Forward facing seat in a convertible, was: Joi



I have a 1998 cabrio convertible. Can i put a front facing car seat in the back seat? How? Thanks.
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Admin - CPST Instructor
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Hi there!

How tall and heavy is your child, and how old? What seat do you have in the back right now?

You have tether anchors, so it's possible. You'd just install with the seatbelt, like you can anywhere else. However, it's a matter of finding one that fits. Convertibles are a tight squeeze no matter what because the backseat is just so teeny tiny. Forward facing seats are sometimes harder to fit than rear facing seats (which sounds counterintuitive, I know!).



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Sometimes install is more difficult, too, and you'll want to make sure there's appropriate room for legs once the child is in the seat.

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