There comes a time when all parents must begin to investigate toddler car seats. If there’s one constant in the universe it’s that babies grow, and grow quickly. Toddler seats are designed for the child that has outgrown the traditional infant car seat, but is not yet big enough to simply use the existing seat belts.
There are a few obvious differences between toddler car seats and those for babies. The most noticeable is probably the size of the seat itself, as the toddler seats are designed for larger bodies. The other major difference is that these seats are forward facing, as opposed to the rear facing design of infant car seats.
Most quality toddler car seats will include a number of common safety features. A five-point harness safety-belt system is a staple feature of these car seats. They also often include a headrest designed to minimize injury in the event of a side impact.