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when will my baby be able to face forward in the carseat?

my baby is going to be 5months on the 25th. how old/long/much does she have to weigh till she can face forward? she is now 14lbs. 4 1/2oz. and 15 1/2 inches long.


Asked by BlueyedRnystorm at 11:47 PM on Feb. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 12 months AND 20 lbs. if baby is 1 year old but ways less than 20 lbs, they still have to face backwards. If baby weighs over 20 lbs but is less than one year old, baby still has to face backwards.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • 12 months AND 20lbs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • Double check for your state to make sure because it can vary from state to state. there should be a website for the family and child division in your state the list the requirements, but typically they have to meet both age and height/weight requirements to turn around it is typically 12 months and 20 pounds.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 11:51 PM on Feb. 11, 2009

  • They need to be seated facing the rear as long as possible. 1 year AND 20lbs is the youngest. Rear facing is the safest. I recommend finding a convertible car-seat that can rear face and using that as long as you can.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Feb. 11, 2009