It is used rearward facing from birth to 9kg/20lbs, then forward facing from 9kg/20lbs to 18kg/40lbs. It has 5 seat recline positions. There is a 5 point harness which has individual harness tensionners for added safety. The seat has deep wide wings with side impact protection for teh whole body. It has a newborn body support cushion and a head cushion, chest and buckle pads for comfort. The seat reclines in it's own axis and has built in locking clips to maintain the tension of the belt. The padded cover is removable and hand washable.