The Graco ComfortSport Convertible Car Seat grows with your child and transitions from rear-facing to forward-facing for maximum safety and longevity. This car seat is designed to help protect rear-facing infants from a small 5 pounds all the way up to 30 pounds, and forward-facing toddlers from 20 to 40 pounds and up to 40 inches tall. It easily suits your child as he/she grows and transitions from rear-facing to forward-facing. Graco's designated this seat to help keep your precious growing little one safe. It has been engineered and crash-tested to meet or exceed US safety standards, and it also features EPS energy-absorbing foam for effective impact energy management. As your children grow, their needs change. For little ones, the ComfortSport features a cozy head support, specially designed to keep infants stable. Then, as your child grows and needs more room, the infant head support conveniently removes to make your toddler comfy. The ComfortSport is LATCH-equipped with an easy-to-read level indicator. It makes installation in the rear-facing position hassle-free. Safety is key, so the 5-point, front-adjust harness keeps your baby snug and secure and since it's "front-adjust" it's easy to get baby in and out! The conveniently placed cup holder is just right for holding your child's sippy cup or water bottle, always keeping essentials at arm's reach. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be rear-facing until age 2 or until they reach the maximum rear-facing height and weight rating for their seat.