Become familiar with your local car seat rules and restrictions. Legal criteria for kid safety seats must be followed.
Rear-facing car seats are preferable for babies. Choose models with a five-point harness system for optimal support and safety.
Make sure the weight and height restrictions on the car seat are appropriate for your child's present size and allow for future growth.
Make sure the car seat has adjustable straps to accommodate your child's changing size.
If you have a stroller, ensure the car seat is compatible. Some seats can be attached to stroller frames for convenience.