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weight and age limit for a forward sitting car seat...

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 PM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • OP- rephrasing the question...

    what is the weight/height and/or age your baby has to be to turn the carseat around?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • 1 yr AND 20 lbs on most seats, some are 25 lbs. but most are also made to go higher than that b/c its supposed to be safer that way. we turned our daughter around at 11 months b/c we couldn't find a rear facing that would hold her where we lived at the time
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 11:11 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • The AAP is now recommending babies remain rear facing until at least 2 yrs old. It is much safer to keep them rear facing longer. The MINIMUM for turning them around is one year AND 20 pounds.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:38 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • The MINIMUM is 12 months and to lbs, but most convertible seats allow for RF up to 35 lbs, and I believe there is one out there that RF to 40. Legally, its the 1 and 20, but AAP, as well as other organizations are beginning to recommend at least 2 and 30, or to the RF limit of the seat.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:40 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • The MINIMUM is 12 months and 20 lbs, but most convertible seats allow for RF up to 35 lbs, and I believe there is one out there that RF to 40. Legally, its the 1 and 20, but AAP, as well as other organizations are beginning to recommend at least 2 and 30, or to the RF limit of the seat.



    Sorry fixed my typo.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:40 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • Fl Highway patrol stats.. 20 lbs and 12 months. Biggest reason on the 12 months is b/c of the child coller bone not being strong enough yet.
    Muscialmae1

    Answer by Muscialmae1 at 12:09 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

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