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Should I have my child’s car seat face the front or back of the car?

It’s safer to have your child’s car seat face the back of the car, but there comes a time when they are too old for that to happen. So, what is this age? Well, it’s not actually an age, but a weight. Let’s check it out!

When to have your kid’s car seat face the front

family looking at car with carseat in mans handAAP has done research on this conundrum and have updated their recommendation. It used to be that you should have your kid’s car seat face the back of the car until they were two years old. Now, this has changed. It is safer to keep your child rear-facing until they are 40 pounds or more. This means that many kids will have rear-facing seats even after they hit that two-year age.

However, you should also look at the labels and instruction manuals of the car seat itself when deciding what to do. Specifically look at the weight and height restrictions on the car seat.

Ultimately, it is your decision on how long to keep the car seat facing the back of the car, how long to keep your kid in a car seat before you move on to a booster seat, and when to move them to only a seatbelt. That’s why it’s important to research as much as you can. Of course, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Dan’s Auto World.

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What vehicles have the Toyota Safety Sense™ P?

There are many Toyota vehicles that have the Toyota Safety Sense™ P standard or available. These include; Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Toyota Sienna, Toyota Highlander, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Sequoia, and Toyota Tundra.

This is not a full list, only a few examples of what vehicles you can get the Toyota Safety Sense™ P. No matter if you are interested in a hatchback, sedan, SUV, minivan, or pickup truck, there’s at least one vehicle that has the Toyota Safety Sense™ P. If you want the full list, or are interested in a Toyota vehicle, then please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Dan’s Car World. We will be happy to tell you what we know!