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Car Seat Guide

Car Seat Guide

Take a seat. You got this.

So, you’re looking for a new car seat. Explore this Graco-sponsored guide to find the right one for your child, at any stage.
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Rear-Facing Infant Car Seats Up to at least 1 year 4–40 lb. and up to 35 in.*

Lightweight and designed with baby’s size in mind, the carrier detaches from the base making it easy to take baby on the go. Adding a stay-in-car base makes it simpler to move between cars. Many models connect to strollers to create travel systems.

Convertible Car Seats Up to at least 4 years 4–70 lb. and up to 50 in.*

Two seats in one. Offers flexibility as your child grows but is less portable than rear-facing infant car seats. Converts from rear-facing to forward-facing harnessed booster seat as child grows. Children are safer riding rear-facing and should ride rear-facing as long as possible, until they reach the maximum rear-facing height or weight rating for their car seat.

All-in-One Car Seats Up to 12 years 4–120 lb. and up to 57 in.*

Three seats in one. Offers additional longevity as your child grows, these seats go from rear and forward-facing with a harness to a booster that works with the vehicle’s safety belt. Buy one car seat to last a whole childhood.

Booster Seats Up to 12 years** 20–120 lb. and up to 57 in.*

For bigger kids who are ready for a forward-facing seat. Once a child is ready for the vehicle safety belt, use without a harness to give your child the boost they need. Typically, light weight and easy to move from car to car or on-the-go. **check your car seat manual for minimum age requirements

Getting to know your car seat

Car seat expiration & history

Expiration dates can range anywhere from 6 to 10 years or more. Because you need to know when it’s time for a replacement, Graco stamps an expiration into the bottom of each car seat. Be sure to know the full history of any seat your family uses, including second-hand seats.

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5-step seat installation check

Learn about secure installation and proper harness use.

*information based on market availability, not recommendations. Review your car seat manual & labels for actual age, weights & heights.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.