Can my car seat be in the reclined position when its installed forward-facing?
Check the instructions that came with your convertible, forward-facing, or booster car seat. To match the natural angle of different vehicle seats, some models do allow semi-reclined position(s) to be used in the forward-facing modes. When forward-facing, recline positions are only to be used to keep the car seat flush against the back of vehicle seat. Adjustable vehicle seats must be in the upright position during travel, according to your vehicle owner’s manual.