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how/when should i get a different car seat? my son in six months

and he is realllly outgrowing his infant carrier ... and he 19 pounds soo im not sure if i show buy those car seats that a front facing ones? im not sure what to get and if they have to be a certain age to be in a different car seat ? and if you know then what kind should i get ? hes growing sooo fast!!!


Asked by Luckyme3487 at 3:04 PM on Apr. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You need to get a convertible seat that you can use rear facing until he is older, then use forward facing. Most states have laws that they must remain rear facing until they are at least both 20 lbs and 12 months. A few months ago the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended the minimum for rear facing be increased to 2 yrs. Since your baby is on the big side (my first was this way, he wore a 2T at 12 mos old!) look for a seat that rear faces up to at least 35 lbs and forward faces with the harness up to 65 lbs like the Britax Marathon or the Sunshine Radian.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:45 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • When he is 1 years old but be sure to ask your ped.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:06 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • dang.. his little feets are going to crumple up .. they are touching the seat hes a big boy ... i wonder what im going to do .. hmm :(

    Answer by Luckyme3487 at 3:09 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • The next choice is a convertible, he cannot forward-face til AT LEAST 1 year AND 20 lbs. You cannot put a FF seat backwards either. Feet touching the seat isn't an issue. My kids all stayed in the infant seat til they were 1 & 20 and we put them in a FF seat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:15 PM on Apr. 27, 2010

  • he must remain rear facing to one year AND 20 lbs
    he has outgrown his infant seat if
    a) the harness straps will no longer be at or below his shoulders
    b) there is less than 1 inch of shell left above his head
    c) he is over the weight limit for the seat

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:22 PM on Apr. 27, 2010