear-facing or forward-facing seat.