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What weight, age and size does the child have to be to fit into a different carseat?

Shes in the traditional carseat, and getting too big it seems. whats next? and how big does she have to be.

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xcherrypiex08

Asked by xcherrypiex08 at 6:01 PM on Dec. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • if she is in a carrier there should be a sticker on the side of it that says the height and weight limitations
    has to be 1 yr old and 20 lbs to be front facing though
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 6:11 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • my 4 year old daughter doesn't even meet the weight guidelines for a booster!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • What do you mean by traditional seat? An infant seat that you carry?
    She can be in a convertible seat now if you would like... a convertible is a seat that is rear facing and forward facing.
    By law you must keep a child rear facing until 1 year but it's best to keep them rear facing even longer....
    I would look into getting one of these convertibles:
    Cosco Scenera
    Evenflo Triumph
    First Years True Fit
    Graco MyRide 65
    And of the Britax convertibles
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:14 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • They say 1yr and 20lbs for a front facing car seat....but my son is 6 months old and a few ounces over 20lbs, and 26in he is getting too long and too big for the infant carseat....so...I don't even know...I'm a bit confused...
    michellelee3708

    Answer by michellelee3708 at 6:33 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • A child MUST be AT LEAST 1 yr and 20 lbs before facing forward. Many seats allow children to remain rear facing much longer, and studies show that this is safer. If your son is too big for the infant carrier, move to a convertible seat. A convertible rear faces, and then, later on, can be turned to face forward. If you'd like suggestions on seats, just ask.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:21 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • After a child outgrows the infant seat (carrier) you move them to a convertible car seat which can be used rear facing and forward facing. You HAVE to read what it says, make sure it says "for rear facing _to_ pounds and forward facing _to _pounds. You need to research which kind of seat you will want. Do you want to extended rear face beyond 20 pounds and 1 year? Do you want to keep you child harnessed beyond 4 years and 40 pounds (typical booster age). There are seats out there to accomodate this.
    heatherann0221

    Answer by heatherann0221 at 10:58 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • a rule of thumb is that if the shoulder straps at the top level are under the top of the shoulder and the feet are over the end of the carrier, then its time to move on up...also if you want to be technical, call your local police dept, they have all the regs on file...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Anonymous
    a rule of thumb is that if the shoulder straps at the top level are under the top of the shoulder and the feet are over the end of the carrier, then its time to move on up...also if you want to be technical, call your local police dept, they have all the regs on file...



    Incorrect, actually. For RF, you WANT the straps to be at or below shoulders. And, legs/feet have nothing to do with it either.
    Child needs to be under weight limit for seat and have one inch of hard shell above their head.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 2:36 AM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Go to your local firedepartment and ask.....they will even help you install it properly (80% of carseats are installed wrong) a car seat should not move more then about a quarter of an inch in any direction. I personally kneel in the seat and suck it down as far as i can. Most people dont know that firedepartments will help with this.
    drivnkids

    Answer by drivnkids at 12:28 PM on Jan. 1, 2010

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