An infant can be turned into the forward facing position when they are 18 months of age and weigh about 35 pounds. At this point, they can be placed in a forward facing seat with harnesses.
Do I have to buy another car seat to switch from rear facing to forward facing?
It is not necessary to buy another car seat when you want to switch from the rear facing car seat to the front facing car seat, if you purchased a convertible car seat. Before you make the switch, read the instructions that came with your car seat to determine harness placement, latch placement, and tether use.
Where in the back seat do I place the car seat?
We have heard it time and time again that the back seat is the safest place for the child’s car seat whether it is forward facing or rear facing. But what part of that back seat is the safest place for that car seat? Placing the car seat in the middle of the back seat is forty three percent safer than placing it in any of the side areas of the back seat. If your vehicle back seat does not have a LATCH you can have the seat installed and the safety belt will keep the child secure in its seat.