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When should i switch to the carseat/boosterseat that faces foward?

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Asked by missashoo at 9:14 PM on Apr. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • 20 pounds and after 1 year old is what the legal age/weight is.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 9:16 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • that is true about the 20 pounds and after one year with your states legal age, weight AND height requirements for the car seat your child is in

    Answer by team21 at 9:23 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • Has to be 20 pounds and 1 year not either/or. Some people keep them faceing backwards until much older it is up to you, but the law is both 20 pounds and 1 year

    Answer by mommy5409 at 9:26 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • do some research please. if you listen to these women and switch him when he is 20 lbs, you are putting him in danger. you should try to at least RF until 30 lbs.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • By law, once a child is one year and 20 pounds you can have them forward facing in a 5 point harness seat. However, the longer you have them rear facing, the safer it is for them! The AAP recommends having them rear facing until they are at least 2!!!


    Answer by Courtney610 at 10:04 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • The law allows alot of stupid things- so I dont think thats a good answer.
    Any good prediatricain & or car seat brand will tell you to keep your child rear facing until he meets the MAXIMUM weight/height requirements on his seat. Rear facing is 100x safer!

    Answer by pinkcicle709 at 11:23 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • No sooner then 20 lbs and 12 mos, but you can, and should keep them facing the rear even longer then that.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:15 AM on Apr. 13, 2010

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