Once a child is done rear facing, it is time to turn them around and use that convertible car seat forward facing (if they fit of course). Generally, we will see children forward facing​ starting from between ages 2-4 and going up until around 5-6 years old before they move ​into a booster seat. Some forward face earlier than others, some ​remain harnessed longer than others. There are many factors that go into determining when ​the child will start forward facing and when they will be able to ​transition into a booster. There are 2 "categories" of forward-facing seats in Canada (if we don't include all-in-one child restraints). Convertible seats are usable as rear-facing and forward-facing seats with the built in 5-point harness. Combination seats work as forward-facing seats with the built in harness and as a belt-positioning high back booster used with the seat belt. ​All of our harnessed child restraints in Canada ​have harness weight limits ​up to 65lbs ​​but many children will outgrow the seat by another fit requirement before reaching the weight limit.

- Proper Installation Checklist -
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    ​Child restraint is in the forward-facing recline mode
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    ​You are using the proper belt path to secure the child restraint to your vehicle seat
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    ​There is less than 1" of movement side to side and front to back when checking at the belt path with a firm handshake (use your non-dominant hand)
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    ​The top tether is attached to an approved anchor point in your vehicle and all slack removed. Excess webbing is rolled up with an elastic band
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    ​You have determined the lower anchor weight limits for your vehicle and child restraint
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    ​No aftermarket seat protectors or towels are being used under or behind the child restraint unless specifically approved in ​​the child restraint manual
- Proper Use Checklist -
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    ​​Harness straps are coming out at or above ​your child's shoulders
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    ​Adjustable headrest (if applicable) is in the appropriate position in accordance with ​the manual's instruction
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    ​No aftermarket strap covers, pads, etc. are being used with ​the child restraint
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    ​Child is within the height, weight, and other fit limitations of their seat
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    ​You have determined the lower anchor weight limits for your vehicle and child restraint - when the limit is unknown, ​please contact us for clarification
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    ​Chest clip is positioned at the child's armpits and the crotch buckle is in the appropriate slot as per ​the manual's instruction
Picture of a child riding forward-facing in an Evenflo Sureride. They are smiling.

​4 Year Old Forward Facing in an Evenflo SureRide

Picture of a 3 year old girl forward-facing in an Evenflo Symphony.

​3 Year Old Forward Facing in an Evenflo Symphony

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