A 2015 article by a major independent testing company made the recommendation to move from a rear facing only infant car seat to a rear facing convertible or multimode car seat sooner rather than later. Since a majority of newborns come home in a rear facing only car seat and then switch to a convertible
One of the struggles we hear about from caregivers centers around unbuckling their Littles from a harnessed car seat.
Sometimes, caregivers are eager to transition their Littles to a booster too soon because the struggle to unbuckle becomes unbearable. Whether due to arthritis, a Little who struggles during the process, or cracked skin, this can become a real problem.