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Car Seat Guide

Car Seat Guide

Find a car seat for any path

Discover the perfect fit for your child with this Graco-sponsored guide.

  • Rear-Facing Infant Car Seats Up to at least 1 year 4–40 lbs. and up to 35 in.*

    Lightweight and designed with baby’s size in mind, the carrier detaches from the base making it easy to take baby on the go. Adding a stay-in-car base makes it simpler to move between cars. Many models connect to strollers to create travel systems.

  • Convertible Car Seats Up to at least 4 years 4–65 lbs. and up to 50 in.*

    Two seats in one. Offers flexibility as your child grows but is less portable than rear-facing infant car seats. Converts from rear-facing to forward-facing harnessed booster seat as child grows. Children are safer riding rear-facing and should ride rear-facing as long as possible, until they reach the maximum rear-facing height or weight rating for their car seat.

  • All-in-One Car Seats Up to 12 years 4–120 lbs. and up to 57 in.*

    Three seats in one. Offers additional longevity as your child grows, these seats go from rear and forward-facing with a harness to a booster that works with the vehicle’s safety belt. Buy one car seat to last a whole childhood.

  • Booster Seats Up to 12 years Up to 120 lbs. or 43–57 in.*

    For bigger kids who are ready for a forward-facing seat. Once a child is ready for a forward-facing harness, then they can move to vehicle safety belt. Typically, light weight and easy to move from car to car or on-the-go.

“Easy to install and I like that the inserts are removable to wash without having to remove the entire car seat.”


“With this seat [my son] is comfy and able to grow without costing my pocket as much.”


“We LOVE our car seat! We will stick with Graco when he grows out of it because we love this seat so much.”


Getting to know your car seat

play Ready to pick a car seat video

Ready to pick a car seat?

play Time to switch car seats video

Time to switch car seats?

Play 5-step seat installation check video

5-step seat installation check

Learn about secure installation and proper harness use.

Car seat expiration & history

Expiration dates can range anywhere from 6 to 10 years or more. Because you need to know when it’s time for a replacement, Graco stamps an expiration into the bottom of each car seat. Be sure to know the full history of any seat your family uses, including second-hand seats.

*Be sure to check your local and state laws in addition to the AAP and NHTSA regarding seat usage.

**Based on units sold according to 2018 Market Data by the NPD Group.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.