Forward facing seat in a convertible, was: Joi

U

Unregistered

Guest
I have a 1998 cabrio convertible. Can i put a front facing car seat in the back seat? How? Thanks.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
ADS

wendytthomas

Admin - CPST Instructor
Staff member
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!).

Wendy
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
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.
 

Car-Seat.Org Facebook Group

Forum statistics

Threads
219,416
Messages
2,201,331
Members
13,375
Latest member
kerryn1979

You must read your carseat and vehicle owner’s manual and understand any relevant state laws. These are the rules you must follow to restrain your children safely. All opinions at Car-Seat.Org are those of the individual author for informational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect any policy or position of Carseat Media LLC. Car-Seat.Org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. If you are unsure about information provided to you, please visit a local certified technician. Before posting or using our website you must read and agree to our TERMS.

Maxi Cosi is a proud sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Graco is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Nuna Baby is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!

Please  Support Car-Seat.Org  with your purchases of infant, convertible, combination and boosters seats from our premier sponsors above.
Shop travel systems, strollers and baby gear from Britax, Chicco, Clek, Combi, Evenflo, First Years, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Safety 1st, Diono & more! ©2001-2020 Carseat Media LLC

Top